CLARION - The Craig E. Fleming Post 66 American Legion Auxiliary awarded scholarships to seven Clarion County senior students who are planning to attend a college or technical school in the fall in the amount of $500 each.

Every year these scholarships are awarded during the Memorial Day service at the Clarion Cemetery but due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions the service was cancelled.

Due to this fact, the scholarship recipients were not given proper recognition for their outstanding accomplishments. The Legion would like to congratulate all recipients for their hard work and achievements.

The auxiliary is proud to be able to award seven scholarships this year. Scholarship winners this year are:

McKenna Judith Deible, a graduate of Keystone High School. She will be pursuing a degree physician's assistant at Gannon University. Deible is the daughter of Greg and Andrea Deible.

Nicholas Lee Frederick, a graduate of Clarion Area High School. He will be pursuing a degree in engineering at Penn State Behrend. Frederick is the son of Darren and Teresa Frederick.

Ali Jane Girt, a graduate of Clarion-Limestone High School. She will be pursuing a career in nursing while attending Clarion University of Pennsylvania. Girt's scholarship is presented in memory of Bob Koerbel, her grandfather by Tabby, Denny and Emily Wetzel and Bernard and Lola Daly. She is the daughter of Jeremy and Brandy Girt.

James Russell Gunning, a student at Clarion University of Pennsylvania. Gunning will continue pursuing a degree in business management. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Gunning.

Myia Elizabeth Page, a graduate of Allegheny-Clarion Valley High School. Page will be pursuing a degree in speech-language pathology while attending Clarion University of Pennsylvania. She is the daughter of Benjamin and Donna Page.

Jacob Carl Bauer, a graduate of North Clarion High School. Bauer will be pursuing a degree in exercise science while attending Slippery Rock University. He is the son of Jeff and Cathy Bauer.

Rachel Elizabeth Howard, a graduate of Clarion Area High School. Howard will be pursuing a degree in biology at Florida Southern College. She is the daughter of Edward and Michele Howard.