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HADC Awards 2020 Scholarship

The Hempfield Area Democratic Committee has named Katie Yoder, East Petersburg, as the 8th annual recipient of its Paul and Jan Wright Senior Scholarship.

The award, given to a graduating high school senior in the Hempfield school district, recognizes a student who, according to the committee, best represents the next generation of Democratic leaders.

Yoder is a senior at Hempfield High School. During her high school career, she swam for the Hempfield High School Swim team, Five Star Swim Club in Lititz and Landisville Summer swim team. She served as the Vice President of Hempfield Young Democrats, the President of Varsity Club, was a co-founder of Sisterhood, and was an active member of Hempfield MiniTHON and the National Honor Society.

Outside of school, Yoder has volunteered for various activities sponsored by the Hempfield and Lancaster Democratic committees. After graduating high school, Yoder plans to attend Bridgewater College in Virginia where she plans to study Political Science/Pre-Law and Spanish.She is the daughter of Julie and Dwight Yoder, East Petersburg.

“I am so appreciative of this scholarship,” said Yoder. “Not only will it help me pay for my college degree, but it means that I am able to partake in even more opportunities. I hope to one day become an attorney and advocate for social justice and I would like to thank the Hempfield Area Democratic Committee for making that goal even more obtainable!”

“We are thrilled to have a student of Katie’s caliber as our scholarship recipient,” said Marcy Dubroff, chair of the Youth Engagement Committee of the Hempfield Area Democrats.  “She embodies the high ideals of the Democratic Party, and through her service and actions, has shown that she will be an active and effective citizen following her graduation. The goal of this scholarship is to foster the next generation of Democratic leaders, and we are confident Katie will contribute to not only the Democratic party, but whatever community in which she lives.”

Yoder will receive $500 to put toward her college expenses.  She will be recognized at an upcoming meeting of the Hempfield Area Democratic Committee.

The HADC scholarship is named for Paul and Jan Wright, two longtime, active Hempfield Area Democratic Committee members and residents of East Hempfield Township.