- Oxford Area School District
OAHS Class of 2021 Senior Awards
Oxford Area High School Class of 2021 members receiving scholarships and/or awards include (front from left) Jose Garcia, Abbie McGregor, Aidan Reilly, Ainsley Eimer, Alexa McCormick, Arlete Sanchez Alvarez; (Row 2) Carolena Ortiz-Nava, Casey Long, Gabriella Lombardi, Cooper Johnson, Cristina Fernandez, Daisy Cerrato, Amie Malone; (Row 3) Dulce Villagomez Perez, Jesus Cordova Rangel, Christopher Goodrich, Gavin Fitzgerald, Gavrielle Goldie, Gregory Rubbo, Hanna Jones; (Row 4) Isabel Hernandez, Fischer Berkowich, Joseph Madden, Joseph Morton, Katherine Lilly, Mason Schaefer, Katherine Peterson; (Row 5) Kayla Robinson, Kevin Ayala Lugo, Taj Lanier, Madison Stewart, Michael Hale; (Row 6) Morgan Brown, Kelsey Bennett, Madeline Stancil, Narly Sandoval, Nicholas Verderame, Nicole Morlang, Sarah Wyatt, Taylor Todd; (Top row) Selena Nava, Seth Yoder, Nick Marker, Rowen Canaday.
On May 20, Oxford Area High School returned to an in-person Senior Awards Night for the Class of 2021 following last year's virtual ceremony. Receiving a total of over $1 million in scholarships and awards were the following students, listed with their awards:
Arlete Sanchez Alvarez - Oxford's Women's Club Scholarship
Kelsey Bennett - Lila P. Wilde Theatre Scholarship, George & Georgiana Jackson Scholarship, Union Fire Company #1 Auxiliary Award
Kelsey Bennett accepts the Lila P. Wilde Theatre Scholarship from Bridget Saltzburg. Kelsey will attend the University of Delaware this fall and will major in secondary English education.
Fischer Berkowich - Nick Repetto Memorial Scholarship
Morgan Brown - VFW Gray Nichols Post 1779 Scholarship
Rowen Canaday - Oxford PTO Scholarship, Jeffrey V. Palita Memorial Award, Sara Manning Scholarship
Principal James Canaday presents the Oxford PTO Scholarship to son Rowen, who will attend Old Dominion University this fall to major in marketing.
Daisy Cerrato - Lighthouse Youth Center Scholarship
Daisy Cerrato accepts the Lighthouse Youth Center Scholarship from Amy Perkins. Daisy will attend West Chester University this fall.
Karina Doshi - Oxford PTO Scholarship
Ainsley Eimer - American Legion School Achievement Award
Gavin Fitzgerald - Mary S. McLeod Scholarship
Gavin Fitzgerald accepts the Mary S. McLeod Scholarship from Shelley Meadowcroft. Gavin will attend Lake Erie College this fall.
Jose Garcia - Indu Bhavasar Memorial Scholarship, Ocklokonee Council No. 212 Attendance Award
Jose Garcia accepts the Indu Bhavarsar Memorial Scholarship from Courtney Greer. Jose will attend Delaware County Community College this fall.
Gavrielle Goldie - Chester/Delaware County Farm Bureau, Ada Elizabeth Nusbaum Barnes and John Maranzie Barnes Scholarship Fund
Gavrielle Goldie accepts the Chester/Delaware County Farm Bureau Scholarship from Howard Robinson. Gavrielle will attend West Virginia University this fall to begin veterinary studies.
Christopher Goodrich - Fraternal Order of the Eagles #2666 Ladies Auxiliary Proficiency in Business Award, Charles Lewis Memorial Scholarship, FBLA Award
Christopher Goodrich accepted the Charles Lewis Memorial Scholarship and the FBLA Award from Kimberly Webber. Christopher will attend Penn State University this fall to major in economics.
Michael Hale - Fraternal Order of the Eagles #2666 Ladies Auxiliary Brian O'Connor Scholarship
Michael Hale accepts the Fraternal Order of the Eagles #2666 Ladies Auxiliary Brian O'Connor Scholarship, along with Christopher Goodrich, from Brenda Moran. Michael will attend Rochester Institute of Technology this fall.
Isabel Hernandez - Oxford Area School Board Award, Griffith Family Scholarship, Isabel P. Wesel Scholarship, Younger Family Scholarship
Isabel Hernandez accepts the $40,000 Younger Family Scholarship, administered by the Oxford Educational Foundation, from OEF Executive Director Dr. Raymond Fischer. Isabel will attend the University of Pennsylvania this fall to study nursing.
Cooper Johnson - OAHS Boys Lacrosse Scholarship
Cooper Johnson accepts the OAHS Boys Lacrosse Scholarship from Jason Miller. Cooper will attend Washington and Lee University this fall.
Hanna Jones - Oxford's Women's Club Scholarship
Hanna Jones, Arlete Sanchez Alvarez and Isabel Hernandez accept Oxford Women's Club scholarships from Brenda Moran. Hanna and Arlete will atend Delaware County Community College this fall.
Victoria Koechert - Lila P. Wilde Theatre Scholarship, Wharton Scholarship
Taj Lanier - Lighthouse Youth Center Scholarship, Shiloh Community Outreach Award
Taj Lanier accepts the Lighthouse Youth Center Scholaship from Amy Perkins. Taj will attend Seton Hall University this fall.
