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LCCC Awards Scholarships from the Krysta Hankee Memorial Fund

published Monday, May 1, 2017
Five Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) students were presented with a total of $4,300 in scholarship awards from the Krysta Hankee Memorial Fund at a luncheon provided by LCCC’s Foundation on April 24. Students selected exemplified a high degree of scholarship, friendship, leadership and service. The following scholars were joined by guests and members of the Krysta Hankee Memorial Fund (KHMF) board of directors.
Alyssa Smith of Lehighton  - Winner of the 2016 KHMF Leadership Scholarship
Hannah Hans of Palmerton - Educational Grant 
Allison Pedersen of Andreas - Educational Grant
Sydney Baumbach of Allentown - Educational Grant
Saschelle Simms of Whitehall - Educational Grant
This award is given in memory of Krysta Hankee, daughter of Bill and Chris Hankee and sister of Kyle Hankee.  Krysta lived in the Lehigh Valley most of her life and took classes at LCCC. She graduated from New York University in 2007.  A few months after beginning her short career at Triangle Equities in Whitestone, N.Y., she collapsed in a gym and passed away a few days later. The Hankee family is proud of these scholars for exemplifying many of the same community-focused traits found in Krysta.
For more information about LCCC’s scholarships, visit Applications for the Krysta Hankee LCCC award will be open February 2018. To apply for the Krysta Hankee Memorial Fund, visit