6 Riv-Ell students receive BC3’s Workplace Certificate in Entrepreneurship

Students at Lincoln High School in Ellwood City who earned a Butler County Community College Workplace Certificate in Entrepreneurship are shown Wednesday evening before BC3’s 2019 commencement, which featured the college’s largest graduating class of the century. The Lincoln High students received 16 free, transferrable credits by completing the Riv-Ell Entrepreneurship Program, held in collaboration with the Community College of Beaver County and the Ellwood City Area Chamber of Commerce. They are, from left, Mikayla Beachem, Hannah Froce, Hunter Gulish, Joseph Houk, Destiny DiMaggio and Abby Schlafly. May 16, 2019 (Ellwood City, PA) Butler County Community College’s Class of 2019 was its largest of the century with 599 graduates – 14 more than in 2017, its previous top class since 2000. Five-hundred-twenty-seven graduates received at least one associate degree, and 72 at least one certificate from BC3, which held its 2019 commencement exercises at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Field House on BC3’s main campus in Butler Township. Among the 599 graduates were 32 student-veterans. A 70-year-old grandmother of three who is the Class of 2019’s most senior graduate. A 35-year-old married mother of six. BC3’s first two-sport All-American. And six high school students who achieved a Workplace Certificate in Entrepreneurship by completing the first Riv-Ell Entrepreneurship Program. Lincoln High School students Abby Schlafly, Mikayla Beachem, Destiny DiMaggio, Joseph Houk, Hannah Froce and Hunter Gulish participated in the first Riv-Ell Entrepreneurship Program, a collaborative effort among BC3, the Community College of Beaver County and the Ellwood City Area Chamber of Commerce, which blended classroom learning with real-world experience. Students who completed the program earned 16 tuition-free, transferrable credits. Ellwood...

Serving the area for over Six Generations: Ellwood City Wolves Club awards $15,740 in Scholarships this year.

NORTH SEWICKLEY TWP. At their annual scholarship dinner on May 22, at the Connoquenessing Country Club, the Wolves Club Den II members, gathered to celebrate the awarding of $15,740 in scholarships to a total of ten Lincoln and Riverside seniors to help fund their college education. Wolves Club president, Mike DeOtto said; “Education exposes these outstanding young scholars to what the world has to offer, and to the many possibilities open to them. We are proud to aid them financially as they enter a new and challenging phase of their lives.” Lincoln high school senior, Alexander Scott was announced as the $5,000 recipient. He is the son of Angelica Sanchez Mason and Ted Scott of Ellwood City. Alexander plans to attend Pennsylvania State University and major in Chemical Engineering. Two $2,500 scholarships were awarded to: Sarina Steigerwald, a Riverside high school senior and to Lincoln high school senior, Hannah Froce. Sarina is the daughter of Darla Steigerwald of North Sewickley Township and Dennis Steigerwald of Harmony. Sarina will attend Indiana University of Pennsylvania and declared a double major focusing on Business Management and on Human Resources Management. Hanna is the daughter of Neil and Carrie Froce of Ellwood City, she helps with the charity of Pickup please, one of the biggest charitable organizations. She will attend Urbana University and major in Special Education. Two $1,500 Scholarships were awarded to Riverside seniors, Natalie Holzer and Kristina Hogue. Natalie is the daughter of Ken and Susan Holzer of Ellwood City and will attend the University of Kentucky to major in Finance and Economics. Kristina is the daughter of Mary and Jimmy...