Representatives of the Thomas and Marthalie Paternostro family presented checks to the inaugural recipients of the Kathleen Paternostro Morgan Memorial Scholarship in May during a visit to the East Lycoming School District. The 2013 recipients are Kaylora Thompson (who was unable to attend the presentation) and Kyle Bomboy, recent graduates of Hughesville High School.
Two scholarships will be presented annually to deserving high school seniors who demonstrate Kathleen's esteemed qualities and work ethic, including dedication to academics, sports and the community in which they live. Founded in January 2013, the Team Kass Foundation, in addition to presenting scholarships, will provide support to mothers diagnosed with cancer who also are raising young children.
Kaylora Thompson will be attending Millersville University to study elementary education and special education in the fall. During her time at Hughesville, she played softball and held the number one singles position on the girls tennis team. Kaylora is a member of various school clubs and organizations including the Varsity Club, chorus and the National Honor Society.
Kyle Bomboy plans to attend Pennsylvania College of Technology in the physician assistant course of study. While at Hughesville, Kyle played golf and baseball and was a member of many school clubs and organizations including Student Council and Varsity Club, also while serving as president of the National Honor Society.
Kathleen Paternostro Morgan was a 1990 graduate of Hughesville High School. A standout athlete, she played the number one singles position in girls tennis and was a starting member of the 1990 District IV championship girls basketball team. In addition to her love for sports, Morgan had a creative spirit and was an accomplished artist. She graduated from Pennsylvania College of Technology in 1992 with a degree in food and hospitality Management. During her college experience, she spent time working at Walt Disney World. Morgan worked within the hospitality industry for 20 years, before her journey to Heaven in July at the age of 40. She was the proud mother of a daughter, Josephine.
Both recipients have demonstrated life experiences similar in manner to the way Morgan lived her life.
To learn more about Morgan, the memorial scholarship program, and Team Kass, visit teamkass.com.