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Peggy Madigan Scholarship Awarded to Jersey Shore Student

A Jersey Shore Area High School student was presented with the 2015-16 Peggy Madigan Memorial Leadership Scholarship at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Sapphire E. Naugle, of Jersey Shore, will enroll in the plastics and polymer engineering technology baccalaureate major at Penn College for Fall 2015.

The scholarship – named in memory of the late wife of former state Sen. Roger A. Madigan, who represented the 23rd District – may be used to help defray the costs of tuition, fees, books, tools and other required supplies. Applicants are required to write an essay describing the community service they have performed and the value that service has added to the community.

Sapphire E. Naugle is awarded the 2015 Peggy Madigan Memorial Leadership Scholarship by state Sen. Gene Yaw (left) and Robb Dietrich, executive director of the Penn College Foundation. Naugle, a senior at Jersey Shore Area High School, will be a plastics and polymer engineering technology major at Penn College starting this fall.
Sapphire E. Naugle is awarded the 2015 Peggy Madigan Memorial Leadership Scholarship by state Sen. Gene Yaw (left) and Robb Dietrich, executive director of the Penn College Foundation. Naugle, a senior at Jersey Shore Area High School, will be a plastics and polymer engineering technology major at Penn College starting this fall.

Naugle’s selection was announced May 21 during the annual Student Government Seminar at Penn College hosted by Madigan’s successor, Sen. Gene Yaw, who also chairs the college’s board of directors. The scholarship is open to high school students from the senatorial district who attend the seminar and subsequently enroll as full-time students at the college.

Naugle serves as a volunteer at the local Love Center, and she helps organize local American Red Cross blood drives with the Technology Student Association at Jersey Shore Area High School.

She is also a Relay for Life volunteer and participant. Her extracurricular activities include marching band, jazz band, Manufacturing Club (treasurer), Technology Student Association and the swim team.

Naugle has led several service projects including a “shoe box drive” for the Samaritan’s Purse international relief organization, which distributes boxes of Christmas gifts to children worldwide. She also participated in a Manufacturing Club sandwich fundraiser benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project.

Her church activities include adult praise team, youth band and youth group leader. The youth group traveled to the Global Aid Network distribution center in Pennsylvania, where she and others packed and labeled seed packets that are used to provide food and income for families around the world. Naugle also participated in a mobile feeding unit initiative at a local church, helping to package 40,000 meals for area families in need.

The annual Student Government Seminar hosted by Yaw enables students from high schools throughout the 23rd District to meet with elected officials, members of the state’s executive branch, representatives of special-interest groups and members of the news media for a day of panel discussions providing insights into the workings of state government.

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