Albion Alumni Foundation awards $130,000 in scholarships
Press Release, Albion Alumni Foundation
ALBION – Each year during the Albion High School Class Night ceremony, the Alumni Foundation presents scholarships to graduating seniors who meet specific scholarship criteria. These awards provide financial assistance to help seniors continue to pursue their educational goals.
This year the Foundation awarded approximately $130,000 in scholarships to Albion High School Class of 2022 graduates.
The Foundations’ scholarship committee had the task of choosing recipients of 48 academic, vocational, service, leadership, arts and athletics scholarships. They poured over numerous applications and chose students that best fit the scholarship qualifications. It wasn’t an easy decision as there were many candidates with strong applications.
Several newly created scholarships were presented this year. The Jonathan Doherty Legacy Award was presented to three students. Each received a $100 scholarship and a plaque that was inscribed: “In memory of Jonathan Doherty, a true Purple Eagle, this scholarship celebrates Jonathan’s spirit of caring, skills at making the most of opportunities available to him, and using his strengths to help build a better Albion Community.” This scholarship was created by the Foundation in memory of Jonathan who passed away in May, 2022. He was an active member and supporter of the Alumni Foundation and was often seen volunteering at various Alumni events including homecoming, the annual Christmas Concert and Class Night. These three award recipients embody Jonathan’s enduring community spirit and care for others.
The new Hoag Skilled Trades Scholarship, as well as the Gil and Christine Pritchard Vocational Scholarship, are two important recent award additions that assist students as they continue to advance their education in vocational and skilled trades fields.
The main focus of the Alumni Foundation is a Scholarship Program that continues to grow and benefit more students each and every year. Scholarship funding is made possible through memberships and gifts from AHS Alumni and community members, as well as individuals and organizations that contact the Foundation to establish a scholarship. The Foundation manages the funds and awards the scholarships annually during the Class Night event.
The Foundation is grateful to the generous donors that work with us to create and sustain these scholarships. Our donors are making a difference for a lifetime for Albion graduates by affording them opportunities to continue their education and pursue their dreams.
To learn more about how you can create a scholarship, contact Steve Hicks at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in donating to any of the Foundation’s scholarships you can go to www.albionalumni.org or write: Albion High School Alumni Foundation, P.O. Box 345, Albion, N.Y. 14411.
Congratulations to all 2022 scholarship recipients!
- ALBION HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS – Reuben Rivers & Carson Bader
- PAUL R. HAINES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – Emily Harling
- SAINT-GOBAIN ADFORS TECHNICAL FABRICS SCHOLARSHIP – Kyle Kuehne
- ELIZABETH BALCOM SMITH SCHOLARSHIP – Emily Harling
- GOLDEN PERFORMANCE AWARD – Rowan Ford
- JIM AND SUSIE FRASER HEALTH CAREERS SCHOLARSHIP – Makiya Jones
- DR. LEE N. MINIER SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP – Kenzi Hapeman
- ALBION ALUMNI FOUNDATION PERFORMING ARTS SCHOLARSHIP – Leah Kania
- COACH RICHARD DIMINUCO SCHOLARSHIP FOR ATHLETIC EXCELLENCE – Jahmeek Riley
- HARRY W. SALCHAK SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP – Sydney Mulka
- A.B. “DICK” EDDY “SERVICE ABOVE SELF” SCHOLARSHIP – Leah Kania
- THE NANCY ELAINE LaGAMBA SCHOLARSHIP – Reuben Rivers
- THE DR. PAUL MAHANY FAMILY SCHOLARSHIPS – Charley London, Nicolina Creasey, Olivia Bieber, Emily Graham
- THE HOAG ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIPS – Belen Rosario-Soto, James Beach, Kyle Kuehne
- PANEK FAMILY FARM AGRICULTURE SCHOLARSHIP – Lilian Mathes
- THE HORTON SCHOLARSHIP – Nicolina Creasey
- THE WAYNE A. BURLISON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – Leah Kania and James Beach
- GLASSNER FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP – Jahmeek Riley
- JOHN PANEK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP- Alyson Knaak
- RONALD L. SODOMA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – Aurora Serafin
- MASONIC RENOVATION LODGE #97 SCHOLARSHIP – Belen Rosario Soto
- EDWARD B. ARCHBALD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – James Beach
- DR DAVID & ANITA LONG AGRICULTURAL SCHOLARSHIP – Leah Pritchard
- D’ANDREA FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP – Carson Bader
- BRANDON BRUSKI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – Nicolina Creasey
- THE RALPH AND PEARL POELMA GOOD NEIGHBOR/COMMUNITY SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP – Carson Bader and Kate Beach
- THE JAKE AND ANNA VREEBURG SCHOLARSHIPS – Kate Beach, Sawyer Braley
- THE INGE HUME ELEMENTARY EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP – Kate Beach
- THE ROBERT P. VAN DEUSEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – Jeff Brown
- THE MOORE FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP FUND – Elisa Bropst
- THE SHERMAN AWARDS – Leah Kania, Leah Pritchard
- THE BENJAMIN DENNIS KIRBY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – Jeff Brown, James Beach & Rowan Ford
- THE SCOTT WHITTIER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS – Kenzi Hapeman, Jahmeek Riley
- BABBITT FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP – Charley London
- THE MATTHEW K. GARDNER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – Kenzi Hapeman
- SCOTT H WARD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – Leah Kania
- CRAIG ANDERSON SCHOLARSHIP – Sydney Mulka
- THE BRENNAN MICHAEL CARLYLE MOODY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – Jeffrey Brown and Rowan Ford
- THE JARED M. FEARBY SCHOLARSHIP – Sawyer Braley
- EDWARD FANCHER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – James Beach
- GIL AND CHRISTINE PRITCHARD VOCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP – Lilian Mathes
- LAMONT FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP – Alicia Allen
- KELLY SIDARI RICKER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – Emily Harling
- GWENYTH HUGHSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – Carson Bader
- NICHOLAS KOVALESKI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – Leah Pritchard
- WILLIAM J COXETER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – Sydney Mulka
- HOAG SKILLED TRADES SCHOLARSHIP – Sawyer Braley and Jovany Trejo
- JONATHAN DOHERTY LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP – Ann Faery, Ethan Ferchen, Samantha Johnson