Young achiever: Abigail Will
Family: Parents, Polly and Dave; brother, George, 22
Noteworthy: Will was awarded the P.E.O. STAR Scholarship Award for excellence in leadership, extracurricular activities, community service, academics and potential for future success. Worth $2,500, the competitive award is open only to young women graduating high school. Will, a 2013 graduate of Deer Lakes High School, plans to use the scholarship toward a pharmacy degree at Duquesne University.
Hobbies/interests: At Deer Lakes, Will was president of the National Honor Society, vice president of the school's student council and vice president for her graduating class. She was co-captain on both the girls varsity volleyball team and the Junior Olympic Club Volleyball team. Will volunteered at UPMC Passavant Hospital all four years and was a buddy for the Miracle League of Southwestern PA.
Quote: “I am so thankful to have received this scholarship to help me pay for my education at Duquesne. Also, a special thank you to my family for helping me become the person that I am today.”
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