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Posted: Tuesday Jan 31, 2012

January 31, 2012

Kathryn Klawinski, a senior at Saint Joseph High School, Natrona Heights, has been awarded a full tuition scholarship valued at $120,000 in Saint Vincent College’s annual Wimmer Scholarship Competition, it was announced by Br. Norman W. Hipps, O.S.B., president. Ms. Klawinski will begin studies in mathematics and pursue education certification at Saint Vincent in the fall.

She has participated for four years in both varsity basketball as a guard and varsity softball as pitcher with the Spartans. A member of the Student Ambassadors, she also participated in National History Day and has done volunteer service at the Allegheny Kiski Medical Center. Her hobbies are archery and piano.

The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Klawinski of New Kensington, she is a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church.

The Wimmer Scholarship Program is named in honor of Archabbot Boniface Wimmer who founded Saint Vincent College in 1846 as the first Benedictine college in the United States. The program is designed to recognize high school students with outstanding academic abilities and to encourage them to pursue a quality undergraduate education at Saint Vincent. The scholarship winner is based on their performance on a written examination which was given at the College in November. Students who participated in this year’s examination were nominated by their high school principals because they were college-bound and met academic qualifications. This is the 30th year for the scholarship competition. More than two hundred high school students participated in the competition this year.


Photo: Kathryn A. Klawinski 


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