Carolyn Vona, a graduate of Bethel Park High School, is the 2016 DECA scholarship, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association. She will use the $1,000 scholarship to attend the University of Virginia this fall.
Vona was a member of DECA, a business and marketing club, for all four years of high school; served as chapter president for two years; and District 3 representative. She attended the district and state conferences every year and the International Career Development Conference twice. She also competed and won awards in many state competitions.
Her other school activities included varsity cheerleading, National Honor Society, Student Government Association, Latin Club, Math Team, National Junior Classical Language League and Ways-n-Means Committee.
In addition, Vona volunteered her time for Special Olympics, Race for the Cure and the Allegheny Intermediate Unit.