Richland High School graduate Bryana Appley was selected to receive $20,000 in scholarships from the Taco Bell Foundation.
Appley, a singer/songwriter, is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in sports, arts and entertainment management from Point Park University in Downtown Pittsburgh.
She has completed more than five career-related experiences - including for Women Who Rock Pittsburgh, Stage AE and Heinz Field - during her time at Point Park University.
Additionally, she is a member of the Sports, Arts and Entertainment Management Club and a campus tour guide at Point Park.
Appley is the daughter of Lisa and Kevin Appley of Frankstown Road in Richland Township.
"I hope I will someday find myself in a position to inspire others to be happy with who they are and follow their dreams. Point Park has definitely inspired this for me," Appley said.
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Attached is a portrait of Appley in Downtown Pittsburgh by Point Park cinema production student Lauren Killian.
About Point Park University:
Point Park University, immersed in the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh, focuses on student success through innovative experiential learning opportunities. Point Park enrolls more than 4,000 students in over 100 undergraduate, master's and doctoral programs offered through its Conservatory of Performing Arts, Rowland School of Business, and schools of Arts and Sciences, Communication, and Education. The University's alumni and students represent all 50 states and 34 countries around the world. Visit PointPark.edu to learn more.