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Photo: N/A, License: N/A, Created: 2017:05:25 20:40:37

The Borzell family presented Wilkes University with a check for $12,000 and awarded $6,800 in scholarships to four Wyoming Area High School graduates. The gifts are proceeds from the 2016 John Anthony “Beno” Borzell Golf Tournament. The event, now in its sixth year, has raised $85,700 to date for scholarships and facilities that benefit students at Wilkes University and Wyoming Area High School. The annual event is held in memory of John Anthony “Beno” Borzell, who graduated in 2007 from Wyoming Area and in 2011 with a degree in environmental science from Wilkes. The 2017 golf tournament will be held Saturday, Sept. 16. The $12,000 contribution to Wilkes supports an environmental science lab named in memory of John Anthony “Beno” Borzell in the Lawrence and Sally Cohen Science Center. The contribution completes the pledge for the lab. The Borzell family has made a new pledge of $100,00 to renovate labs in the Stark Learning Center. Future tournaments will benefit the new pledge and continue to benefit scholarships. Four scholarships of $1,700 also were presented to four Wyoming Area High School graduates who are athletes planning to pursue studies in the sciences in college. The scholarship amount — $1,700 — commemorates the No. 17 worn by Beno as a football and baseball player. This year’s recipients are Dylan Kostak, Nikolas Athmann, Tristan Sokach-Minnick and Caitlin Butchko. The four students graduated in June from Wyoming Area. Contributions to Wilkes since the tournament’s inception total $50,000. Twenty-one scholarships of $1,700 each, totaling $35,700, have been presented to Wyoming Area High School seniors since 2012. For information about the 2017 tournament, email jbor13@comcast.net. Top photo, the Borzell family presented a check for $12,000 to Wilkes University in support of an environmental science lab in the Cohen Science Center. From left, are Margaret Steele, Wilkes University director of major gifts; Julianna Borzell, Mary Claire Borzell, Jack Borzell, Thomas MacKinnon, Wilkes University vice president for advancement, and Anne Skleder, Wilkes University provost and senior vice president. Bottom photo, four Wyoming Area High School students were the recipients of $1,700 scholarships from money raised at the John Anthony “Beno” Borzell Golf Tournament. From left, are scholarship winners Dylan Kostak, Nikolas Athmann, Tristan Sokach-Minnick and Caitlin Butchko. All four are student athletes planning to study science in college. The 2017 golf tournament will be held at Emanon Country Club in Falls, Saturday, Sept.16. Shotgun start is at 2 p.m. For information about the 2017 tournament, email jbor13@comcast.net.