Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 8:15 am


The Adam Boyd Scholarship

Adam Joseph Boyd was born on December 11, 1989 and died on January 8, 2004. Although he lived such a short life, he touched many lives.

Adam was a reader and a thinker. He was a good student and loved to learn. His favorite activity was the Renaissance Festival and had a passion for anything "medieval" in nature. Adam was a big fan of the "Lord of the Rings" book and movie series, as well as, Harry Potter.

Although his prognosis after being diagnosed with Stage IV Neuroblastoma on December 15, 1999 was very poor, he continued to embrace life for the next four years and did not lose his will to live until shortly before he died.

He would be truly honored that this scholarship opportunity exists because of the passion for learning and will to live that he demonstrated during his life. To Adam, learning was living.

Joshua Williams

2017 Adam Boyd Scholarship Recipient

Joshua Williams, son of Shawn and Carolyn Williams. He gradueate 5th in class of 2017 at Charleroi HS. He was also educated at MVCTC and was enrolled in the computer programming class for three years. He was a member of the National Technical Honors Society and Skills USA, both throguh MVCTC. Josh enjoys activitie such as playing dek hockey, talking to friends, and spending time with his family. Currently, he is attending California University of Pennsylvania, majoring in computer science.

Samantha Campieri

2016 Adam Boyd Scholarship Recipient

Samantha Campieri, daughter of Sam and Erin Campieri of Monongahela, PA. Graduate of Charleroi HS 2016 - attending Slippery Rock University, majoring In Exercise Science. In high school she was captain of the cheerleading squad, a member of the National Honor Society, Secretary of the Executive Committee and Student Council member.

Journey Ritscher

2015 Adam Boyd Scholarship Recipient

Journey Ritscher, daughter of Donald and Lisa Ritscher, graduated with High Honors from Charleroi High School, class of 2015. Journey participated in many school activities including SADD, STEM Club, Spanish Club, Chemistry Club and Drama Club. She was also a 9-year member of symphonic band.

Journey is attending West Penn Hospital school of Nursing. SHe plans to continue her education through graduate school to become a pediatric Nurse Practitioner.

Breann Demoss

2014 Adam Boyd Scholarship Recipients

Breann Demoss, daughter of Louis and Roberta, graduated with the class of 2014 from Charleroi High School with High Honors. Breann was a member of the top 20 of her class and participated in an array of activities, taking leadership roles in many of which she was active. She was part of her class Executive Committee, Chair of Membership for FCCLA, secretary for The National Honors Society, and Historian for Student Council. Her other activities include running for the track team, varsity and junior varsity cheerleading, art club, peer tutoring, student forum and Relay for Life.

Outside of the Adam Boyd scholarship, Breann was selected as one of the nine Charthene Girls of the Month, Old Trails Business and Professional Women's Club Student of the Month in technology, a Rotary Youth Leadership award, and a consecutive two year member in the National Honors Society.

In the fall, she will be attending Slippery Rock University to pursue a career in psychology.

Ryan Konek is the son of Kevin and Cheryl Konek, and graduated with Highest Honors from the Charleroi Area High School, class of 2014. He was a member of may clubs including National Honors Society, STEM Club, Class Executive Committee, Student Council, Varsity Boys Basketball Team (captain), Calculus Club, and Relay for Life Committee.

Ryan has also been awarded Lion's Club Cub of the Month Award, Scott Smith Sportsmanship Award, Senior Athlete Award, and Student of the Month for Old Trails Business and Professional Women's Club.

In the fall, Ryan plans to attend Washington and Jeffereson College to study Biology, earn a Bachelor's Degree, and continue on to a graduate program in order to become a Physician's Assistant.

Sara Folsom

2013 Adam Boyd Scholarship Recipients

Sara Folsom is the daughter of James and Deborah Folsom. She graduated Charleroi Area High School in 2013 with Highest Honors. Her activities in school included National Honor Society, Peer Tutoring, Relay for Life, Physics Club, Spanish Club, and Chorus. Outside of school, she is employed at the Mon Valley YMCA.

In addition to the Adam Boyd Scholarship, Sara was also awarded the Ralph W. Young Scholarship, and was recognized as the Charthene Girl for the month of October.

This fall, Sara will be attending the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg where she will major in accounting.

Brandi Duvuvei

Brandi Duvuvei, daughter of Robert and Laurie Duvuvei, graduated with Highest Honors from Charleroi Area High School. Throughout high school she participated in National Honor Society, cheerleading, basketball, track, musical, student council, class committee, SADD yearbook club, chemistry club, physics club, calculus club, FCCLA, Relay for Life, and Make A Wish.

She has also been awarded the Charleroi Cheerleading Scholarship, Charthene Girl of the Month award, Rotary Student of the Month Award, Central Blood Bank Scholarship, and the Mon Valley Hospital Nursing Scholarship, which included a guaranteed job upon college graduation.

In the fall, Brandi plans to attend Edinboro University to study nursing.

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