Wright Twp. student earns scholarship


A Wright Twp. student was awarded a $100 scholarship for his winning entry in the township’s Public Works Week essay contest.

Jared Weisenberger’s entry, “It All Starts with Public Works,” describes the important role municipal public works departments play in everyday life. “When a person thinks of the public works system, the first thing that should come to your mind is all the people who help and support the community,” Weisenberger wrote. “They never have to look far for work, it’s always waiting for them,” wrote Weisenberger, who is entering his senior year at Wyoming Seminary.

“I really appreciate someone who works at making our lives and community better by making sure we have a safer, cleaner community,” his essay went on to say. “They are someone who never hesitates when there is a messy job to be done, whether it’s collecting recyclables, yard waste, or clearing heavy snow.”

An Eagle Scout, Weisenberger said his interest in community service prompted him to enter the contest.

The essay contest was sponsored by Wright Recreation and Environmental Inc., which awarded the scholarship. Entries were judged by township supervisor Matthew Howton, the township’s road foreman. The contest, which was held in April, was open to 11th grade students residing in Mountain Top.

From left, are Pamela Heard, township secretary/treasurer; Michael Marshall, township supervisor and roadmaster; Jared Weisenberger, Matthew Howton, and Jeff Weisenberger, father.