Aidan Paul awarded John Ryan Scholarship by Medina Sandstone Society

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 21 June 2023 at 6:00 am

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MEDINA – Robby Klino, a member of the Medina Sandstone Society board of directors, on Tuesday presents a $1,000 scholarship check to Aidan Paul, a soon-to-graduate senior at Medina.

Klino is a member of the scholarship committee. Paul wrote an essay and prepared a PowerPoint presentation on the topic, “What is Medina Sandstone?”

Paul will be attending Niagara County Community College to play baseball. He will major in business.

He said researching Medina Sandstone made him feel even more pride being from Medina. The sandstone is used in many remarkable buildings, near and far.

Klino praised Paul for going “above and beyond” in his scholarship application.

The scholarship is named in honor of John Ryan who opened the first Medina sandstone commercial quarry in 1837.

The Sandstone Society has now awarded eight of the $1,000 scholarships for $8,000 total.