The Scholarship Committee thanks everyone that supports their activities throughout the year to raise funds for the scholarship, and they are grateful for any donations supporting the Reading Liederkranz Scholarship. E-mail for more information, including how to donate to the Scholarship Fund. (Please consult your tax advisor for any tax benefit you may gain from your gift.)
Riley Hotzman was graduated from Brandywine Heights High School in 2014. She is the daughter of Steven and Korinne Hotzman and granddaughter of Frederick and the late Helma Hotzman. Her grandparents are long-standing members of the club. In the fall of 2014, Riley will be attending Bloomsburg University to major in Middle Level Education Language Arts with a concentration in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and a minor in American Sign Language (ASL) with future plans of obtaining a Master’s in Deaf Education. She has studied the German language for four years. Her high school extracurricular activities included co-president of Telecommunications, National Honor Society, president of German Honor Society, and co-president of German club. Riley participated in the International Culture Day language competition at Lebanon Valley College and the Reading Liederkranz’s Evening of German for several years. In her spare time, Riley also volunteered for events with the Berks County Parks and Recreation Department and attended several ASL classes at Berks Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services.
Breanna Manzolillo was graduated from Schuylkill Valley High School in 2014. She is the daughter of Anthony and Susan Manzolillo, and granddaughter of Calvin and Fran Wagner who are members of the club. In the fall of 2014, Breanna will be attending Robert Morris University to study nursing. She studied German in high school. Her activities in high school included track and field, tennis, NHS, PYEA, cross country manager, and she volunteered at Berks Heim.
Kristen Diener was graduated from Wyomissing Area High School in 2013. She is the daughter of Henry Diener Jr. Her grandparents, Henry Sr. and Marilyn Diener, are members of the club. In the fall of 2013, Kristen will be attending Reading Area Community College to major in Culinary Arts. Her activities included volunteering at the Kutztown Folk Festival, the Reading Liederkranz Christkindlmarkt and at the Greater Berks Food Bank. She participated in Walk MS: Gring's Mill, and is an active church member and participates in the youth group.
Joshua Meck was graduated from Methacton High School in 2013. He is the son of Erik and Diane Meck, and grandson of George Babilon. His father and grandfather are members of the club. In the fall of 2013, Joshua will be attending Bloomsburg University to major in Elementary/Special Education. He has studied the German language for five years. His high school extracurricular activities included football, ultimate Frisbee, band, jazz band, chorus, chorale, jazz choir, the Tri-M music honor society, German club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Key Club, and the ski and snowboard club. Joshua is also an Eagle Scout and a proud schuhplattler in the Auerhahn Schuhplattler Verein, Oley, Pennsylvania. He also shared that he plays the guitar, ukulele and drums.