2011 "Words to be Heard" Scholarship Contest

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.

2011 Pittsburgh Winners


$2500 Winner
Carly Meholic
Greater Latrobe HS
Westmoreland County
Essay - Brochure


$1000 Winner
Kelsey Meadows
Greensburg Salem HS
Westmoreland County
Video



$500 Winner
Katie Bergman
Hampton High School
Allegheny County
Video


$500 Winner
Erin Kaminski
Moon Area HS
Allegheny County
Brochure - Video



$500 Winner
Jake Fallon
Seneca Valley
Butler County
Video

Johnstown/Altoona Area Winners


$2500 Winner
Elizabeth Ditty
Tyrone Area HS
Essay - Powerpoint (PDF)


$1000 Winner
Suzanne Shoffner
State College Area HS
Centre County
Video



$500 Winners
McKenna Sipes
Everett Area High School
Bedford County
Brochure


$500 Winners
Nicholas S Kolesar
Curwensville Area HS
Clearfield County
Powerpoint (PDF)



$500 Winners
Kelsey Ickes
Claysburg-Kimmel
Blair County
Powerpoint (PDF)

Erie Area Winners


$2500 Winner
Paul Marshall Allan Sherer
Eisenhower High School
Warren County
Website



$500 Winner
Connor MacKelvey
Fairview HS
Erie
Essay


$1000 Winner
Rachel Ann Gollhardt
North East High School
Erie County
Powerpoint (PDF)

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.