Deneen applied for this scholarship through her grandmother, Jane Heckman, retired postmaster from the U.S. Postal Service. The award will be presented to her at the Pennsylvania state convention June 23 at the Ramada Conference Center in State College.
She is the granddaughter of Jane and Dave Heckman and Brenda and Doug Gordon. Great-grandparents are Ruth Lynch and Lena Bergstresser. She is a 2012 graduate of McConnellsburg High School and was also class salutatorian.