Kelly Corrigan will return to her school library for a free reading and signing of her memoir,
The Middle Place
, at 6:30 p.m. June 4 at
Radnor High School
The reading will begin an hour before the premiere of the school's senior play, an annual performance in which Corrigan had a role in 1985.
This year's musical,
Paging Doctor Love
, is a comedy about the medical profession. It will feature more than 100 students, and was written by Radnor students in Larry McKenna's creative-writing class.
Corrigan's father, George, who still helps coach lacrosse at the school, also will be at the signing.
Corrigan has essays in the April issue of Glamour and the May issue of O, the Oprah Magazine, which profiled
The Middle Place
For more information on the reading and signing, call 610-688-8100, Ext. 6119, or e-mail
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Paging Doctor Love
will run at 7:30 p.m. through June 7 at the high school, 130 King of Prussia Rd. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10, or for $8 in advance (cash only) from Karen Sandler in the high school office during school hours. For more information on the play, call Sandler at 610-293-0855 Ext. 3525.
The Main Line Chamber Foundation has awarded $1,000 scholarships to 23 firefighters and EMTs from 14 fire companies.
More than 70 percent of the 2008 Volunteer Firefighter/EMT Scholarship recipients have a relative who also is a firefighter. The foundation, the charitable arm of the Main Line Chamber of Commerce, started the program to support and retain volunteer firefighters.
The recipients are Alana Miller and Suzanne Nemetz of the Berwyn Fire Company; Christopher Stephen Zipf of the Gladwyne Fire Company; James Gulliver of the Brookline Fire Company in Havertown; Andrew J. Rychlak of the Malvern Fire Company; Joseph McCarthy of the Manoa Fire Company in Havertown; Chadd Comp of the Bryn Mawr Fire Company; Matthew Hand of the Merion Fire Company of Ardmore; Dan F.X. Connors of the Narberth Volunteer Fire Company; Stacy Catren of the East Whiteland Volunteer Fire Association; Randy Berman, Domenic Marino and Christopher Smith of the Oakmont Fire Company in Havertown; Megan Copel of the Paoli Fire Company; Glenn R. Montgomery of the Penn Wynne-Overbrook Hills Fire Company; Kristen D'Andrea, Ryan Maguire and Jordan Ritchie of the Radnor Fire Company; and five honored for their work with two emergency-service providers: Whitney Chestnut of the Union Fire Association in Bala Cynwyd and Narberth Ambulance; Daniel Ryan Kincade of the Bryn Mawr and Brookline Fire Companies; Thomas W. Hayden of the Merion Fire Company of Ardmore and the Gladwyne Fire Company; Brian McDermott of the Gladwyne and Bryn Mawr Fire Companies; and William M. Neely II of the Merion Fire Company of Ardmore and the Penn Wynne-Overbrook Hills Fire Company.
in Merion named four winners of the Dora Khayatt Prize for excellence in art last month. Four other students received honorable mention.
The award, established in 1990, memorializes Khayatt, a painter and wife of the late John Plant. Plant was a chairman of Episcopal Academy's classics department.
In ninth grade, Eliza Strong of Haverford won for a large-scale self-portrait in oil. Michael Jahnle of Newtown Square received honorable mention for his oil painting of roses.
In 10th grade, Margaret Heil of Malvern won for her portfolio, which included two sculptures of found objects, sketches, fashion design drawings, and an abstract oil painting. Sophia Park of Upper Darby received honorable mention for her large-scale Asian calligraphy.
Among 11th graders, Sarah Coote of St. Davids won for a large-scale self-portrait in oil. Steven Wu of Ardmore received honorable mention for his digital and computer-designed landscapes.
In 12th grade, Matthew Coote of St. Davids won for his photography pieces. Reid Whelan of Merion Station received honorable mention for his woodworking.
Malvern Preparatory School
this month honored seven students for their academic success and involvement at the school.
Nicholas McGill of Broomall received the Sims Family Scholarship Award, given to a student who is persistent, dedicated, involved, and loyal to the school.
Christopher Ferraiolo of Broomall earned the Michael P. Walsh '59 Scholarship and Achievement Award.
Matthew McCullough of Havertown was awarded the Robert J. Kirby '63 Memorial Scholarship, given to a junior who is an athlete, is a member of the National Honor Society, and is involved in school clubs and activities.
Daniel McKiernan of Rosemont received the Thomas F. Swift '78 Award for being a diligent, involved junior.
Andrew Giannascoli of Downingtown, Kyle Jones of Philadelphia, and Christopher Furlong of Media also earned scholarships.
- Ed Mahon