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Historical society awards scholarships



The Ned Harrington Scholarships, awarded annually by the Solebury Township Historical Society to a New Hope-Solebury High School graduating senior and a Solebury School junior were presented to Kelly Hyland, a 2017 graduate of New Hope-Solebury High School, and Mei Peng Rizzo, Class of 2018 at The Solebury School.

Hyland will attend Penn State University at University Park and study education with a focus on special education. In high school, she attained Honor Roll for numerous marking periods, and was active in sports, clubs and organizations including captain of both Lady Lions basketball and girls soccer, as well as a reporter for the NH-S Future Business Leaders of America Club and NH-S Peer Leadership. Outside of school, she volunteers with the Epilepsy Foundation of Eastern Pa., Athletes Helping Athletes and Special Olympics.

Rizzo has a special interest in history and plans to major in international studies and foreign service in college. From her classes in world history, ethics, economics and AP U.S. history, she is fascinated by the relationships between countries and how their governments interact. She has served as a camp counselor and volunteered with the Hopi Nation in Arizona. Her extra-curricular activities include Peer Tutoring in physics, Sign Language Club, field hockey and piano.

Ned Harrington was a longtime Carversville resident whose passion for history is honored by the scholarships. His extensive research and historical writings about Carversville are available at the Solebury Township Historical Society.

For information, visit soleburyhistory.org.

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