Honesdale Community Endows Scholarship in Memory of 1993 HHS Salutatorian
The Wayne Country Community Foundation announces that Jakob Burlein received the $500 inaugural Megan E. Wilcox Memorial Endowed Scholarship established this spring in memory of the late 1993 Honesdale High School salutatorian, Megan E. Wilcox.
Burlein is slated to enroll in Lafayette College in Easton, Penn. in the fall where he plans to study mechanical engineering, and minor in political science. He credits his academic success, in-part, to the customized learning environment curated at Honesdale High School, where teachers get to know students personally and help each student plot a path toward success. This sentiment would have been shared by Wilcox herself.
“Megan was committed to life-long learning and to her Christian faith. Even after receiving her master’s degree, she remained an avid reader, and was often sought-out by others for her knowledge. She would be so honored to know that another student’s pursuit of higher education is being made possible through this scholarship,” noted Sarai Weber, Wilcox’s sister, an educator in the Wayne Highlands School District.
Launched by Megan’s friends and family with roots in Honesdale and surrounding communities, the memorial scholarship will be awarded to a Honesdale High School senior pursuing a degree in Christian ministry or education (priority) or to the class salutatorian each year. Wilcox earned her bachelor’s degree in education from Penn State University and her master’s degree in women’s Christian ministries from Dallas Theological Seminary.
Those in the community wishing to contribute to the endowment, managed by the Wayne Country Community Foundation, can donate online at https://bit.ly/35chrFD, via check payable to Wayne County Community Foundation with Megan E. Wilcox scholarship in the memo line or sign-up to participate in the First Annual Megan Wilcox Memorial Golf Tournament.
The First Annual Megan Wilcox Memorial Golf Tournament, organized by Keen Lake Camping and Cottage Resort, will be held on Saturday, September 11, 2021, at 9 AM at the Red Maples Golf Course in Waymart. Cost is $55 per player and $20 for lunch only. Tournament proceeds will benefit the memorial scholarship fund in memory of Wilcox, who was a highly treasured Keen Lake Camping and Cottage Resort employee. To register, visit https://bit.ly/MeganWilcoxGolfTourney or call (484) 614-5853. Those interested in sponsoring can email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.