2021 FATHER SEAMUS O’FLYNN SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED
The 2021 Father Seamus O’Flynn Scholarship Awards have been awarded to 17 students from St. Anastasia who will be attending Cathedral Parish School or St. Joseph Academy Catholic High School next fall.
Grade school recipients includeEleizabeth Brown, Chandler and Dylan DuBrow, Ella Grace Eavenson, Luis, Victoria, and Angelina Hemelt, Caidan and Lucas Hesson, Kyleigh Meeks, Liam Murphy, Cody and Abigail Ott, and Darcy and Natalie Schoonover.
High school recipients include Karina and Adrian Hemelt, and Aiden Murphy.
On June 29, 2020, Council 7121 received a letter announcing that the Father Seamus O’Flynn Scholarship Fund was the recipient of a bequest from the estate of Wayne and Donna Colvin. Donna passed away Nov. 4, 2018 at age 91, followed by Wayne on Dec. 27, 2019 at age 81. Wayne joined the Knights of Columbus on March 9, 2000, but was not active in Council 7121.
The amount of the donation is staggering - $20,000.
In the 12 year history of the Fr. Seamus Scholarship Fund, the fund has raised a total of $50,500.00, and this single contribution is equivalent to at least five years of that effort. All Brother Knights should show this degree of charity, either in their life or afterwards.
FATHER SEAMUS O'FLYNN SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE
As appointed by vote of the membership at the council business meeting on May 27, 2021, the members of the Fr. Seamus Scholarship Committee are:
Tom Alexander, Steve Barthelmes, Tom Kelly, Bill Remy, and Bob Wessellman,
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE
2021 FATHER SEAMUS O'FLYNN SCHOLARSHIPS
2019 FATHER SEAMUS O’FLYNN SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED
The 2019 Father Seamus O’Flynn Scholarship Awards were presented after the 10:30 Mass on June 16 to eleven students from St. Anastasia who will be attending Cathedral Parish School or St. Joseph Academy Catholic High School next fall. Bob Wesselman (left), along with Fr. Tim, Paul Doran, and Grand Knight Tom Kelly (back row), presented $500 certificates to Ethan Senderling, Karina Hemelt, Amelia Snodgrass, Monica Brown, Brooke Meeks, Chandler Du Brow, Lucas Hesson, Mateo Hesson, Ella Grace Eavenson, Darcy (non-scholarship) and Natalie Schoonover. Not pictured: Abby Ott, altar server at 8:00 am Mass.
Over the last 10 years, the Fr. Seamus scholarship program has distributed $39,500 in scholarships. Funds are raised from parishioner donations to Catholic Education and proceeds from the scholarship dinner held during Catholic Schools Week in January each year.
2019 FR. SEAMUS O'FLYNN SCHOLARSHIP DINNER
FRIDAY, JAN 25, 2019 CELEBRATION HALL
Dinner was a huge success, filling the coffers for another round of scholarships to Cathedral Parish School and St. Joseph Academy. Big "Atta Boy" goes to chairman Bill Remy, emcee JD, and chefs Steve Barthelmes and John Richards and crew.
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2017 FATHER SEAMUS O'FLYNN SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
The Knights of Columbus St. Thomas More Council 7121 presented the 8th Annual Fr. Seamus O’Flynn Scholarship Awards at a ceremony at St. Anastasia Catholic Church on May 4. Scholarships of $500 each were presented to eleven students of Cathedral Parish School and St. Joseph Academy in honor of Father Seamus O’ Flynn, retired Pastor Emeritus of St. Anastasia. Four additional scholarships were awarded this year from donations made in memory of Carol Peckenham, a dedicated supporter of Catholic education. Since its inception, $29,000 in local scholarships have been awarded by the Fr. Seamus scholarship fund.
Left-to right, back row: Alex Kelemen, Fr. Seamus O'Flynn, Tom Peckenham, Mark Hansen, Paul Doran. Middle/front row: Rachel Whitehouse, Logan Ely, Livio Amato, Maya Magre, Dillon Ott, Hannah Cutter, John Paul Brown, Natalie Hernandez, Stephen Greenwood, Aaron Snodgrass