Armco Scholarship Recipients

ARMCO CU AWARDS $15,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS

Armco Credit Union is pleased to award $15,000 in scholarships to 30 graduating high school seniors this year. The students were selected from 102 qualified applicants based on academic and extracurricular achievement. Students attending college as well as vocational schools were eligible. This is the third year the credit union has provided scholarships for higher education. Watch our website, Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn pages this fall for details on scholarships for next year.

 

Matthew Barber

Matthew will graduate from Butler Area Senior High School and will attend Penn State University to study Mechanical Engineering. Matthew played on the Butler lacrosse team for four years. He was also a member of the Unified Bocce Team during his senior year. Matthew was a member of National Honors Society as well as Treasurer for the class of 2020. He also participated in Future Business Leaders of America and competed at the state-level.

Anna Baxter

Anna will graduate from Butler Area Senior High School and attend Duquesne University to study in the five-year Physician Assistant program and obtain a Public Health minor. She will also compete on Duquesne’s NCAA Division track and field team. In high school, Anna was a member of the Sequinettes dance team, varsity cross country team and varsity track and field team. She was also involved in student council and the National Honor Society. Anna enjoys volunteering as a Candy Striper at Butler Memorial Hospital. She works two jobs – Dick’s Sporting Goods and the YMCA – and she also fundraises for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through their Students of the Year program.

Lea Codispot

Lea will graduate from Butler Area Senior High School and study Business Analytics at Bucknell University with hopes to attend law school. In high school, Lea was a Sequinettes dance team member and co-captain as a senior. Lea was National Honor Society Secretary and participated in school musicals, student council, and symphonic band. She was a member of Butler’s two-time state finalist mock trial team. A dancer since age 3, Lea enjoys dancing competitively at Butler Center for the Performing Arts. She was a BHS Candy Striper for four years and works as a barista at Starbucks.

Braedan Collins

Brady will graduate from Knoch High school and attend Penn State University with a double major in Physics and Astronomy. He is very active in school activities. He is Captain of the track and cross country teams, the lead in school musicals, Vice President of the senior class, and President of the Spanish, chemistry, and science clubs. He is also an active member of the National Honor Society, and graduate of Butler County Youth Leadership. Brady hopes to one day to earn a Doctorate degree in Astrophysics and work for NASA.

Haley Cramer

Haley will graduate from Seneca Valley High School. She will attend the University of Pittsburgh as a direct admit into the business program as a double major in Finance and Accounting. Haley maintained a GPA of 4.48 and has been on the highest honor roll through all four years of high school. She was involved as a member of Key Club service organization and National Honor Society. Haley was also a three-year starter and letter winner on the girls’ varsity basketball team. She is employed at Churn Scoop Shop in Cranberry Twp. as well as Doordash.

Joshua Darsie

Josh will graduate from Deer Lakes High School and attend Kent State University to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. During his high school years, he participated in several organizations such as student council, Stand Together club and Rachel’s Challenge club. Josh lettered in three varsity sports: golf, football and basketball. He enjoys volunteering for Blessings in Backpack, senior citizen luncheons, American Suicide Prevention Walk and special education classroom. He especially enjoyed working with the youth basketball program at Deer Lakes. Josh is very fond of his grandfather, James Sleigh, a retired “rigger” of 36 years from Armco Steel. He has taught him to be hard working and carry this dedication throughout life.

Amber Flynn

Amber will graduate from Moniteau High School and attend Kent State University for Criminology and Justice Studies. During high school, she was involved in mock trial, student council, marching band, jazz band, National Honor Society, math tutoring, and the writing center. She participated in community service projects through the church and the Emlenton Echoes 4-H Club. She served soup to community members and made hats for nursing home residents. She works as a guest service specialist at the Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest Campground in Harrisville. After Kent State University, she plans to attend law school.

Brittney Friters

Brittney will graduate from Karns City High School and attend Butler County Community College for general studies and to play softball. After BC3, Brittney plans to transfer to Indiana University or Slippery Rock University to major in either the business or medical field. Brittney plays basketball and softball. She served as the secretary of the National Honor Society, senior class, and science club. She is also a member of the Spanish club. Brittney’s goal after school is to enter a field she will enjoy and excel at for years to come.

Alayne Gaghan

Alayne will graduate from Fox Chapel Area High School and will attend the University of Notre Dame majoring in Biological Sciences on a pre-med track. This year at Fox Chapel, she was captain of the cheerleading squad, a member of the National Honor Society, and a student ambassador. She was also a dancer at Fairgrieve School of Dance for 16 years. Alayne is a huge baseball and Pittsburgh Pirates fan! After college, she plans to attend medical school and become a pediatrician.

Grace Genaway

Grace will graduate from Karns City High School and will be enrolled in the Honor’s Program at Robert Morris University. Grace plans to study Actuarial Science and play club soccer. In high school, Grace was a member of the French club, science club, student council, National Honor Society, and gifted program. After college, Grace plans on becoming a certified actuary.

