Bonnie Devenney ’17 and Clarence Rodgers ’17 were two of the thirty-eight Bucks County High School athletes honored at the 19th annual Courier-Kiwanis Scholar-Athlete Awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.
According to the newspaper, the awards are presented by the Dick Dougherty Scholarship Fund—a longtime collaboration between the Bucks County Courier Times and the Levittown-Bristol Kiwanis Club. The fund was established in memory of the late Dick Dougherty, the longtime sports editor at the Bucks County Courier Times.
Scholarships are funded through proceeds of the Courier-Kiwanis Sesame Place Classic 5K and the support of sponsors. The major sponsor of this year’s awards is PSEA-Retired Bucks, an organization representing retired teachers throughout the county.
The program allowed students from all public high schools in Bucks County, along with private high schools in Lower Bucks County, such as George School, the opportunity to participate. In the future, the committee aspires to grow the fund enough to include every public and private high school in the county.
All thirty-eight students received a plaque along with scholarship money from the Dick Dougherty Scholarship Fund.