Katherine Lilly - Oxford Area Chamber of Commerce Scholarship, Oxford Golden Bears Senior Award, George & Georgiana Jackson Scholarship, J.W. McMullin Memorial Scholarship, Griffith Family Scholarship, Sara Manning Scholarship, Oxford Field Hockey Boosters Scholarship, Doris and Ellsworth McAllister Memorial Scholarship, American Legion School Achievement Award
Katherine Lilly accepts the J.W. McMullen Memorial Scholarship from Kimberly Webber. Katherine will attend the University of Delaware this fall to major in education.
Gabriella Lombardi - Oxford PTO Scholarship, OAEA-Best All Around Senior, Oxford Area High School Inspiration Award, Hopewell Scholarship
Gabriella Lombardi accepts the $40,000 Hopewell Scholarship, funded anonymously and administered by the Oxford Educational Foundation, from OEF Executive Director Dr. Raymond Fischer. Gabriella will attend the University of Pittsburgh this fall.
Casey Long - E. Kneale Dockstader Foundation Award, Sara Manning Scholarship
Casey Long accepts the E. Kneale Dockstader Foundation Award from Bill Stullken. Casey will attend the University of Delaware this fall to major in environmental science.
Kevin Ayala Lugo - Andre J. Dupuis Memorial Scholarship
Joseph Madden - VFW Gray Nichols Post 1779 Scholarship
Joseph Madden accepts the VFW Gray Nichols Post 1779 Scholarship from Assistant Principal Matthew Hovanec. Joseph will attend Millersville University this fall.
Amie Malone - Oxford Area Chamber of Commerce Scholarship, Uttam Patel Memorial Scholarship, Kacie Erin Rumford Memorial Scholarship
Amie Malone accepts the Uttam Patel Memorial Scholarship from Chris Hood. Amie will attend York College this fall.
Nicholas Marker - Oxford Area School Board Award, OAEA-Best All Around Senior, Griffith Family Scholarship, Eli Seth Matthews Scholarship
Nicholas Marker and Isabel Hernandez accept the Oxford Area School Board Outstanding Senior Awards from Board President Joseph Tighe. Nick was named Valedictorian of the Class of 2021, and this fall will attend the University of Southern California to study architecture.
Alexa McCormick - Griffith Family Scholarship, Oxford Band Parents Association Scholarship
Alexa McCormick accepts the Griffith Family Scholarship from Laura Roberts. Alexa will attend American University this fall where she will major in political science with a minor in statistics.
Abbie McGregor - Richard Beards Scholarship of the Oxford Arts Alliance - Music
Abbie McGregor accepts the Richard Beards Scholarship of the Oxford Arts Alliance for Music from Anthony Derrico. Abbie will attend Geneva College this fall to double-major in music therapy and eduation.
Nicole Morlang - Helen Corson Peace Award
Joseph Morton - OAHS Class 1982 Award
Joseph Morton accepts the Class of 1982 Scholarship from Brenda Moran. Joseph will attend Old Dominion University this fall.
Selena Nava - Sara Manning Scholarship
Carolena Ortiz-Nava - Union Fire Company #1 Scholarship
Carolena Ortiz-Nava accepts the Union Fire Company #1 Scholarship from mom Lupe. Carolena plans to enlist in the U.S. Navy.
Dulce Villagomez Perez - Oxford's Women's Club Scholarship
Katherine Peterson - Richard Beards Scholarship of the Oxford Arts Alliance - Art, Edward H. James Memorial Scholarship, Marion James & Anna Ressler Hess Memorial Scholarship
Katherine Peterson accepts the Marion James & Anna Ressler Hess Memorial Scholarship from Assistant Principal Matthew Hovanec. Katerine will attend Temple University this fall.
Jesus Cordova Rangel - Ocklokonee Council No. 212 Attendance Award
Aidan Reilly - Oxford Golden Bears Senior Award
Kayla Robinson - Shiloh Community Outreach Award
Narly Sandoval - Ocklokonee Council No. 212, I.O.R.M.
Mason Schaefer - Sun East Federal Credit Union "People Helping People"
Madeline Stancil - Julia Latimer Memorial Scholarship
Madison Stewart - Lighthouse Youth Center Scholarship
Madison Stewart accepts the Lighthouse Youth Center Scholarship from Amy Perkins. Madison will attend Lincoln University this fall.
Taylor Todd - Oxford's Women's Club Scholarship, Octorara Chapter No. 463 Order of the Eastern Star Award
Nicholas Verderame - Robert N. Means Community Service Award
Sara Wyatt - Ocklokonee Council No. 212, I.O.R.M.
Christopher Yacka - J. Donald McLeod Rotary Memorial Scholarship
Seth Yoder - Oxford Football Boosters Scholarship
Seth Yoder accepts the Oxford Football Boosters Scholarship from Michael Means. Seth will attend Delaware County Community College this fall.
Recognized for their service as officers of the Class of 2021 were, from left, President Kelsey Bennett, Vice President Cooper Johnson, Secretary Gregory Rubbo, Treasurer Christina Fernandez and Parliamentarian Nicholas Marker.