Michael L. Bower Memorial Scholarship
Michael Bower was the Business and Operations Manager of the Halifax Area School District for 18 years and a founding member of Communities that Care and Halifax Wildcat Education Foundation. He was also a proud graduate of Halifax Area High School – Class of 1971. After Mike’s sudden passing in November 2018, the Halifax Wildcat Education Foundation created this scholarship to honor Mike’s legacy and dedication to his community. The award check of $2,500 will be made payable to the specified post-secondary school the recipient will be attending.
The 2019 recipient of the Michael L. Bower Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 is Dylan L. Wells. Dylan truly embodies everything that Mike stood for – he is a young man of faith, hard work, and is committed to giving back to his school and community. He has been a member of Boys’ Life Group since sixth grade, participates in Faith in Action Community Service with his church, provides aide to Central Pa Blood Drives at school, is a 2-year member of the Big Cat Little Cat Club, is the Class of 2019 Treasurer, and was a member of the basketball and baseball teams during his high school career at Halifax Area High School. His teachers and coaches describe him as mature, confident, a serious scholar, and above all, selfless. Dylan will be attending Messiah College in the fall majoring in Economic Development, with a Business Concentration.