This scholarship is awarded in memory of Carl A. Yescavage. Carl served the Boyertown Area School District for 35 years as a teacher and principal, with 24 of the years serving as principal of New Hanover Upper Frederick Elementary School. He was a dedicated educator and principal who had the respect of staff and students alike because of his compassion, support, understanding, and commitment to excellence. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from Kutztown State Teachers College and his Masters of Education in Elementary Administration from Lehigh University.
Mr. Yescavage was married 42 years to his wife, Rebecca, and they raised two sons, Scott and Kurt. Mr. Yescavage had a strong interest in service to his community and church. He was active in the Boyertown American Legion Baseball Program, serving as Ticket Chairman and Committee member, and secretary of the Berks County American Legion Baseball League. He was a member of the Boyertown Optimist Club and was awarded the Board of Directors Award for his lifelong dedication to the youth of the Boyertown Area. He also served as Majority Inspector of Elections in Boyertown. Mr. Yescavage was also an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Bechtelsville, where he served on church council and several committees. He also served in the United States Air Force. Mr. Yescavage was especially fond of attending sporting events. He was an avid fan of the Boyertown Legion Baseball Bears and Philadelphia Phillies baseball teams, and the Philadelphia Eagles and Penn State football teams.
This scholarship is intended to recognize a deserving student in memory of Mr. Yescavage and his dedication to education and his service to his community and church. This fund will provide scholarships to students of the Boyertown Area School District who will be furthering their education after high school and intend to do so in the areas of elementary education, music education, or physical education. Further education may include a four-year or two-year college or university. The selected individuals will be students who exhibit a strong commitment to academics and a dedication to their school or community activities. They set a good example for their fellow students at all times and show good leadership potential. The recipients should be in the top 25 percentile of their high school graduating class. This scholarship is also based on financial need.
Applications will be available for interested students to pick up at the Boyertown High School Counseling Office in February and March. Application deadline: April 1st.