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Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School

Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School

Senior recognized as 2017 Carson Scholar

March 13, 2017

Carson Scholar Samantha Olszewski

Carson Scholar Samantha Olszewski

Lincoln Park senior Samantha Olszewski has been recognized as one of the 2017 Carson Scholars across the nation.

Samantha's academic achievement and commitment to service in her community earned her the recognition for the third year in a row.

The Carson Scholarship Fund was founded in 1994 by now retired neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, and his wife, Candy, to encourage students to excel early in life. The U.S. Senate recently confirmed Carson to lead as secretary of Housing and Urban Development under the Trump Administration.

The scholarship fund awards $1,000 college scholarships to students based on academic excellence and community service. Carson Scholars who continue to excel in service and academics can have their status renewed annually, which means Samantha, as a previous scholar, has continued to meet the high standards of the Carson Scholars Fund.

Samantha was originally named a Carson Scholar in sixth grade, at which time she received a $1,000 college scholarship. For her continued recognition, she will receive a pin and certificate.

Samantha and other Carson Scholars from the Pittsburgh region also will be recognized at an April 8 awards banquet in Heinz Field's East Club Lounge in Pittsburgh. There are about 8,000 Carson Scholars nationwide.

Samantha, a media arts major, is the daughter of Jennifer and Joseph Olszewski of Darlington.

About Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School

Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School (www.lppacs.org) is a Pennsylvania public school providing a state-approved academic program and pre-professional training for grades 7-12 in music, theater, dance, creative writing, health science artsĀ and media arts. The school enrolls students from more than 65 surrounding school districts.

Media Contact: Fred Miller, communications coordinator, fred.miller@nndsonline.org