homepage logo

Area seniors receive Little League Scholarships

By Staff | May 24, 2011

Riley Wentzler from Hughesville High School receives a $2,000 scholarship from Stephen Keener, President & CEO of Little League Baseball and Softball. Five of the ten scholarship awards from Little League were given to seniors, Riley Wentzler and Taylor Nedurian from Hughesville, Amanda Cotner and Lee Fry from Muncy, and Alec Galanti from Montgomery.

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT – This year marks the 18th year for the Carl E. Stotz Little League Baseball Scholarship awards that are given every May to seniors who hope to achieve higher education and exemplify the same ideals as the founder of the world’s largest organized youth sports program.

Good citizenship, hard work, character, courage and loyalty were the result of ten recipients who received scholarships totaling $8,000. These students are in the top 25 percent of their class and were among 57 applicants.

Riley Wentzler from Hughesville received the top $2,000 scholarship and plans to continue his education at Edinboro University. He announced that he was grateful for this opportunity to advance his dreams to become a secondary history teacher.

Other finalists were Amanda Cotner from Muncy who was awarded $500. Others who received $500 scholarships were Lee Fry from Muncy High School, Alec Galanti from Montgomery High School and Taylor Nedurian from Hughesville High School.

President and Chief Executive Officer of Little League Baseball and Softball, Stephen D. Keener presented the awards. “Each of these young adults we recognized today possess the traits and has the same selflessness, determination and inspiration that Mr. Stotz lived his life by with the presentation of these scholarships,” he concluded.

Hannah Facey from St. John Neumann also received $2,000. So far 130 students from Lycoming County have received $117,000 in financial aid for higher education in scholarships through the Little League program.

On Saturday June 18 there will be an open house at Little League showcasing a traveling exhibit.