A Slatington girl recently was awarded the $1,000 Past Presidents Health and Medical Science Scholarship by the American Legion Auxiliary, Four County Council. Four County Council includes Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe and Northampton counties.

Allison Beltz of Slatington is the daughter of Maria and Wesley Beltz. She is a senior at Northern Lehigh High School.

Allison was accepted at Misericordia University, where she will pursue a career in physical therapy or medical imaging.

At her school, Allison is the president of Student Council and has been a member all four years of high school. She is a member of the National Honor Society, secretary of Students Against Destructive Decisions and is a member of the varsity softball team.

She volunteers at two physical therapy facilities and teaches Vacation Bible School, Children's Church and confirmation at her church.

She also finds time to assist running the Mallory Bombay Softball Tournament and helps with Special Olympics.

She is a member of Peer Helpers and was selected to participate in the Penn State Emergency Leaders Program where she was certified.

Allison also helped with the Colonial and Civil War Days at the middle school and volunteers for the Duane Lucien Festival. She hosted a blood drive at the school.

She was the chairwoman of the Homecoming Parade and Dance.

Allison was one of nine girls who were selected as the Girl of the Month by the Slatington Women's Club.

She was on the principal's list every year. She received the Coaches Award from Junior Varsity Softball.

LaRue Fritz of Lehighton is the Past Presidents Health and Medical Science Scholarship chairwoman for the Four County Council.