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Scholarship to be awarded in late former Plum teacher's name

| Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
Carolyn Nonnenberg is one of five Plum graduates selected as members of the Plum High School Distinguished Alumni Class of 2013.
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Carolyn Nonnenberg is one of five Plum graduates selected as members of the Plum High School Distinguished Alumni Class of 2013.

The day after Carolyn Nonnenberg died last year, her family set out to keep her memory alive.

“We wanted to get a scholarship fund set up,” said Eric Nonnenberg, 46, one of Carolyn Nonnenberg's sons.

Carolyn Nonnenberg died on July 25, 2012 after battling cancer. She retired in 2005 after nearly 40 years as a teacher in the district.

The family's dream has turned into a reality with the establishment of the Carolyn S. Nonnenberg Memorial Scholarship that is scheduled to be awarded to a Plum High School senior May 20 during the senior awards program.

The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a senior who attended Plum for at least one year and is accepted to any continuing education institution.

Applicants are required to fill out an application that is available in the guidance office and write a 500-word essay about how they have been involved in the Plum community and made a positive impact.

The essay also should explain how the applicant's education has had a positive influence in helping form future goals.

Eric Nonnenberg said his mother was dedicated to education. Carolyn Nonnenberg also was involved in community organizations including the Plum Borough Community Library and the Presbyterian Church of Plum Creek.

Nonnenberg said contributions can be taken to any S&T Bank branch, or mailed to Eric Nonnenberg, 4491 Hilty Roard, Murrysville, PA 15668, with checks made payable to Carolyn S. Nonnenberg Memorial Scholarship.”

Karen Zapf is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-856-7400 ext. 8753 or

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