Westmoreland Bar Foundation awards three law school scholarships

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Press Release 
August 29, 2013 - For immediate release

The Westmoreland Bar Foundation is pleased to award three law school scholarships to Westmoreland County residents for the 2013-14 school year.

Derek Markle from New Stanton has been awarded $2,300 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 first 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.

Kayci Hines from Lower Burrell has been awarded $2,700 from the Donald Laird Hankey Memorial Scholarship. The Hankey Scholarship was named for Attorney Hankey, a sole practitioner in New Kensington and a member of the Westmoreland Bar Association for more than 65 years. Kayci is a second 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.

Erika Wahl from Irwin is the recipient of 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. Erika, a 2013 graduate from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.A. in Political Science and Communication, is a first year law school student at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

CONTACT: Diane Krivoniak, 724-834-6730

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