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Violet Baumgardner Scholarship
Violet Baumgardner was an active member of PSAHPER for 40 years, from 1934 to 1974. The last 25 of which she served as Treasurer (1949-1974) of PSAHPER. This was in the era when all the books were kept the old fashion way, in ledgers. Her records were legendary in their accuracy.
Violet was a public school teacher for Health and Physical Education in the Harrisburg School District. She was a PSAHPER Professional Honor Award Recipient in 1951. In 1965, she was the first person to receive a PSAHPER Professional Service Award. This special Award has only been awarded to about six people in PSAHPERD’s history.
At her last Convention in December 1974, she was once again given special recognition. Violet died in the Summer of 1975.