Friendly Sons Scholarships
The Wilkes-Barre Friendly Sons of St. Patrick recently held its annual charity golf outing to raise and distribute scholarship funds to local college students of Irish decent. For the past 21 years, the friendly sons have distributed more than $45,000 in scholarship funds to assist students of both King’s College and most recently, Misericordia University. At the start of this year’s outing, a check for $1,500 was given to a student from each school selected by the Friendly Sons scholarship committee. Marlee Mierzwa was selected for the King’s College award and Kyle Thomas was selected from Misericordia University. Presenting the check for Misericordia University, above from left, are Brian Bradshaw, past president and scholarship committee member; Katie Miroslaw, mother; Kyle Thomas; Krystin Thomas, sister; Gary Thomas, father, and Jim Conahan, scholarship and golf committee chairmen. Presenting the check for the King’s College award, below from left, are Brian Bradshaw, past president and scholarship committee member; Paul Mierzwa, father; Marlee Mierzwa, Lisa Mierzwa, mother, and Jim Conahan, scholarship and golf committee chairman.