Edgar Snyder & Associates held their 5th Annual "Words to be Heard" scholarship contest and encouraged high school seniors to participate by submitting proposals that would discourage underage drinking, drunk driving, and texting while driving. Students were able to choose from one of six formats for their entries: essay, video, Power Point, brochure, website, or Facebook page.
Three grand prize scholarships of $2,500 were awarded -- one to a student in the Pittsburgh area, one to a student from the Central PA area, and one to a student in the Erie area. We also selected three second place winners in each market to receive $1,000 scholarships. In addition, the law firm also awarded three $500 scholarships in both the Pittsburgh and Central PA region, and one $500 scholarship in the Erie region.
The video below is a compilation of the winning entries, as well as information on each of our winners. We commend them for their outstanding proposals.
Greensburg Salem HS
Hampton High School
State College Area HS
Everett Area High School
Paul Marshall Allan Sherer
Eisenhower High School
Rachel Ann Gollhardt
North East High School
The "Words to be Heard" Scholarship Program was open to high school seniors in cities served by the firm, including Pittsburgh, Johnstown, Altoona, Bedford, New Paris, Everett, Loysburg, Saxton, Bellwood, Claysburg, Hollidaysburg, Martinsburg, Tyrone, Williamsburg, Nanty Glo, Patton, Ebensburg, Sidman, Northern Cambria, Cresson, Portage, Wingate, Bellefonte, Spring Mills, State College, Clearfield, Curwensville, DuBois, Flinton, Westover, Houtzdale, Philipsburg, Morrisdale, McConnellsburg, Waterfall, Warfordsburg, Huntingdon, Alexandria, Mount Union, Three Springs, Belleville, Lewistown, Erie, Corry, Fairview, Waterford, Edinboro, Girard, Harborcreek, North East, Albion, and Union City.