Scranton, PA: The Scranton District Dental Society (SDDS) is pleased to announce that it has selected Cecilia Horchos as the 2019 recipient of both the Dr. Todd M. Angelo Memorial Scholarship and the Dr. Bernard Shair Memorial Scholarship Award.

The Dr. Todd M. Angelo Memorial Scholarship is a cash gift funded by the SDDS, The Scranton Area Foundation, and private donations in memory of Dr. Todd Angelo who suddenly passed away in November 2011. The scholarship is administered by the Scranton Area Foundation and presented to a University of Scranton student who has been accepted by a dental school and who shows tremendous promise in the field of dentistry. This award serves as a reflection of Todd’s dedication, service and love of dentistry.

The Dr. Bernard Shair Memorial Scholarship Award is a cash gift funded by the SDDS and an endowment fund founded by the family of Dr. Bernard Shair (who passed away in 1982) and administered by the Scranton Area Foundation. It is presented to a University of Scranton student who has been accepted by a dental school and shows tremendous promise in the field of dentistry.

Cecilia Horchos will graduate from the University of Scranton in May 2018 with a Bachelor of Science degree in neuroscience and a minor in biochemistry. A resident of West Chester, Pennsylvania, Horchos is a member of the Nu Rho Psi Honors Society and University of Scranton Honors Program.

Horchos has volunteered at Leahy Community Health & Family center food pantry for the last four years. Since 2017, she has been the Volunteer Executive Coordinator for the food pantry and office volunteers of the Leahy Clinic. She also

serves as Secretary for Ready, Set, Brush! which is a community outreach program to young students about the importance of oral care.

Horchos is a founding member of the Polish Cultural Society and is a member of the University’s Health Professional Organization, as well as Ready Set Brush! Pre- Dental Society.

Horchos enjoys hiking, skiing, knitting/sewing, historical reenacting (colonial & 19th century). She will be attending University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in the fall.

The SDDS is a voluntary organization comprising approximately 150 local member dentists. It is a constituency of the American Dental Association (ADA), the largest and oldest national dental society in the world, and the Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA). The SDDS oversees activities like Children’s Dental Health Month, public education, school visitations, and continuing education for dentists.
The mission of the SDDS is to provide dentists with a forum to discuss pertinent issues that relate to the practice and regulation of dentistry as it pertains to the health and general well being of the communities we serve.