Longwood awards KHS student with McGovern Scholarship

Longwood Fire Company has presented its $1,000 Jim McGovern Scholarship award to Torianna LaBare.

To qualify for the scholarship a student must be a senior at Kennett High School in good standing. The student must have attended Kennett for at least two years and be a Pennsylvania resident. The winner must have at least a 3.0 grade average and has shown excellence in science or mathematics. An essay of no more than 700 words is required along with two letters of recommendation.

Longwood gives the award to honor McGovern, a fallen firefighter and bright young man who represented dedication, friendship, community service and had an understanding of the math and sciences unlike most. With this scholarship, Longwood Fire Company remembers that Jim McGovern will forever be greatly missed and never forgotten.

LaBare, who is a student at Kennett High School and Technical College High School at Pennock’s Bridge, was also recognized as WPVI 6abc’s 2018 Best of Class. “Torianna is the type of student who should be encouraged to pursue her dreams and rewarded for her hard work,” said Longwood Chief A. J. McCarthy.

LaBare will be attending Delaware Valley University to pursue a four-year, pre-professional degree in animal science with the eventual goal of becoming a large animal veterinarian. She was quoted as saying, “I’ve always loved horses. I’ve been around horses my whole life. I feel a connection with them and want to specialize in large animals so that I can work with them.”

Longwood Fire Company has served the communities of Kennett, East Marlborough, Pennsbury and Pocopson townships since 1921. Longwood Fire Company provides fire and rescue and emergency medical services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For more information see www.longwoodfireco.com.

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