Thirteen Pennsbury High School students will receive Lendo Fellowship awards to help them fund their academic and extra-curricular passions.

The Lendo Fellowship, celebrating its 11th anniversary this year, was established in 2007 by generous Pennsbury ’64 alum, Arthur J. Lendo, Ph.D.

A student scholar, athlete, and leader at Pennsbury High School in the 1960s, Dr. Lendo started the Fellowship as a way to help students pursue their own passions and to give back to the community that raised him.

Dr. Lendo is the only Pennsbury graduate to endow a fund to support Pennsbury High School students in their academic and co-curricular pursuits.

More information about Dr. Lendo and the fellowship program can be found at:

http://www.pennsburysd.org/FellowshipProgram.aspx

The students, listed below, were selected and approved by the Board of the Pennsbury Education Foundation, which oversees the endowment.

Selected students and their programs are:

· Pranav Chivukula, 11th grade, Robotics Summer Camp, The College of New Jersey

· Priya Deliwala, 10th grade, Engineering Summer Academy, University of Pennsylvania; and Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Program, Albright College

· Rahil Dixit, 11th grade, Bucknell Academy Summer Experience, Bucknell University

· Noah Erdogan, 10th grade, Toxicology Health and Environmental Disease, Rutgers University

· Brandon Ferraro, 11th grade, Drexel Materials Science and Engineering Summer Institute, Drexel University

· Erika Hansen, 10th grade, Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Program, Albright College

· Jaiesh Madaka, 11th grade, Drexel Materials Science and Engineering Summer Institute, Drexel University

· Sutirth Mannikeri, 10th grade, Drexel Materials Science and Engineering Summer Institute, Drexel University

· Justin Massielo, 11th grade, All Star Baseball Academy: The Top 100 Mid-Atlantic Showcase

· Derek Quinn, 9th grade, Summer Challenge: Chemistry of Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Boston University

· Maya Sajnani, 11th grade, German Language by Humboldt Institute, Munich, Germany

· Josie Stephens, 10th grade, Spanish Language and Culture Summer Program, Seville Spain

· Catherine Young, 11th grade, Career Explorations: Baking and Pastry Arts, Johnson & Wales University

WBCB’s Jonny Hart contributed to this report.