Ross McGinnis Memorial Award Recipients




2013 Recipient
2013 rec

Jenna Caulfield, 2013 Memorial Service Award

Jenna, a graduate of Keystone High School, served over 100 hours in her church and community.  She attended a week long mission trip to Jamaica where she assisted in building homes for those without one.  Jenna also volunteered in her community at Panther Peers, Special Olympics, and the Rotary Youth Leadership Conference.  Jenna is attending Slippery Rock University
2012 Recipients

Joshua Lencer, 2012 Executive Merit Award

Joshua Lencer, a senior at Keystone High School has volunteered over 1,100 hours to his community in a variety of ways.  He has volunteered at athletic camps for elementary children, served as an usher, altar boy and Eucharistic minister at his church, and attained the lofty status as an Eagle Scout completing an extensive service project. For his project, he transformed the perimeter of an unsightly gravel parking lot by planning, developing and installing timber-edged beds trimmed with daylilies.  Josh consulted with community leaders, made several fundraising appeals, engaged the support of the community, and recruited volunteers to complete this project.  After the tragic loss of a very close friend, Josh spent many long days assisting the family in the up-keep of their everyday chores and responsibilities.  This life-changing experience brought to light the importance of service which fuels Josh’s continued community involvement.  Josh plans to attend Pittsburgh Technical Institute in the Fall of 2012.



Ian Carroll, 2012 Honor Award

Ian Carroll a resident of Marble, PA and a student of Keystone High School has contributed 250 hours of service to his community.  Ian served as a volunteer instructor for the World Tang Soo Do Association.  Ian has taught Tan Soo Do to children from 4-6, kids and adults ages 7-55.  One of Ian’s signature projects was a woman’s self defense clinic held at Keystone High School where he taught area women how to escape grabs and where to attack in case of an assault.  Ian also volunteered with the school district at events and annual activities.  In addition, he volunteered 100 hours as an elementary gymnastics instructor and assisted with the elementary reading and summer pre-k programs.  Ian will be attending Clarion University in the Fall of 2012.  Ian future goal is to enroll in the Pennsylvania Police Academy in order to fulfill his desire to protect and serve.



Crimson Pavlekovsky, 2012 Silver Award

Crimson Pavlekovsky, a student at Redbank Valley High School has volunteered over 300 hours with the New Bethlehem Area Free Public Library.  Crimson service included:  graphic design work for the library, developing logos and bulletin boards for their summer reading program, served with the 2011 and 2012 Art in the Park events, volunteered for Story Hour and helping with the Library’s county-wide library cards.  Crimson has also created a custom calendar of her artwork, sold 30 copies and donated the $245.92 profit to the library.  She will be attending Robert Morris University in the Fall of 2012.


2011 Recipients


Rebecca Learn Honor Award

Rebecca, a graduate  of Meadville Area High School will begin her studies at The Ohio State University in  the Fall of 2011.  Rebecca volunteered 300 hours to support Project Linus, which provides blankets to children in need.  She coordinated a project which provided a total of 135 blankets for children.

Keighlene King 2011 Silver Award

Keighlene is a student of Allegheny-Clarion Valley School District.  After graduation, she plans to attend Clarion University and major in biology  with a focus on pre-pharmacy.  Keighlene’s project was to map out all the water lines creating a map which never existed for the Water Company in her home town. 

Kareena Eisenman  2011 Bronze Award

Kareena is a graduate of North Clarion High School and the Clarion County Career Center.  Kareena was accepted into the Culinary Arts Program at IUP.  Kareena volunteered over 100 hours at the Northern Clarion County Food Pantry.  During that time she  organized a bake sale which raised $598 for the pantry. 


2010 Recipients


Rebecca Learn Honor Award

Rebecca, a graduate  of Meadville Area High School will begin her studies at The Ohio State University in  the Fall of 2011.  Rebecca volunteered 300 hours to support Project Linus, which provides blankets to children in need.  She coordinated a project which provided a total of 135 blankets for children.

Shelby Lander 2010 Silver Award

A Senior at North Clarion School District, Shelby is enrolled at Robert Morris University to begin fall 2011. Shelby has served over 200 hours for Farmington Volunteer Fire Company, St. Mary’s Church, and St. Joseph’s Church and School.

2009 Recipients

Heidi  Baughman 2009 Honor Award

Heidi attended Keystone School District and the Clarion Country Career Center .  Heidi has been involved in community service since 2005 with Angel Food Ministries, Shippenville Ambulance Company, and Golden Living Center in Shippenville.  

Grace Lendyak 2009 Silver Award

A student at Clarion University and graduate of Karns City School District, Grace has provided her time volunteering for Kids That Care, Brady’s Ben Historical Society, Sugar Creek Community Church, mission trip to Argentina, seniors and youth organizations. 

Kayla Fulton 2009 Bronze Award

A graduate of Keystone High School, Kayla has served many volunteer hours through her church, Knox Food Cupboard, nursing homes, and the Girl Scouts.  She also received the Gold Service Award through the Girls Scouts. 

2008 Recipients

Tessa Magagnotti  2008 Honor Award

Tessa, who attends Clarion University, is the  2008 recipient of the Honor Memorial Service Award for services provided to her school, church and community. Tessa is a Graduate of Redbank Valley High School.   

Debra Matthews 2008 Silver Award

Debra received the Silver Memorial Service award for  service to her church and her community. Debra is a student at Clarion  University of Pennsylvania  and Keystone SMILES AmeriCorps Alum.

2007 Recipients

Michelle Strohmyer 2007 Gold Award

Michelle Strohmyer of Shippenville, PA has provided over 1,000 hours of service to her community.  She served as a volunteer certified nurses aide, a volunteer fire fighter and an volunteer at elementary cheer camp. 

Ryan Seth 2007 Book Scholarship

Ryan Seth of Emlenton is a graduate of Keystone School District and is currently attending Clarion University of PA studying Finance. Since 2002, Ryan has provided approximately 410 hours of service to his community and his country.