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Hughesville senior receives scholarship

Hughesville High School senior Asiah Savage is the recipient of the Christopher T. Secules Memorial Scholarship, a $500 annual award. Asiah is the daughter of James and Julie Savage, of Hughesville.

While at Hughesville, Asiah participated in choir and elite choir; the musical; district, regional and state choir; Color Guard; Student Ambassador’s Club; and AP Clubs for psychology and Spanish.

Outside of school, she has taken dance classes; participated in her church’s youth group, Youth Camp and Adult Worship Teams; sang the “Star Spangled Banner” for the Williamsport Crosscutters, first Little League Home Run Derby, state Farm Show placing second and the Great Outdoor Show.

Asiah also won the WGRC Christian-based singing competition in 10th grade, sang on the WGRC radio station and opened for two of the station’s bands at Knoebel’s Grove.

The scholarship is presented annually to honor the memory of Chris Secules, a member of the Hughesville High School Class of 1998, who passed away in 2012 while waiting for a liver transplant.

The award is presented through the East Lycoming Education Foundation to a deserving ELSD senior who has been involved in music or musical theater, best exemplifies Secules’ personality, interests and spirit and is continuing their education in the field of music, engineering, computer science or technology, medicine or mathematics.

Asiah plans to attend the School of Music at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, with a major in commercial music and vocal performance.

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