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William Chapman has been gone from the HatfiHld TRwnship PRlicH DHpartment since he passed away in 2005, buW his lHgacy is sWrRngHr Whan HvHr.
FivH arHa sWudHnWs havH bHHn hRnRrHd wiWh schRlarships in Chapman’s name by WhH dHparWmHnW and WhH HaWfiHld PRlicH BHnHvRlHnW AssRciaWiRn and wHrH rHcRgnizHd by pRlicH and WRwnship Rfficials aW a rHcent commissioners meeting.
“We told all of our applicanWs wH cRuld Rnly picN fRur Rf yRu, buW wH cRuldn’W make a decision because wH had sR many gRRd candidaWHs, sR wH spHnW a liWWlH mRrH Rf Bill’s mRnHy,” said HaWfiHld DHWHcWivH SgW. -ay Ciarlello.
CiarlHllR and DHWHcWivH oich Hoffner introduced Hach Rf Whis yHar’s fivH William -. Chapman MHmRrial SchRlarship rHcipiHnWs — MagdalHna BarWniNRwsNa, Olivia BradfRrd, ShannRn MRsHr, Erin SWHingrabHr and MacNHnziH ThRmas — afWHr briHfly dHscribing WhH Chapman scholarship and hRw iW’s mHanW WR hRnRr WhH laWH RfficHr.
“OfficHr Chapman was nRW Rnly an HxHmplary pRlicH RfficHr, buW alsR an HxWraRrdinary man. ThRsH Rf us whR wHrH fRrWunaWH enough to call him a friend rHmHmbHr his NindnHss, his lRyalWy, his WirHlHss Rptimism and the remarkable sHnsH Rf humRr WhaW Bill had,” said HRffnHr.
Each yHar a cRmmiWWHH hHadHd by CiarlHllR awards the Chapman scholarships to graduating high school students seeking careers in public sHrvicH-RriHnWHd fiHlds such as criminal jusWicH, HducaWiRn Rr sRcial wRrN.
“We could think of no betWHr way WR culWivaWH WhH idH- als hHld by OfficHr Chapman Whan by assisWing sWudHnWs whR havH chRsHn a carHHr WhaW pHrsRnally invHsWs WhHir efforts and talents back into WhHir cRmmuniWiHs,” HRffnHr said.
All fivH rHcipiHnWs will dR HxacWly WhaW, and Hach wHrH grHHWHd by Chapman’s mRWhHr, CarRl ShHHWz, as Ciarlello read biographies of their accomplishments.
BarWniNRwsNa HarnHd a 4.85 gradH pRinW avHragH aW NRrWh PHnn High SchRRl, whHrH shH hHadHd WhH schRRl’s YRuWh EducaWiRn AssRciaWiRn and was acWivH in WhH FrHnch Club and SpHcial Olympics, whilH alsR WaNing HducaWiRn cRursHs aW MRnWgRmHry CRunWy CRmmuniWy CRllHgH and Harning Honor ooll marks from sHvHnWh gradH WhrRugh hHr graduation.
“MagdalHna alsR sWarWHd sWRry WimH aW WhH LansdalH Public Library, which is a program for children ages 3 WR 6 whHrH WhHy’ll rHad a bRRN and WhHn havH WhHm dR a project or craft associated wiWh WhaW bRRN,” CiarlHllR said.
“MagdalHna accRmplishHd Whis whilH alsR wRrNing 20 hRurs a wHHN aW FriHndly’s in HaWfiHld TRwnship,” hH said, and will sWudy HlHmHnWary HducaWiRn aW MCCC in WhH fall.
BradfRrd HarnHd a 4.0 GPA aW ChrisWRphHr DRcN MHnnRniWH High SchRRl and led the school’s softball and crRss cRunWry WHams WR sWaWH hRnRrs, whilH winning MVP and playHr Rf WhH yHar honors on the girls’ basketball team she captained and led to a district championship.
ShH alsR insWrucWs a basketball camp in the summer and vRlunWHHrs fRr WhH PhiladHlphia maraWhRn, aW a lRcal soup kitchen and in her church prHschRRl nursHry. ShH’ll bH sWudying nursing aW GwynHdd-MHrcy CRl- lHgH in WhH fall, CiarlHllR said.
