Press Release from the First Award
LOWER BUCKS LACROSSE ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE FIRST ANNUAL JERRY MIDDLEMISS SCHOLARSHIP AWARD AND THE FIRST ANNUAL STEPHANIE MAGNONE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
YARDLEY, PA, MAY 31, 2010: Jack McDonald, President of Lower Bucks Lacrosse, announced today that the LBL Scholarship Committee has awarded the first annual Jerry Middlemiss and Stephanie Magnone Scholarship Awards to Shawn Caven and Tori Smith, respectively, both seniors at Pennsbury High School.
Shawn is the Co-Captain of 2010 Pennsbury Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team, a scholar / athlete with a 3.94 GPA, and National Honor Society Member. “He is an athletic and emotional team leader and communicator who honors the game with his respectful approach to coaches, teammates and opponents” said the LBL Scholarship Committee in their recommendation of Shawn.
Tori is the Co-Captain of 2010 Pennsbury Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team, was co-captain of the Junior Varsity Tennis Team, a scholar/athlete with a 4.62 weighted GPA, National Honor Society President, Spanish Language Student of the Year, and member of the Spanish National Honor Society. She is involved in Habitat for Humanity, camp counseling, and clean up efforts at local parks and recreational areas. “Tori is a high achiever not only in the classroom and on the athletic field, but also in the community. She underscores the values that are intrinsic to our program – achieving your personal best while leading by example.” according to the LBL Scholarship Committee.
Honorable mentions were awarded to: Kenneth Warren, Jessica Bulafka, and Ester Bullard, all of Pennsbury High School, and Joseph Borda, James Borda, and Allison Borda, all of Notre Dame HS in Lawrenceville, N. J. The scholarships will be awarded in separate ceremonies on June 9th (girls) and June 11th(boys), at each program’s end-of-season celebration at Middletown Community Park in Langhorne.
The Jerry Middlemiss Scholarship Award and the Stephanie Magnone Scholarship Awards, are named in honor of the founders of the Lower Bucks Boys and Girls Lacrosse programs, respectively, coaches who set high standards of excellence both on the field, and in life. “At Lower Bucks Lacrosse, our goal is to develop young people who are winners both in lacrosse, and in life; we were thrilled to realize that every one of our scholarship candidates for these scholarships met both of these criteria. Shawn and Tori represent the very best of young people today; we hope in some small way their years with Lower Bucks Lacrosse contributed to their success. We wish them the best of luck at college and beyond.”