HAWLEY - Wallenpaupack Area High School 2018 graduate Kathleen “Katie” Lane has been named the recipient of the Marjorie Murphy Award for Service to Wallenpaupack’s Fine Arts Program.

Instituted and first presented by the Hawley Public Library’s Board of Directors in 2006, the award is intended to honor Mrs. Murphy, a founder of the Library, a long-time Board vice president, and a veteran of decades of active participation in many community organizations.

Lane’s involvement in the WAHS Fine Arts activities have included Band, Chorus, Drama, and Video.  In addition, she has been Head Anchor for the WAHS Morning Show as well as reporting, writing, and producing the school’s televised programs.

Commenting on her high school years, Katie said, “Wallenpaupack has provided me with many wonderful opportunities to grow and develop as a student and a member of our community.  The people at Wallenpaupack are some of the most encouraging people one will ever meet.  They have inspired me to follow my dreams and to reach for nothing less than the best!”

She also had high praise for Mrs. Murphy and the Hawley Library. “It is an honor to be the 2018 recipient of the Marjorie C. Murphy Award.  Both the Hawley Public Library and Mrs. Murphy hold special places in my heart and my childhood memories.  Mrs. Murphy is an amazing woman and her hard work and dedication have brought so much to our community.  She is truly an inspiration to all.  I also want to thank the Hawley Public Library for awarding me this scholarship.”

A Greentown resident and the daughter of Cathy Lane and Bob Lane, Katie will attend Syracuse University where she plans to major in Broadcast Journalism.