Mike Rettger Scholarship

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MIke Rettger Scholarship

MIKE RETTGER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

PAST WINNERS:

2014-2015 NIKKI WESOLOWSKI

2015-2016 CORRINE BAKER

2016-2017 SAMANTHA HLOZEK

2017-2018 ISI PALAMONE

Mike Rettger, a 1997 graduate of Franklin Regional and Co-Captain of the 1997 Boy’s  basketball team.   This team was perhaps Franklin Regional’s best boy’s basketball teams in school history, twice finishing in 2nd Place in the WPIAL AAAA tournament (1996-1997) as well finishing 2nd in the PIAA State Tournament in 1997

Upon graduating from Franklin Regional, Mike went on to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Washington & Jefferson College, where he achieved Dean’s List on multiple occasions.

After obtaining his degree, Mike was employed by Ernst & Young in Pittsburgh where he served as a staff auditor.  In addition to performing his auditor duties, Mike was also pursuing his CPA certification when he fell ill to a rare brain illness.

Mike’s illness was discovered while out of town on business and he was rushed home for emergency surgery.  Unfortunately, due to the timing of the diagnosis and complications arising from the illness, Mike passed away on November 20, 2003 following the surgery.   Mike’s organs were immediately offered for donation.   Mike’s friends and family are proud that many lives have been improved as a result of his participation in the organ donor program.

 Mike’s friends and family have since been very strong supporters of the Franklin Regional basketball program as well as many other local charities.