Sunny Massa

Sgt. Steve Bolton, right, president of the FOP, gives Blair High School graduate Sunny Massa scholarship money from the Washington County FOP Lodge 36. The FOP gives the scholarship each year to at least one college student who is pursuing a degree in law enforcement or emergency management.

A Washington County high school graduate now studying in Washington D.C. was awarded a $500 scholarship from the Washington County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 36.

Sunny Massa, a 2013 Blair High School graduate, received the FOP scholarship to be used during her second semester of her freshman year at American University.

Massa is studying justice and law with emphasis on criminology and has a psychology major as well.

The scholarship program began in remembrance of Guy Pensyl, a long-time deputy of Washington County, who devoted his entire life to law enforcement.

Pensyl died in 1996. Each year since then, the FOP has offered scholarships to Washington County seniors interested in some facet of law enforcement.

Scholarship applicants must write an essay about their education and career plans.

Massa is the daughter of Peter and Laurie Massa.

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