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Apollo-Ridge senior wins Thiel College full-tuition scholarship


Apollo-Ridge senior wins Thiel College full-tuition scholarship

GREENVILLE, Pa.—Apollo-Ridge High School senior Hannah Stoughton, of Apollo, Pa., was awarded an academic scholarship worth $130,560 to Thiel College during a surprise presentation at the school on Wednesday, Dec. 9.

Stoughton was one of five winners for 2020 from among a field of 140 applicants. Paul was one of five winners for 2020 from among a field of 140 applicants. She joins Seneca Valley High School classmates Anna Paul, of Zelienople, Pa., and Sarahy Lopez, of Cranberry, Pa. Farrell High School classmates Brice Butler, of Farrell, Pa., and Gary Satterwhite III, of Farrell, Pa., were the final two winners announced on Dec. 15..

She plans to major in English or history and earn her secondary education teaching certificate.

 “I feel very blessed to have been chosen, and I owe it to my amazing parents and fantastic principal, guidance counselor, teachers and superintendent,” Stoughton said. “They always motivated me to be the best I could be, and I’m so thankful for all of them.”

Stoughton is a member of the National Honor Society and participated in math league, quiz bowl and Hometown HighQ television program, where she was the team captain. She was also active with marching band, the track team, cheerleading, the Pa. Junior Academy of Science and Future Problem Solvers.

Stoughton is the daughter of Misty Cramer and Scott Stoughton.

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Thiel College is an independent college founded in the Lutheran tradition. Located in Greenville, Pa., the College offers 60 majors and minors, 24 varsity sports, and an 11:1 student-faculty ratio. The College is also home to a Master of Science in speech-language pathology, a Leadership Master of Business Administration and a Management Master of Business Administration. Both master’s degree programs offer innovative and accelerated five-year paths which allow students to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years. The speech-language pathology program also has an accelerated 15-month graduate-level program. The M.B.A. program also has a 12-month post-graduate program. A dedicated faculty paired with dynamic research and internship opportunities produce numerous graduate school and job placements. Coeducational from its beginnings, the College remains committed to combining tradition with innovation.

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