Congratulations to our 2023 Spellman Humanitarian Award Winners

  • 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.  

    Please read the program from the Award Reception to learn more about the amazing things these students have accomplished and read quotes from their slides.

    2023 SHA Winners

    Missing from the picture: Simeon Shappell-Smith, Corinne Atwell, Hudson Sunderlin, and Gayatri Venkatesan