Friday, July 31, 2009

Meet our 2009 Scholarship Recipients

In July 2009, the Horsham Lions Club presented $750 scholarships to three seniors, and $1,500 to one senior from the Horsham area, totaling $3,000 in scholarships.

Pictured above, left to right are: Jeffrey Smith from Lansdale Catholic High School, and Jessica Lloyd and Erica Sokoloski, both from Hatboro-Horsham High School.

The club strives to present several scholarships to local students each year, in an effort to assist in furthering the education of community-minded young adults. The students were chosen anonymously, and the choice was made not only on academic merit, but on the level of community and humanitarian involvement the students have displayed. Since beginning the scholarship program, the Horsham Lions Club has presented more than $150,000 in scholarship money to local students.

Mr. Smith received the sole $1,500 scholarship, which was named in memory of Max Hankin (deceased), longtime Horsham entrepreneur and participant in the Lions Club. He and his wife Janet Hankin (also deceased) have helped the Lions in innumerable ways over the years. Without their support and the support of their family, scholarships such as these would not be possible.


Jeffrey Smith attended Lansdale Catholic High School. He’ll be going to Hofstra University this fall, studying theater. Jeff is a very proud Eagle Scout, the highest rank a Boy Scout can achieve. He’s been very active in his church youth group, and has lent his time to several charitable organizations. He’s received many honors for leadership and service. Jeff also organized a used-coat drive last winter.

Erica Sokoloski attended Hatboro-Horsham High School, and will be going to Gwynedd Mercy College this fall. She hasn’t yet decided upon a major. She’s also been very active in Key Club in school, and has been an avid dancer since a very young age. Erica has volunteered for things like Relay for Life, a Diabetes walk, and also volunteers at a local retirement home. She has the unique distinction of having a perfect 4.0 grade point average.

Jessica Lloyd went to Hatboro-Horsham High School, and will be attending Immaculata College this fall, studying Accounting / Business. Jessica has been very active within Key Club (an extension of the Kiwanis Clubs in high schools). She’s volunteered for many service projects, including Special Olympics, Relay for Life, and in soup kitchens. She did this while maintaining a tremendous GPA

Please join us in congratulating these students and encouraging their continued growth!


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