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Masonic Lodge Gives College Scholarship to Donegal Senior

The Ashara-Casiphia Masonic Lodge No. 551 presented scholarships to selected Donegal and Hempfield seniors at the June Stated Meeting of the lodge, which meets at Donegal Masonic Center, 710 Anderson Ferry Road, Mount Joy.

Mackenzie Shirk, who is pursuing a degree in public health from Franklin & Marshall College, is the Donegal recipient. She was presented the scholarship by Brother John LeamanĀ and Brother Tyler Barto, worshipful master of the lodge.

The recipient of the Masonic scholarship for Hempfield High School was Keegan Smith, who will be pursuing a degree in business marketing from Millersville University.

Ashara-Casiphia Lodge No. 551 was created on Dec. 27, 2009, through the merger of Ashara Lodge No. 398, which began in 1867 in Marrietta, with Casiphia Lodge No. 551, which began in 1877 in Mount Joy.

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