My name is Ava Fife, proud daughter of Dennis Fife. My dad has been a member of Local Union 592 Philadelphia, PA for twenty-seven years. He has shown me how to truly be dedicated to my work and my goals. I am a 2023 graduate that attended Conwell-Egan Catholic Highschool. Throughout high school I have challenged myself to get involved. Some activities I am involved in are Best Buddies, Yearbook club, All Systems Go Av internship, student ambassador, and Founder and President of Birds Eye View, a student-run media club. I was also involved in additional coursework for early college credits. I have received credits through Lasalle’s LEAP program and through Bucks County Community College. I love giving back to the community and making an impact in school, just like how my dad gives back to the union.

I will be attending Penn State University Park this summer prior to fall admission. I will be majoring in journalism with a focus study in sports broadcasting. I will take big steps in college to reach my future career goal of being a NFL sideline reporter. I would like to thank OPCMIA for awarding me the Patrick D. Finley Scholarship. I am very grateful for this award and will be using it to further my education. The OPCMIA has provided my dad and now me a great opportunity to take a lead in new opportunities.