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- January 12, 2024
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ED ROMANCE CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP
Bailey Little is the first-ever recipient of the newly announced Ed Romance Chapter Scholarship. Because of the overwhelming generosity of our alumni and chapter members, the chapter has decided to give the award to those who have continued to contribute to MCA Athletics and carry themselves with a certain Tornado Pride. Baily Little is that athlete.
Bailey is a four-year letter winner for MCA basketball and Coach Lisa Varano. Her tremendous development during her freshman season allowed Bailey to be added to the varsity roster as playoffs approached. After that, she never looked back, becoming a starter midway through her sophomore season. She willingly accepted the point guard role on the team even though she had never played the position before .She worked tremendously hard at making herself the best she could be. Bailey has helped the girls to three District Championships in 2016, 2017 and 2018, and a third place finish in 2015. Her quickness on offense causes problems for opposing defenses, while she is very active on defensive end. Coach Varano said “She is a total team player and a fierce competitor who works extremely hard at all she does. Her athleticism has been a huge asset on both the offensive and defensive ends.” She serves as one of the team captains as a senior, averaging 8 points and 3 assists per game.
Bailey is also a four-year letter winner in girls track with Coach Ana Ditchey. She has participated in a variety of events including the 100M, 200M, 400M, 4 x 100 , 4 x 400, long jump, and javelin. She has qualified for the District meet for three years with bests of 12.9 in the 100, 27.7 in the 200, 16 feet in the long jump and 109’ in the javelin. Her contributions were huge in MCA’s winning the Girls’ Division Championship in 2017 with an undefeated 6-0 record. Little has also lettered for three years with MCA soccer where her speed helped navigate the field for Coach Rich Miller.
Bailey has been very active at MCA, especially as a Thing Big Student Leader for three years. The group is responsible for raising over $42,000 in 2017 for pediatric cancer. She was also involved with the painting of street signs in Mount Carmel as part of her Senior Project with many of her classmates. She also has volunteered her time at the MCA Youth Track Camp for the last four years and was definitely one of the favorites of many youth campers. Little has also been an altar server at the Church of the Holy Angels in Kulpmont for 12 years.
She is the daughter of Guidyne and Scott Little of Kulpmont and has been accepted to Penn State, where she will focus on a Physical Therapy degree.