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Newsmaker: David Salapa

| Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, 9:00 p.m.
David Salapa has been awarded a $2,000 scholarship by the Royal Neighbors Foundation.  The foundation is an independent philanthropic arm of Royal Neighbors of America, a women-led life insurance organization.
David Salapa has been awarded a $2,000 scholarship by the Royal Neighbors Foundation. The foundation is an independent philanthropic arm of Royal Neighbors of America, a women-led life insurance organization.

Noteworthy: Salapa has been awarded a $2,000 scholarship by the Royal Neighbors Foundation. The foundation is an independent philanthropic arm of Royal Neighbors of America, a female-led life insurance organization based in Rock Island, Ill.

Age: 18

Residence: Munhall

Family: Parents Susan and Thomas Salapa and sister, Nicole, 21

Education: Freshman majoring in math at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe; graduated as salutatorian from Steel Valley Senior High School in June.

Background: Salapa was a member of the school's honors choir and drama, French and history clubs. At St. Vincent College, he is a member of the Strategic Gaming Society and the Pizza and Politics Club. In his spare time, he likes to play video games and read. He has received four scholarships, including a Saint Vincent Chancellor's Scholarship for $20,000.

Quote: “There's a lot of opportunity to meet new people and to be independent,” Salapa said of the college experience.

— Tory N. Parrish

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