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Farrell High School valedictorian wins full-tuition scholarship to Thiel College


Farrell High School valedictorian wins full-tuition scholarship to Thiel College

GREENVILLE, Pa.—Farrell High School senior Gary Satterwhite III, of Farrell, Pa., was awarded an academic scholarship worth $130,560 to Thiel College during a surprise presentation on Tuesday, Dec. 15 at the eCenter@LindenPointe in Hermitage, Pa.

Satterwhite is Farrell High School’s valedictorian and one of five winners for 2020 from among a field of 140 applicants. He joins Farrell High School classmate Brice Butler; Hannah Stoughton, a senior from Apollo-Ridge High School (Apollo, Pa.); Seneca Valley High School seniors Anna Paul, of Zelienople, Pa., and  Sarahy Lopez, of Cranberry, Pa.

“It is a great privilege to be chosen as a Thiel College scholarship winner,” Satterwhite said. “I was thrilled to learn of my selection for this honor, and I truly appreciate it. Thank you (to Thiel College) for your generosity and for investing in my future.”

He is a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Club and yearbook staff. He is class president and a member of the football, basketball and volleyball teams. Satterwhite plans to play football at Thiel College.

He is the son of Amber and Gary Satterwhite, of Farrell, Pa.

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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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