Saint Thomas the Apostle Parishioners Receive Scholarships


John Patterson, Hannan Regester, Luke Yanoshak, Benjamin Zimmerman, and Michael Zubak will each receive a $959.77 scholarship for their service as Altar Servers at Saint Thomas the Apostle Parish in Bedford.

Patterson, a graduate of Commonwealth Charter Academy, is the son of Martin and Mary Patterson. He will attend IUP Academy of Culinary Arts and major in Culinary Arts.

Regester, a graduate of Bedford Area High School, is the daughter of Thomas and Amelie Regester. She will attend Allegany College of Maryland and major in Culinary Arts/Baking and Pastry Arts.

Yanoshak, a graduate of Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School, is the son of Claire and Stephen Yanoshak. He will attend Penn State University and major in Biomedical Engineering.

Zimmerman, a graduate of Bedford Area High School, is the son of Steve and Jody Zimmerman. He will attend the Global Powerline Academy and will major in Powerline-Lineman.

Zubak, a graduate of Bedford Area High School, is the son of Donna and George Zubak. He will attend Millersville University of Pennsylvania and major in Meteorology.

The scholarships are made possible by the Kayla Ann Nicodemus Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund, which was initiated by Kayla’s grandparents, Joe and Ann Kaminski, and supported by generous gifts in memory of Kayla, who died tragically in 2007 due to injuries suffered in an automobile accident. She was a freshman at Saint Francis University.

To date, Kayla’s endowment has awarded 36 scholarships for a total value of $38,045.45.

Kayla’s goal in life was to help people “in need.” These annual scholarship awards make her dream of helping people come true.