Saturday, August 4, 2018

Two North Schuylkill Graduates Receive Scholarships from Knoebels

As area students prepare for the start of another school year, there are ten Knoebels Amusement Resort team members who have an extra $500 in their pockets. Two of those were graduates from North Schuylkill.

The $500 is in recognition of their scholastic achievements and aspirations, as well as their contributions as Knoebels team members. Knoebels Amusement Resort is happy to announce the 2018 Knoebels Scholarship recipients. This year’s recipients include 10 team members from eight different departments who are on the path to becoming future electrical engineers, educators, pharmacists, physician assistants, and more.

Each season, Knoebels offers a number of benefits for its 2,300 team members such as special events, free entry to 17 amusement parks, and tickets and food coupons for select weeks. Another benefit for school-aged team members is the Knoebels Scholarship program. Knoebels has awarded approximately $103,000 to 206 team members since the start of the program in 1997.

This year’s recipients include:

Emilee Barnhardt (Alamo Restaurant), daughter of Jason and Margaret Barnhardt, Kulpmont, 2018 graduate of Mount Carmel Area High School, accepted at Pennsylvania State University and Wilkes University, majoring in Electrical Engineering

Alex Campbell (Playland Arcade), daughter of Karen and Jim Campbell, Coal Township, 2018 graduate of Shamokin Area High School, attending Duquesne University, majoring in Pharmacy

Emma Donmoyer (JBK Food Stand), daughter of Duane and Marcy Donmoyer, Paxinos, 2015 graduate of Northumberland Christian School, attending Houghton College, majoring in Music Education

Leo Fahringer (JBK Food Stand), son of Shona McLaughlin and Wesley Fahringer, Catawissa, 2015 graduate of Southern Columbia Area High School, attending Arcadia University, majoring in Illustration

Alison Filozof (Gift Shops), daughter of Lisa Filozof, Ringtown, 2016 graduate North Schuylkill High School, attending Indiana University of Pennsylvania, majoring in Pre-Physician Assistant

Lauren Mudrock (Crystal Pool), daughter of Andrew and Michelle Mudrock, Elysburg, 2018 graduate of Southern Columbia Area High School, attending Bloomsburg University, majoring in Nursing

Natalie Ring (Playland Arcade), daughter of Tina Jansen and Chris Ring, Elysburg, 2018 graduate of Southern Columbia Area High School, attending Bucknell University, majoring in Marketing/Studio Art

Mitchell Roshannon (Rides), Ashland, 2015 graduate of North Schuylkill High School, attending Susquehanna University, majoring in English and Creative Writing

Francesca Schu (Marketing), daughter of Kimberly Schu, Elysburg, 2016 graduate of Southern Columbia Area High School, attending Pennsylvania State University, majoring in Advertising/Public Relations

Nicholas Stine (Lost & Found), son of John Stine and Andrea Weaver-Stine, Danville, 2015 graduate of Danville Area High School, attending Bloomsburg University, majoring in Secondary Education – English

The 2018 scholarship judging committee consisted of two local community leaders who are not employed by Knoebels. Scholarships were judged based on the students’ written applications and a work performance evaluation completed by the applicants’ department manager.

Four Knoebels team members, two of whom are also this year’s Knoebels Scholarship recipients, have been nominated for a 2018 Pennsylvania Amusement Parks Association (PAPA) scholarship. Those students include: Emily Henderson, Julia Mudrock, Mitchell Roshannon and Francesca Schu.

Photo Caption: Pictured here (left to right), are 2018 Knoebels Scholarship recipients and members of the third generation of the Knoebel family – Ronald (Buddy) Knoebel, Richard (Dick) Knoebel, Alison Filozof, Leo Fahringer, Emma Donmoyer, Francesca Schu, Mitchell Roshannon, Nicholas Stine, Emilee Barnhardt, Alex Campbell, Natalie Ring and Leanna Muscato. Not pictured but also a recipient is Lauren Mudrock.