Reynoldsville Masonic Lodge awards six scholarships.

Scholarship recipients (l-r): Rian Leamer, Alexis Strouse, Bayley Strouse, Joelle Tobacsko, Tyler Stitt, and Colin Ryan.

The John M. Read Lodge #536 of Free and Accepted Masons of Reynoldsville awarded six academic scholarships at its meeting held on June 11.

The recipients of the $1500 Calvin Bean Memorial Scholarships were:

Tyler Stitt, the son of Dan and Theresa Stitt of Reynoldsville. He plans to attend Penn State DuBois.

Rian Leamer, the son of John and Jodie Leamer of Sykesville. He plans to attend Grove City College.

Alexis Strouse, the daughter of Donald and Jamie Murray of Sykesville. She plans to attend Clarion University.

Bayley Strouse,  also the daughter of Donald and Jamie Murray of Sykesville. She plans to attend Slippery Rock University.

Joelle Tobacsko, whose guardian is Julie Smith of Reynoldsville. She plans to attend Delaware Valley University.

Colin Ryan, the son of Joe and Sheila Ryan of Reynoldsville, received a special honor by being awarded the $3000 Pennsylvania Masonic Youth Foundation Scholarship, one of only 150 students to do so statewide. He plans to attend Penn State Behrend.

Since 2001, the Masonic Lodge in Reynoldsville has given out 111 Calvin Bean Memorial Scholarships to students from the Reynoldsville and Sykesville areas. Members say they will continue the tradition in the years to come.

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