Upper Pine Creek Trout Tournament
2023 Scholarships

2023 Scholarship Winners

CONGRATULATIONS to the 2023 recipients of the Upper Pine Creek Trout Tournament Scholarships, which are awarded by the PAGCSC in partnership with Seneca Resources Company, LLC. The award is $1,000 to each recipient. The 2023 scholarship recipients are:

Sara Kennedy of North Penn/Mansfield Jr./Sr. High School

Janna Quick of Cowanesque Valley High School

Jackson Brion of North Penn – Liberty Jr./Sr. High School

All of these kids plan on furthering their studies at Pennsylvania State University, majoring in animal science, veterinary and biomedical sciences, and forest ecosystem management, respectively. We wish every one of them the very best in their bright futures!

L-R: Sara Kennedy, Janna Quick, Jackson Brion

Presentation Ceremony

Back row (L-R): Jim Westbrook and Wayne Fletcher from Seneca Resources, and Vic Ferree Jr., Club Board Member
Front row (L-R): Sara Kennedy, Janna Quick, Jackson Brion, and Tom Byrne, Club Vice President

Every year it seems to become a tougher competition than the last for our “Wildlife, Ecology, and Environmental” scholarships! Which makes us very happy to know we are making a positive difference in the winners’ lives.
ALL of the students who applied should be immensely proud of their responses to the essay questions on the application. We want to thank them for taking the time to be thoughtful and creative and we wish every one of them the best of success in their lives!
It truly was a hard choice, but we finally settled on the following three students:
Janna Quick of Cowanesque Valley High School
Sara Kennedy of North Penn-Mansfield High School
Jackson S. Brion of North Penn-Liberty High School

Congratulations to each of them!
These students have great plans for their futures, including veterinary and biomedical sciences, animal science, and forest ecosystem management. Their essays touched upon the need for deer population control to maintain balanced ecosystems, the impact of agriculture on our local waterways, and the damage done by gypsy moths (spongy moths) in Pennsylvania and especially here in our area.
All three kids plan to further their education at Pennsylvania State University. They each have insightful and viable ideas on what they can do personally to improve/mitigate some of the environmental issues our local area is experiencing. We hope their endeavors meet with great success for our extraordinarily beautiful environment, which we all enjoy and appreciate so much.
We here at the PAGCSC are proud to be able to give these students a boost toward their future careers. And we thank Seneca Resources for partnering with us to make these scholarships help even more!
Be on the lookout over the next few weeks for more about these students in the Wellsboro Gazette, our Facebook page, and on this webpage. Again, we’d like to congratulate Janna, Sara, and Jackson!

We are very pleased to announce that Seneca Resources is once again partnering with our club on the 2023 Upper Pine Creek Trout Tournament Scholarships. The scholarships will be awarded to three deserving seniors from local area high schools and each scholarship amount is a total of $1,000. We look forward to receiving the insightful and inspirational applications we always get each year.

Thank you for partnering with us on these scholarships, Seneca!