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Washington Crossing Foundation awards scholarships


The Washington Crossing Foundation of Bristol named the winners of its scholarships for high school seniors planning careers in government service.

The following local students received scholarships: Aaron Lewis, Langhorne, and Mary Frances McNulty, Doylestown.

The Washington Crossing Foundation has awarded more than $1,942,000 in scholarships. Scholarships were established in 1969 and continue in honor of the late Ann Hawkes Hutton, Bristol, founding chairman of the Washington Crossing Foundation.

The scholarships are awarded annually to patriotic high school seniors dedicated to serving their school, their community and their country.

This quality of service is exemplified by Gen. Washington and his men in their heroic Crossing of the Delaware on Christmas night 1776.

Awards were presented by previous scholarship winners Gerald Papazian, of Palos Verdes Estates, Calif., and Gerald D. Shepherd, of New York, N.Y., both foundation trustees.

The ceremony and luncheon honoring the winners was held at the Washington Crossing Inn, Washington Crossing. In addition, there were many returning scholars in attendance. Col. Daniel L. Rubini, retired, of Newtown, welcomed the many veterans who were honored for their service. First among them to respond to invitations were the Purple Heart Veterans of Bucks County.

Scholarship awards were presented in honor of American patriots: Ann Hawkes Hutton, L. John Hutton and Katharine and Thomas Hawkes, all of Bristol, and Charles and Eliza Tweedy, by Dr. Charles and Kate Hutton Tweedy, Buckingham; Col. Thomas Garry, U.S. Army, by his family and friends; Raymond and Patricia Kasper by Raymond Kasper, Langhorne Manor; 1st Lt. Travis Manion, by the Travis Manion Foundation, Doylestown; Lynn Maude Pike, by Jake and Leanne Pike Treese and Richard Pike, both of New Jersey and Kris and Kay Weeder, Doylestown; Julia and Joseph Shandri and Gregory Czura, by Julia Shandri, Upper Black Eddy; Joseph and Regina Brennan by Jennifer Brennan Baxter, Moorestown, N.J; Landco Foods to honor the armed forces by David and Mary Landis, Perkasie; and scholarships by Hoxie Harrison Smith Foundation and The Henry M. Rowan Family Foundation.

The 27 scholarship winners are from the following states: Alabama, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia and a military base in Germany.