Kylie Hoffman

Kylie is graduating from Freeport High School and will attend the University of Pittsburgh to major in Chemistry. She has been very involved in extracurricular activities. She was captain of the girls’ varsity soccer team, played basketball, and ran track. Kylie is a member of the Key Club, Quizbowl, Mathletes, SADD, National Honor Society, art club and general student council. She has also been a life skills mentor and student mentor. Outside of school, Kylie volunteers at Lutheran Senior Life/VNA, referees soccer, babysits, and works at a local gym. She enjoys going outdoors and loves animals, especially her dogs. After college, Kylie’s main goal is to go to veterinary school to become a veterinarian.

Emily Huff

Emily Huff will graduate from Karns City High School and attend West Virginia University where she will major in Exercise Physiology with a minor in Spanish. In high school, she was a member of the volleyball, basketball and softball teams. Emily also participated in many activities such as student council, National Honor Society and science club. She enjoys hanging out with friends and being outdoors.

Grace Huff

Grace will graduate from Mars Area High School and pursue a Nursing degree at the University of Pittsburgh. After obtaining a BSN degree, her goal is to earn a doctorate as a Nurse Practitioner. Grace’s high school activities include: 4-year letterman on the Mars varsity swim team, National Honor Society, Future Medical Providers club, ski club and French club. She works at the Rose E. Schneider YMCA as a certified lifeguard and swim instructor. She is also a member of the Junior Auxiliary at Butler Memorial Hospital where she volunteers as a Candy Striper in the Emergency Department. Grace also volunteers at Kidsfest at Orchard Hill Church as well as other activities in the Mars area. Her interests include swimming, art, reading, skiing, kayaking, hiking and camping.

Alexandra Kreinbucher

Alexandra (Allie) will graduate from Butler Area Senior High School. She will attend Gannon University as a Biology major (pre-medicine) in the 4+4 LECOM Early Acceptance Program. She is a member of the Butler marching band Sequinettes dance team and the National Honor Society. Outside of school, she dances at Butler Center for the Performing Arts. She also volunteers with the Butler Memorial Hospital Junior Auxiliary. Allie is employed at the Butler YMCA. Her goal is to become a physician and possibly work in pediatrics.

Sarah Leslie

Sarah will graduate from Butler Area Senior High School. She will attend Slippery Rock University and double major in Dance and Political Science. Sarah was a member of the Butler Sequinettes dance team for four years and National Honor Society during her senior year. She works closely with children of all ages at the Butler YMCA. She loves her job and appreciates that it has taught her various skills. Sarah has been dancing for 15 years. Dance is her passion, which is why she is pursuing a double major at SRU. After graduating from Slippery Rock, she plans to attend law school and later work in entertainment or family law.

Nathan Monday

Nathan is graduating from Butler Area Senior High School. He will attend Penn State University and major in History/Army ROTC. His goal is to become a commissioned Army officer upon graduation and begin a military career. In high school, Nathan ran cross country and lettered all four years. He participated in JROTC for four years and was a three-year member of the JROTC Raiders team, which trains and competes in an annual military-style competition. Nathan was involved in two church youth groups that provided many service opportunities. During the summer, he worked on the grounds crew at the Butler Country Club. In his free time, Nathan enjoys working out and spending time outdoors hiking, hunting, and fishing.

Cordray Negley

Cordray is graduating from Butler Area Senior High School. She will attend Clemson University to double major in Graphic Communications and Marketing and hopes to one day work for a professional sports team. Cordray was the Butler Golden Tornado Marching Band Feature Twirler. Twirling has been a big part of her life. This past September she traveled to Trujillo, Peru to represent the United States as a Baton Twirling Ambassador for the Spring Festival. At school she was Vice President of the Future Business Leaders of America club, and actively involved in Spanish club, random acts of kindness, and National Honor Society.

Vincent Pellegrino

Vincent will graduate from Butler Area Senior High School and attend Penn State University to major in Mechanical Engineering. He will also participate in their AFROTC program. Vincent was active in numerous clubs such as: Future Business Leaders of America, National Honor Society, and Latin club. He volunteered at the VA Medical Center and other organizations in Butler. Vincent has also gone on mission trips to Huntingburg, Indiana and Somerset. Vincent’s goal in life is to become a mechanical engineer as well as possibly becoming a pilot in the United States Air Force.

Nathaniel Rondinelli

Nate will graduate from Karns City High School and attend Penn State University to study Software Engineering. Nate occupies his time with three things: church, school, and soccer. He is very committed to each of these, and enjoys visiting with friends, playing the saxophone, and playing video games in his spare time. Since quarantine began, he wanted to try some new things so he learned to cook and I began building a custom PC that he will use in college.

Daulton Roth

Daulton will graduate from Knoch High School. He will major in Biology at Butler County Community College with aspirations in the medical field. While at Knoch, he was a member of National Honor Society, student council, class cabinet, Spanish club, history club, Future Business Leaders of America, and he was a peer tutor. Daulton has been on the Highest Honor Roll with a grade point average of 4.459. He holds a Second Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, is a two time State Weapons Champion and volunteered as a peer instructor at his Tae Kwon Do school. Daulton has volunteered for South Butler Community Library, Toys for Tots and St. Vincent DePaul.