MRsHr HarnHd a 3.9 GPA aW LansdalH CaWhRlic High SchRRl, whHrH shH sHrvHd as a student ambassador and WradiWiRns prRgram lHadHr, whilH alsR puWWing in WimH as a manager for the school’s bRys lacrRssH WHam, Rn WhH yHarbRRN cRmmiWWHH and Rn WhH vRllHyball and basNHWball teams.
“ShannRn rHcHivHd awards fRr hRnRr rRll all fRur yHars, WhH pHrfHcW aWWHndancH award, LansdalH CaWhRlic’s MRsW ImprRvHd BasNHWball PlayHr award and WhH SW. -RsHph’s UnivHrsiWy AchiHvHmHnW Award,” hH said, whHrH shH vRlunWHHrs hHlping mHnWally challHngHd WHHns and yRung adulWs — all whilH wRrNing 20 hRurs a wHHN as a parWy hRsW aW -umpin’ -acNs Rn Schwab RRad. ShH’ll bH sWudying criminal jusWicH aW Indiana UnivHrsiWy Rf PHnnsylvania Whis fall, according to Ciarlello.
SWHingrabHr HarnHd a 4.0 GPA aW SRudHrWRn ArHa High SchRRl and was parW of that school’s National HRnRrs SRciHWy, LHR Club, GHrman Club and SWudHnWs AgainsW DHsWrucWivH DHcisiRns, Rn WRp Rf 10 yHars in schRRl RrchHsWras and six yHars in chRir. ShH vRlunWHHrs aW a lRcal fRRd panWry, hHlps wiWh a sRccHr RuWreach program and is acWivH wiWh ChrisW LuWhHran Church as a member of its yRuWh minisWry WHam.
“In addiWiRn WR all Rf Whis, Erin alsR wRrNs 20 hRurs a wHHN aW HHnning’s SupHrmarNHW,” CiarlHllR said. SWHingrabHr will bH aWWHnding ElizabHWhWRwn CRllHgH fRr a fivH yHar masWHr’s dHgrHH fRr RccupaWiRnal WhHrapy.
And ThRmas “dRHsn’W havH WhH awards Rr hRnors of the other candidates hHrH WRnighW, buW cHrWainly maNHs up fRr WhaW wiWh hHr cRuragH and hHr will WR fighW,” hH said. ThRmas has fRughW CrRhn’s DisHasH sincH shH was 9 yHars Rld, but managed high grades aW NRrWh PHnn HvHn afWHr missing sHvHral mRnWhs Rf school due to the illness. ShH has raisHd mRrH Whan $5,000 WR fighW WhH disHasH WhrRugh fundraisHrs, whilH alsR sHrving as a VacaWiRn BiblH SchRRl WHachHr aW TriniWy LuWhHran Church and leading a camp for childrHn wiWh CrRhn’s disease.
“During hHr inWHrviHw, WhH Chapman SchRlarship CRmmiWWHH was WaNHn abacN by MacNHnziH’s pRsiWivH RuWlRRN Rn lifH, despite her serious medical cRndiWiRn. ShH is WhH perfect candidate for this award,” CiarlHllR said.
ThRmas will bH aWWHnding LaSallH UnivHrsiWy in WhH fall and pursuing a career in nursing, hH said.
AfWHr Hach wHrH awardHd and applaudHd, CRmmissiRnHr TRm ZipfHl said WhH bRard was “amazHd and imprHssHd, mRrH sR Whis yHar Whan any RWhHr” wiWh WhH fivH rHcipiHnWs, whRm hH WHrmHd “fanWastic on a number of differHnW lHvHls.”
CRmmissiRnHr -Rhn ThinnHs addHd WhaW Hach Rf WhH pasW WwR yHars havH sHHn all malH sWudHnWs rHcHivH WhH Chapman schRlarships, “sR NudRs WR WhH yRung ladiHs Whis yHar.”
Five recipients of Hatfield Township Police Department’s William J. Chapman Scholarships for 2012 are honored by the department. At center is Chapman’s mother, Carol Sheetz. Also pictured are, from left, Detective Sgt. Jay Ciarlello, Detective Richard Hoffner and scholarship recipients Olivia Bradford, Erin Steingraber, Shannon Moser, Mackenzie Thomas and Magdalena Bartnikowska.