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Two students named 2016 Carson Scholars

Seneca Valley School District has two students out of 89 in the Pittsburgh area who have recently been announced as 2016 Carson Scholars.

Junior Urvi Gupta received a $1,000 college scholarship award and the coveted honor of being named a Carson Scholar. 

In addition, 192 Pittsburgh area students have renewed their Carson Scholar status, including senior Sarah Johanknecht. Ms. Johanknecht and the other previous winners have maintained high academic standards and a strong commitment to their communities and are being recognized for their efforts.

To date, the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Carson Scholars Fund has awarded 1,100 scholarships, nearly $1.1 million to students who epitomize academic excellence and commitment to their community.

To celebrate their accomplishments, the Pittsburgh scholars will be honored at the annual awards banquet on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Heinz Field at 11:30 a.m. The public is invited to attend the Annual Awards Banquet and to be a part of this inspirational day. For more information on any of the seven regional banquets or to purchase tickets, visit the Carson Scholars Fund website at

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