2022-23 Spellman Humanitarian Award

  • Each year, the West Chester Area School District and the West Chester Area Education Association award ten deserving seniors from each high school with the Spellman Humanitarian Award. Initiated in 1999, the awards honor the memory of the late Dr. Elwood M. (Ossie) Spellman, who served as a member and president of the West Chester School Board from 1951 to 1969. Dr. Spellman was a highly respected area dentist who was also actively involved in the Boy Scouts, Rotary Club, YMCA, and Westminster Presbyterian Church. We are looking for students who exhibit the spirit of volunteerism and citizenship that was central to Dr. Spellman's life.

    If you are a deserving senior who has demonstrated a commitment to community service, please complete the application below by Monday, December 19.

    A ceremony honoring the students will take place on Wednesday, April 12, 2023.

    Questions? Contact:

    East HS: Mrs. Keenan ( Ckennan@wcasd.net ) or Mrs. Vincent ( avincent@wcasd.net )
    Henderson HS: Ms. Florence ( bflorence@wcasd.net ) or Mr. Fash ( sfash@wcasd.net )
    Rustin HS: Mr. Reyna ( creyna@wcasd.net )

2022-23 Spellman Humanitarian Award

2021-22 Award Recipients