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Seven Tioga County Students Earn Copp Scholarships

Posted Saturday, 01 November 2014 00:25 | Filed under C&N News

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Copp Scholarship’s 2011 recipients were honored at a luncheon at the Penn Wells Hotel. Pictured are the recipients, front, from left, Lisa Shultz, Lyndsey King, Ashley Hanes, Charles Moyer and Kasey Baker. In back, from left, Angie Adams, Cowanesque Valley High School guidance counselor; Brian Tevlin, AVP and trust officer with the C&N Trust and Financial Management Group; Chris Morral, Wellsboro Area School District superintendent; Keith Yarger, Southern Tioga School District superintendent and Michael Charles, CPA, VP and tax officer with C&NTFMG. Absent from photo are Dr. Timothy Bowers, Northern Tioga School District superintendent, Danielle Strange and Richard Lee, both Copp Scholarship recipients.

WELLSBORO, PA - Seven Tioga County students have been named recipients of scholarships from the William Bowen Copp and Graydon S. Copp Agriculture Education Trust. The 2011 awards totaled $70,000.00.

The Scholarship Committee hosted a luncheon for scholarship recipients and their parents at the Penn Wells Hotel in Wellsboro.

The 2011 recipients include:

Lisa Jean Shultz, daughter of David and Jean Shultz of Wellsboro. A graduate of Wellsboro Area High School, Lisa plans to attend Lock Haven University majoring in pre-veterinarian.

Danielle Strange, daughter of David Strange and Audrey Williams of Wellsboro. A graduate of Wellsboro Area High School, she plans to attend Alfred University majoring in pre veterinarian.

Kasey Baker, daughter of Damon and Kendra Baker of Osceola. A graduate of Cowanesque Valley High School, Kasey plans to attend Penn State Altoona majoring in animal science.

Lyndsey Renee King, daughter of Randy and Marlene King of Westfield. A graduate of Cowanesque Valley High School, she plans to attend Coastal Carolina University majoring in marine science.

Richard Lee, son of Christopher Lee and Wendy Briggs of Westfield. A graduate of Cowanesque Valley High School, he plans to attend Unity College in Maine majoring in wildlife biology.

Ashley Jean Hanes, daughter of Ronald and Deborah Hanes of Tioga. A graduate of Elkland High School, Ashley plans to attend Mansfield University majoring in biology.

Charles Moyer, son of Paul and Carolyn Moyer of Roaring Branch. A graduate of Liberty Junior Senior High School, he plans to attend Penn State Altoona majoring in animal science.

The Copp trust was created under the Last Will and Testament of Graydon S. Copp, who died July 7, 2002.He and his brother, William Bowen Copp, operated a farm in Charleston and Covington Townships in Tioga County.

“Graydon’s generosity will continue for a long time, as Graydon’s intent for this trust is to provide scholarships to well-deserving Tioga County, PA high school seniors who pursue higher education in an agricultural field,”said Deborah Scott, Citizens & Northern Bank Executive Vice President and Trust Officer.

Scott said the field has a broad spectrum of possibilities and might include education in the field of animal sciences, agricultural business management, bioresource, crop and soil science, fisheries and wildlife, food science and technology and general agriculture to name a few.

The scholarship recipients were chosen by the trust’s Scholarship Committee, which consists of the Trustee, Citizens & Northern Bank’s Trust and Financial Management Group, and the superintendents from each school district in Tioga County. The Committee determines the number of recipients and amounts awarded annually.The scholarship awards may be used to help pay tuition, books and room and board charges.

Applicants for the scholarship are sought each year, with the deadline being April 15th annually.Applicants must be high school seniors accepted to accredited colleges or universities in programs leading to degrees in curriculums directly related to agriculture.In addition, applicants must have grade point averages of at least 2.0, have financial need and must have been Tioga County, PA residents for at least six months.

For more information on this scholarship or to obtain an application, interested students should contact Citizens & Northern Bank’s Trust and Financial Management Group at 1-800-487-8784 or their high school guidance counselor.

The C&N Trust and Financial Management Group, a division of Citizens & Northern Bank, maintains offices in Wellsboro, Sayre, Towanda, Williamsport, Coudersport and Emporium, in Pennsylvania and Canisteo in New York. The division, founded in 1960, provides a wide range of investment, trust and retirement plan services to individuals and organizations.