Hilda Wright Goodling Scholarship Recipients Named
Penn State York students Laura Hoffman of Hanover, Anna Hummel of York, Erin Rohrbaugh of York, and Molly Weaver of Hanover are the 2009 recipients of the Hilda Wright Goodling scholarships, named in honor of the late wife of William F. Goodling, retired member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. The four $1,000 scholarships were awarded to students from York County who are education majors with an early elementary focus. The scholarship is awarded annually.
The Goodling family created the scholarship in 2008 in memory of Hilda Wright Goodling whose passion was teaching children the joy of reading, a passion that carried through a 50-year career in public elementary education. She began her teaching career in 1955 with a nine-year stint in the Dallastown Area School District, followed by 35 years with the York Suburban School District. After retiring in 1999 in Pennsylvania, she continued her teaching career for another five years – two years in Baltimore City Public Schools and three years in the Baltimore County Public Schools.