Westmoreland Bar Foundation awards law school scholarships

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Press Release 
July 15, 2014 - For immediate release

The Westmoreland Bar Foundation is pleased to award three law school scholarships to Westmoreland County residents for the 2014-15 school year.

Derek Markle from New Stanton has been awarded $2,400 from the Wayne Donahue Memorial Scholarship. The Donahue Scholarship is named for Attorney Donahue, a sole practitioner from New Kensington and a lifelong resident of western Pennsylvania. Derek is a second year law school student at Penn State University Dickinson School of Law and a magna cum laude graduate from St. Francis University with a B.A. in Political Science.

Two students were awarded scholarship money from Donald Laird Hankey Memorial Scholarship. Kayci Hines from Lower Burrell and Kimberly Fetsick from Export have each been awarded $1,400 from the Hankey Scholarship. Attorney Hankey was a sole practitioner in New Kensington and a member of the Westmoreland Bar Association for more than 65 years.

Kayci Hines is a third year student at American University Washington College of Law. She is a graduate of Burrell High School and Duquesne University, where she majored in Political Science.

Kimberly Festick is a third year student at Georgetown University Law Center. She is a graduate of Franklin Regional High School and the University of Pittsburgh, where she majored in History and Religious Studies.

Nicholas Katko from North Huntingdon is the recipient of $1,000 from the Honorable David H. Weiss Memorial Scholarship. The Judge Weiss Scholarship is named for the former President Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in Westmoreland County and is awarded to a University of Pittsburgh law school student. Nicholas, a graduate from Duquesne University with a B.A. in Journalism, is a second year law school student at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. 

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