Old Forge American Legion Post #893 Auxiliary has named Jessica Menges as the recipient of the Mary Russell Continuing Education Scholarship.
Jessica, a 2012 graduate of Town of Webb School, is a student at Maine Maritime Academy of Castine, ME, where she is studying Marine Biology and Small Vessel Operations.
She is the daughter of Wendy and Kent Menges of Old Forge.
The scholarship is named in honor of late auxiliary member, Mary Russell, who was a proponent of education and higher learning.
To the Community:
Billy’s Restaurant will host a fund raising dinner on Thursday, May 30. The proceeds of the dinner will benefit the Mary Russell Continuing Education Scholarship presented by the Covey Pashley Unit #893 of the American Legion Auxiliary.
Named for one of our deceased members, Mary Russell, our scholarship benefits a student who has plans to continue on past their first year of college. Mary believed wholeheartedly in the value of higher education; be it college, technology school, graduate school, or other training. Whenever possible, Mary encouraged any young person she knew to continue their education, and the auxiliary proudly carries on Mary’s legacy.
The auxiliary is currently accepting applications for this year’s scholarship. Any person who has completed at least one year of post-high school education and plans to continue his or her studies in the fall may apply. Those interested may contact me at (315) 369-2206 for more information. The deadline for applications is June 14, 2013.
Please plan to attend dinner at Billy’s Restaurant on May 30th and help the American Legion Auxiliary continue funding the Mary Russell Continuing Education Scholarship. Thank you to Billy Burns and his staff for offering this fund raising opportunity. We hope to see you there!
Judy Ehrensbeck, Old Forge
Member Covey Pashley Unit #893 American Legion Auxiliary