The Tuscarora Education Foundation awarded three Catherine Stickell Tuscarora Education Foundation college scholarships to district graduates planning to enter college this fall.

Mercersburg, Pa. (June 28, 2010) – - The Tuscarora Education Foundation (TEF) recently awarded three James Buchanan High School graduates, Kara Barrett, Lillian Berney and Daniel McClung, with the 2010 Margaret Stickell scholarship in the amount of $1000 each. The students were selected from the JBHS graduating class of 160 students based on their outstanding academic achievement and involvement in extracurricular and civic activities.

“It is my honor and privilege to present each of these students a $1000 scholarship to use toward their college tuition,” commented Michael J. Skubon, chairman of TEF. “It is so important to support today’s students in their educational aspirations. These are three of our district’s (Tuscarora) best and brightest graduates.”

Catherine Stickell, in conjunction with TEF, established a charitable trust to assist selected Tuscarora School District students further their education by providing funding toward their post secondary education. As a long-time teacher in the district, Ms. Stickell dedicated her life to the development of her students and all of the people around her. Her legacy and passion for educational advancement continues annually through her generous charitable trust donation.

In addition to scholarships, TEF supports programs and projects that provide additional learning opportunities for area students by securing funding and grant money, and ensuring the implementation and completion of the programs. Since its inception in 1995, the Foundation has awarded over 250 grants totaling over $200,000. To donate or learn more about the Foundation, visit the website at or contact Chris Ardinger, 301-730-0627.