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Saxon Club honors scholarship winners

Salem Saxon Club Carole Flick Memorial Scholarship winners, from left, Thomas Swope, Central Cambria High School; Alyssa Inman, United High School; Madisyn Best, Ohio Connections Academy; and Meghan Griffith, Salem High School. Not pictured is Grace Heath, West Branch High School. (Salem News photo by Kevin Howell)
Alliance of Transylvania Saxons (ATS) scholarship winners, from left, Thomas Swope, Central Cambria High School; Madisyn Best, Ohio Connections Academy; and Ashleigh Best. Not pictured is Anna Murcko. (Salem News photo by Kevin Howell)

SALEM- The Salem Saxon Scholarship Fund awarded its annual scholarships at a dinner on July 12 at the club home. This is the 34th year that scholarships have been given to area high school students. Five scholarships were awarded, including a scholarship in honor of deceased Saxon Club member Carole Flick.

The scholarships were awarded this year to Salem High School graduate Meghan M. Griffith (Carole Flick Memorial Scholarship), daughter of Michelle and Dan Griffith; Central Cambria High School graduate Thomas A. Swope, son of Lisa and Tom Swope; Leetonia High School attendee and Ohio Connections Academy graduate Madisyn Best, daughter of Chistina and Kenneth Best; United High School graduate Alyssa Inman, daughter of Tara Schonauer; and West Branch High School graduate Grace Heath, daughter of Darrin and Jody Heath.

The Salem Saxon Club is a fraternal benefit society and a branch of the Alliance of Transylvania Saxons (ATS). In addition to the Salem Saxon Scholarships, the recipients of ATS scholarships were also recognized at the dinner. They are Thomas Swope and Madisyn Best who received ATS freshman academic scholarships and Ashleigh Best and Anna Murcko who received an ATS continuing education scholarship.

The Salem Saxon Scholarship Fund trustees are Sam McKinney, Art Maroscher, Barbara Spack, Carol Kuner and legal advisor Geoff Goll. Donations to the fund may be made in honor of a student or as a memorial to a loved one. Conatact Babara Spack at 330-337-7487 to make a donation or for questions about the scholarships.

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