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Moravian student receives Keystone State Reading Association Scholarship

Kristen Moyer(Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) - Moravian College junior Kristen Moyer (Hamburg, PA) was selected to received Keystone State Reading Association scholarship. Each year, the scholarship is presented to a pre-service teacher in Pennsylvania. This is the first time that a Moravian College student has won this state competition. Moyer is a psychology and elementary education major at Moravian.

Applicants submit a written application, which is reviewed by a state-wide committee. The selection process is made based on grade-point-average, involvement in teaching and community service, professional goals, personal attributes, and a written essay. There are over 30 reading councils that each submits one application to the committee. Colonial Association of Reading Educators, of which Moravian College professor Dr. Connie Unger is president, selected and submitted Moyer's application. Applicants do not need to be a member of any of the reading councils, but Kristen is a member of their local council.

Moyer will be honored by the C.A.R.E. council on May 14th at the "Celebrate Literacy" Gala in the HUB at Moravian College.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the website at www.moravian.edu.