Knoebels Amusement Resort team members receive scholarships

2017 Knoebels Scholarship Recipients

Pictured are 2017 Knoebels Scholarship recipients and members of the third generation of the Knoebel family.

As area students make their way back to school, there are ten, who are also Knoebels Amusement Resort team members, who have an extra $500 in their pockets. The $500 is in recognition of their scholastic achievements and aspirations, as well as their contributions as Knoebels team members.

Knoebels Amusement Resort is happy to announce the 2017 Knoebels Scholarship recipients. This year’s recipients include 10 team members from seven different departments who are on the path to becoming future electrical engineers, scientists, pharmacists, businesspeople, and more.

Each season, Knoebels offers a number of added benefits for its 2,300 team members such as special events, free entry to more than 18 amusement parks, and tickets and food coupons for select weeks. Another benefit for school-aged team members is the Knoebels Scholarship program. Knoebels has awarded approximately $98,000 to 196 student team members since the start of the program in 1997.
This year’s recipients include:

Lena Becker (Crystal Pool), daughter of Regina Becker, Elysburg, 2016 graduate of Southern Columbia Area High School, attending Pennsylvania State University, majoring in Neuropsychology

Samantha Carpenter (JBK Food Stands), daughter of Steven and Jennifer Carpenter, Sunbury, 2015 graduate of Shamokin Area High School, attending Arcadia University

Megan Ciborowski (Crystal Pool), daughter of Robert and Eileen Ciborowski, Coal Township, 2012 graduate of Shamokin Area High School, attending Wilkes University, majoring in Pharmacy

Joseph Davis (Playland Arcade), son of Jeffrey and Debbie Davis, Elysburg, 2016 graduate of Southern Columbia Area High School, attending Bloomsburg University, majoring in Business/Supply Chain Management

Jeffery Kashner, Jr. (Crystal Pool), son of Jeff and Maxine Kashner, Coal Township, 2014 graduate Shamokin Area High School, attending Bloomsburg University, majoring in Business Management

Michael Padula (Games), son of Mark Padula, Kulpmont, 2017 graduate of Our Lady of Lourdes Regional School, attending Bloomsburg University, majoring in Electrical Engineering

Gabrielle Scherer (Gift Shops/Marketing Intern), daughter of Gary and Darlynn Scherer, Numidia, 2014 graduate of Southern Columbia Area High School, attending Bloomsburg University, majoring in Marketing

Molly Shoup (Gift Shops), daughter of Wayne Shoup, and Georgette and Raymond Williams, Elysburg, 2016 graduate of Southern Columbia Area High School, attending Lock Haven University, majoring in Geology

David Slotterback, Jr. (Security), spouse of Andrea Slotterback, Ashland, 2011 graduate of Mount Carmel Area High School, attending Bloomsburg University, majoring in Criminal Justice

Austin Stine (Catering/Finance), son of Dan and Diana Stine, Sunbury, 2014 graduate of Shamokin Area High School, attending Susquehanna University, majoring in Finance
The 2017 scholarship judging committee consisted of two local community leaders who are not employed by Knoebels. Scholarships were judged based on the students’ written applications and a work performance evaluation completed by the applicants’ department manager.

Five Knoebels team members, four of whom are also this year’s Knoebels Scholarship recipients, have been nominated for a 2017 Pennsylvania Amusement Parks Association (PAPA) scholarship. Those students include: Lena Becker, Joespeh Davis, Molly Shoup, Austin Stine, and Chloe Stine.

Pictured above (left to right), are 2017 Knoebels Scholarship recipients and members of the third generation of the Knoebel family - Dick Knoebel, Megan Ciborowski, Lena Becker, Joseph Davis, Jeffrey Kashner, Jr., Gabrielle Scherer, Molly Shoup, David Slotterback, Jr., Leanna Muscato, and Buddy Knoebel. Not pictured but also recipients – Samantha Carpenter, Michael Padula and Austin Stine.

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