Lodge News

Lodge 254 July News

July 18, 2018

Scholarship Awards
On Sunday, June 3, 2018, at St Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, Lodge 254 presented $500.00 scholarships to five college-bound high school parishioners.
After the Liturgy celebrated by Pastor Fr. James Badeaux, Lodge 254 President Professor Elias Zareva, announced the names of the five scholarship winners.
The recipients were: Michael Bianco - Champlain Collage, VT – majoring in graphic design & digital media; April Kibalo - College of NJ, Ewing, NJ – majoring in business; Kristina Hlinka - Drexel University, PA – majoring in nursing; Katrina Stefanik - College of NJ, Ewing, NJ – majoring in biology and Elizabeth Suseck - University of Maryland – majoring in genetics on a pre-medicine track.
Following the introduction in the church, the festivities continued in the Fellowship Hall with a delicious buffet luncheon for all the guests and well-wishers.
Creative desserts and a special cake highlighted the lunch, prepared by three GCU members–Elaine Zuzick, Theresa Tomaszefski and Alberta Folsom.
During the luncheon, each recipient received additional gifts which included a 125 year GCU anniversary cup and a thermal bag, compliments of the GCU Home Office.
Each student addressed the audience speaking about their immediate plans and future aspirations. A previous scholarship recipient, Heather Bianco - Delaware University, spoke to everyone about her experience in college.
Thanks to the GCU members for making this wonderful event happen!