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Farrell High School valedictorian wins full-tuition scholarship to Thiel College


Farrell High School valedictorian wins full-tuition scholarship to Thiel College

GREENVILLE, Pa.—Farrell High School senior Gary Satterwhite III, of Farrell, Pa., was awarded an academic scholarship worth $130,560 to Thiel College during a surprise presentation on Tuesday, Dec. 15 at the eCenter@LindenPointe in Hermitage, Pa.

Satterwhite is Farrell High School’s valedictorian and one of five winners for 2020 from among a field of 140 applicants. He joins Farrell High School classmate Brice Butler; Hannah Stoughton, a senior from Apollo-Ridge High School (Apollo, Pa.); Seneca Valley High School seniors Anna Paul, of Zelienople, Pa., and  Sarahy Lopez, of Cranberry, Pa.

“It is a great privilege to be chosen as a Thiel College scholarship winner,” Satterwhite said. “I was thrilled to learn of my selection for this honor, and I truly appreciate it. Thank you (to Thiel College) for your generosity and for investing in my future.”

He is a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Club and yearbook staff. He is class president and a member of the football, basketball and volleyball teams. Satterwhite plans to play football at Thiel College.

He is the son of Amber and Gary Satterwhite, of Farrell, Pa.

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Thiel College is an independent college founded in the Lutheran tradition. Located in Greenville, Pa., the College offers 60 majors and minors, 24 varsity sports, and an 11:1 student-faculty ratio. The College is also home to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and graduate programs in, Business Administration, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Communication and Leadership, Physician Assistant and Speech-Language Pathology. All of Thiel College’s master’s degree programs offer innovative and accelerated five-year paths which allow students to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years. A dedicated faculty paired with dynamic research and internship opportunities produce outstanding graduate school and job placements. Coeducational from its beginnings, the College remains committed to diversity and inclusion. The College combines tradition with innovation as it honors its past and celebrates its future.

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