Jordan Rumbaugh

Jordan will graduate from Knoch High School and attend Seton Hill University. She is enrolled in the Physician Assistant program. Jordan is very involved in school activities such as Student Council Vice President, National Honor Society, KDA-ski club, history club, musical, photography club, chemistry club, and class cabinet. In the community she volunteers at Allegheny Valley Hospital and works as a waitress at Handlebar Cafe and the Ambrose Farm Market.

Kayleigh Sarnese

Kayleigh will graduate from Moniteau Jr./Sr. High School. She will attend Slippery Rock University and major in Biology with a Pre-Medicine advising track. In high school, she participated in marching band, National Honor Society, musicals, student council, math tutors, the writing center and the Butler County Youth Leadership Program. Kayleigh volunteers at the Salvation Army, the Child Advocacy Center in Butler County, the Boyers Sportsman’s Association, and Jennings State Park. After college, Kayleigh plans to attend medical school to earn a doctorate degree.

Samuel Schirra

Sam will graduate from Aquinas Academy, the same school he has attended since Kindergarten! He plans to attend a four-year Catholic university, major in Theology, and become involved in youth ministry. Sam is the youngest of five children and a Roman Catholic. He is a Lego enthusiast and has swum competitively since age six. He is a huge fan of Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and Marvel. Sam worked as a life guard at a private pool for the last two summers. He would like to thank God, his parents, and all his other role-models who have helped him become the person he is.

Tanner Spohn

Tanner will graduate from Burrell High School and attend Potomac State College in West Virginia University where he will further his education and play baseball. He is majoring in Nursing and his goal is to work as a nurse anesthetist. Tanner was a four-year varsity baseball starter and was nominated all-section his sophomore and junior seasons. He was involved with the National Honor Society, student government, student leadership team, student advisory, math team and Interact club. He also volunteered delivering meals for Lower Burrell Meals on Wheels and served meals at the Knead Community Café in New Kensington.

Allison Thomas

Allison will graduate from Butler Area Senior High School and attend Grove City College to major in Elementary Education. Allison was involved in various activities including Vice President of the National Honor Society, Future Business Leaders of America, and Best Buddies. She participated in multiple youth leadership activities such as the Chamber of Commerce’s Butler County Youth Leadership program and Rotary Youth Leadership Association. Allison was also a Candy Striper at Butler Memorial Hospital. She enjoys spending time with her family, practicing calligraphy, Bible journaling, listening to podcasts, and going on walks with her dog.

Breanna Tomsey

Breanna will graduate from Karns City High School and attend the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg to major in Public Policy. She played an active role in her school as the President of student council and German club, a starter for the varsity women’s soccer team, and a member of National Honor Society. Breanna was also a member of the debate team, the gifted program, and science club. She received many awards including: high honor roll, perfect attendance, and the Katie Shannon Spirit Award. Last year, her team championed the Butler County Envirothon. Breanna spends a lot of time volunteering for St. Wendelin School and Church. She is the youth leader of the St. Wendelin Youth Group. After completing her undergraduate studies, Breanna plans to pursue a law degree.

Peyton Turner

Peyton will graduate from Karns City High School and attend Kent State University. She will major in Aeronautical Engineering and Flight Operations and hopes to become a commercial pilot. Peyton was very active in high school. She was a member of the varsity women’s volleyball and basketball teams serving as team captain for both teams. She was a high honor roll achiever for six consecutive years. Peyton was the National Honor Society Vice President, Spanish Club Secretary, Kids That Care Secretary, Home Economics Club Secretary and a member of student council and the science club. Peyton resides in Chicora and is the daughter of John and Deana Turner.

Ellie Weiss

Ellie will graduate from Butler Area Senior High School and will major in Nursing at the University of Pittsburgh. In high school, she participated in the Spanish club and the local section of the National Honor Society. She also participated in the school’s soccer, track, and swim teams. Outside of school, Ellie swims and plays soccer competitively. Following graduation, she plans to pursue a career in the nursing field and further her education.

Paige Williams

Paige Williams will graduate from Butler Area High School. She will attend Westminster College to pursue a double major in Accounting and Finance as well as continue her athletic career by joining the diving team. Paige is a member of the diving team and coaches diving lessons during the summers at the Butler Country Club. She is Treasurer of student council club and also a member of the National Honor Society.

Jaren Wright

Jaren will graduate from Lenape Technical School where he is enrolled in the CADD program. He will attend Butler County Community College and major in Engineering Technology with CADD. He feels that learning about computer drafting is rewarding, and has fun participating in the SEAL challenge each year. At school, he gives tours and allows perspective students to shadow him. He is also a member of the computer gaming club. Outside of school, Jaren works as a caterer during the wedding season. He enjoys SCUBA diving and earned his P.A.D.I. certification as an open water diver. Jaren hopes to pursue a successful career in computer drafting and 3D Printing.