City of Chester Press Release
CHESTER, PA- Mayor John A. Linder will host Chester’s 9th Annual Mayor’s Scholarship Awards Banquet recognizing the exemplary academic achievements of Chester’s 8th-12th grade students. Scholars will be awarded in several distinct categories highlighting those maintaining exceptional grade point averages and commitment to community service. Senior aged students were required to submit letters of recommendation, proof of acceptance to a four year accredited college or university, essays depicting their chosen career paths, skills acquired through post-secondary education, as well as, a plan to contribute to hometown progress. The banquet will be held Tuesday, June 3rd at the Willie Mae Leake Center, 7th and Yarnall Streets, Chester, Pennsylvania, from 6-9PM. Among the presentations, an inspirational message is to be delivered to attendees from Chester WorkReady Program graduate, and current City of Chester staff member, Ashley Pless, entitled ‘Making It Through, Despite Adversity’.
“We are truly excited to be able to continue this tradition of honoring our youth and providing them with scholarships to aid in their career journeys.” Joy Taylor-City of Chester Office of Mayor John Linder-Constituent Services/Events Coordinator. All media are welcomed to attend, for further information contact the Office of Constituent Services at the online address, JTaylor@ChesterCity.com.