Waynesburg University has announced Yough High School senior Sydney Hemus as a recipient of the University’s full-tuition Founders Scholarship.
Hemus, daughter of Stephen and Michelle Hemus of West Newton, Pennsylvania, is enrolled for the 2020-2021 academic year and plans to study nursing.
“I feel incredibly blessed to have received the Founders Scholarship,” said Hemus. “It is an honor to have earned this prestigious award, and I am very grateful. It means a lot to know there are others who have faith in my ability to succeed.”
It is an honor to have earned this prestigious award, and I am very grateful. It means a lot to know there are others who have faith in my ability to succeed.”
As a student at Yough High School, she has been involved with Student Council, CAP/SADD, senior mentoring and senior committee. She is currently secretary of Student Council, senior class treasurer and a member of National Honor Society.
For two years, Hemus has been a member of the high school’s track and field team.
She has twice been honored with student of the month - first by the West Newton Women’s Club in October 2019 and second by the West Newton Rotary Club in January 2020.
Outside of school, she works as a supervisor at Dairy Queen.
“I am looking forward to starting college and furthering my education, as well as getting involved in the Waynesburg University community. I cannot wait for the fall,” Hemus shared.
The Founders Scholarship, established in 2018, covers all tuition and fees, and is awarded to a maximum of three students who are first-time freshmen and Pennsylvania residents. Recipients must have a 3.5 GPA or higher, scored 1200 or higher on the Evidence-Based Reading, Writing and Math sections of the SAT or earned a composite score of 26 on the ACT.
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