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Young achiever: Mara Willette

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Mara Willette, 17, of Moon. She recently received a full academic scholarship to Seton Hill University in Greensburg.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

Age: 17

Family: Parents, Mike and Anne; a brother, Alex, 21, and sister, Kate, 14.

School: Mara is a senior at Moon Area High School.

Notable: She received a full academic scholarship to Seton Hill University in Greensburg valued at nearly $117,000. A member of the National Honor Society, she plans to study accounting in college.

Activities: Mara is a member of the high school's art and literature club, stage crew, bowling team, food club and speech and debate club. She participates in the school's English festival, Shakespeare monologue and scene contest. Outside of school, Willette is a member of the Girl Scouts, which awarded her its highest honor, the Silver Award.

Quote: “When I first learned that I got the scholarship I was speechless for about five minutes, and then I started happy-crying. My mom went to Seton Hill, and my brother goes there now, so I really am happy to be able to go there, too.”

— Tony LaRussa

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