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Polish Heritage Society of Philadelphia
Scholarship Winners

PENNSYLVANIA – On Sunday, May 7, 2017 the Polish Heritage Society of Philadelphia held their Annual Scholarship Mass and Awards luncheon at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa located in Doylestown, PA.   There were six scholarship winners, who received a scholarship of $1,000.00 each.  The scholarship winners were:  Marissa Beaver – Lansdale, PA; Thomas Dulban, Philadelphia, PA; Emily Gmyr, Pennsauken, NJ; David Niemynski, Blue Bell, PA; Agnieszka Simon, Elkins Park, PA; Michael Sydnes, Bryn Mawr, PA.  Dr. Dolores Szymanski, Scholarship Chair, presided over the luncheon. Committee: Diana Blichasz, Marie Hejnosz, Deborah Majka and Peter Obst.



Marissa Beaver – Lansdale, PA
attends LaSalle University – Bachelor of Science in Bus. Admin., Finance Major
Anticipated Graduation – May, 2018
Summer Internship with Johnson & Johnson; enjoys traditions with Family

Thomas Dulban – Philadelphia, PA
Sophmore at Temple University, Majoring in Engineering Technology
Traveled to Torun, Poland as an exchange student

Emily Gmyr – Pennsauken, NJ
Attends Pennsauken High School – Graduation, June 2017
Fluent in Polish, PKM Dancer
Plans to begin undergraduate studies in Occupational Therapy

David Niemynski – Blue Bell, PA
Attends Germantown Academy – Graduation, June, 2017
Very informed of his Polish ancestry through his family and maternal grandmother
Plans to attend University of Rochester where he hopes to study the Polish language & culture

Agnieszka Simon – Elkins Park, PA
Attends Drexel University – Studying Music Business
Attended the Jagiellionian University in Krakow, Poland to study the Polish language
Looking forward to studying the Polish language through courses at the University of Pennsylvania.

Michael Sydnes – Bryn Mawr, PA
Attends Radnor High School – Graduation, June 2017
Interested in Polish History
Plans to pursue a career in Electrical Engineering
His passion is Math and Science


Submitted by Jean Joka, President

In photo: Left to right – Agnieszka Simon, Thomas Dulban, Marissa Beaver, David Niemynski, Emily Gmyr, Michael Sydnes