On Wednesday, June 17, 2015, the General Meade Society of Philadelphia, on behalf of Anthony Waskie, PhD, President, its Board of Directors, and membership presented its 16th Annual Scholarship Award at the General George G. Meade Elementary School, 18th & Oxford Streets in Philadelphia. The award was presented to graduating 8th grader and class valedictorian Christian Christberg. Christian, an outstanding student and leader, was one of a select group of Meade School graduates that had attended the school since kindergarten.
Jerry McCormick, Society Treasurer and Chairman of the Annual Scholarship Committee, presented Christian with a facsimile of a $1000 check. The scholarship award may be claimed upon Christian’s graduation from high school, and upon attending an institution of higher learning, Christian told us he will be attending Mastbaum High School, in the city. The General Meade Society of Philadelphia wishes him the very best in his scholastic endeavors.
Officiating at the graduation ceremonies on Wednesday were: Raqueebah Burch, Principal, Meade Elementary School, Jacob White, Dean of Students, and Deborah Hansen, Teacher Lead. Also in attendance were distinguished guests, Dr. Sonja Harrison, Assistant Superintendent, the Philadelphia School District, and Charlotte Greer, Legislative Assistant to Hon. Rep. W. Curtis Thomas, House of Representatives, of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Representing the society at the ceremonies, in addition to Jerry McCormick, were two Meade School alumni Ken Garson and Albert El. Also attending were Board Members Jeanne & Tom O’ Toole, and Michael Wunsch.