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Albion Alumni Foundation gives out $40K in scholarships, including four new awards

Staff Reports Posted 25 June 2015 at 12:00 am

ALBION – Albion High School Alumni Foundation takes great pride in making a difference for a lifetime for the Albion Central School District community – alumni, students, teachers and friends.

Its claim to fame, so to speak, is the scholarship program. Each year at the Class Night celebration, the Foundation presents scholarships to graduating seniors who meet the criteria of each specific scholarship. This year, the Foundation awarded 20 scholarships to 28 students totaling: $39,650.

These awards provide financial assistance so that Albion’s bright young scholars may continue their educational goals and be successful in their future endeavors.

The funding for the scholarships are made possible through memberships and gifts from AHS Alumni, as well as individuals or organizations that contact the Foundation to establish a scholarship. The Foundation manages the funds and awards the scholarships annually during the Class Night event, along with other scholarships that are awarded that evening.

Four new scholarships were added in 2015: The Rex & Marilyn Horton Scholarship, The Wayne A. Burlison Memorial Scholarship, The Glassner Family Scholarship and The John Panek Memorial Scholarship.

The Foundation is already working on at least three more for the 2016 awards: the Ronald Sodoma Scholarship, the Masons Scholarship, and the Archibald Scholarship.

Here are the results of the 2015 scholarships managed and awarded by the Albion HS Alumni Foundation.

Albion High School Alumni Foundation Scholarships ($1,500): This year’s recipients are Dominic DiCureia, Brittany Francis, Kellie O’Hearn, Morgan Seielstad.

Paul R. Haines Memorial Scholarship ($1,500): This year’s recipient is Morgan Ferris.

Smith Foundation Challenge ($1,000): These scholarships are awarded annually by the Foundation to students entering the second year of college. This year’s recipients are Kali Benjovsky and Lydia Erakare.

Saint-Gobain Technical Fabrics Scholarship ($1,000): This year’s recipient is Madyson Coville.

Elizabeth Balcom Smith Scholarship ($500): This year’s recipient is Gabriell Struble.

Golden Performance Award ($500): This year’s recipient is Elijah Martin.

Jim and Susie Fraser Health Careers Scholarship ($500): This year’s recipient is Olivia Neidert.

Dr. Lee Minier Science Scholarship ($500): This year’s recipient is Jacob Squicciarini.

Albion Alumni Foundation Performing Arts Scholarship ($1,000): This year’s recipient is Charlyne Olick.

Coach Richard Diminuco Scholarship for Athletic Excellence ($1,500): This year’s recipient is Clayton Stanton.

Harry W. Salchak Science Scholarship ($2,500): This year’s recipient is Jacob Squicciarini.

A.B. “Dick” Eddy “Service Above Self” Scholarship ($1,250): This year’s recipient is Adryan Cheeseboro.

The Nancy Elaine LaGamba Scholarship ($1,000): This year’s recipient is Savannah Allen.

The Dr. Paul Mahany Family Scholarships ($1,250): This year’s recipients are Nita Bela, Mallory Broda, Amanda Covis, Jordan Deskins, and Sara Maxon.

Panek Family Farm Acriculture Scholarship ($1,000): This year’s recipient is Riley Kelly.

Hoag Scholarship ($10,000): This year’s recipient is Kyler McQuillan.

Panek Family Farm Agriculture Scholarship ($1,000): This year’s recipient is Jayne Bannister.

The Rex & Marilyn Horton Scholarship ($500): This year’s recipient is Jayne Bannister.

The Wayne A. Burlison Memorial Scholarship ($500): This year’s recipient is Nicholas Ettinger.

The Glassner Family Scholarship ($1400): This year’s recipient is Drake Arnold.

The John Panek Memorial Scholarship ($1,000): This year’s recipient is Sara Millspaugh.

For more information on the Alumni Foundation, click here.