Sandstone Society awards scholarship to Medina grad

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 18 August 2020 at 8:50 am

Photos courtesy of Rob Klino: Rob Klino, a member of the Medina Sandstone Society, presents the annual John Ryan Scholarship to Nathan Sherman of Medina.

MEDINA – Medina High School graduate Nathan Sherman of Medina is the 2020 recipient of the fifth annual John Ryan Scholarship.

The scholarship is a $1,000 award presented annually by the Medina Sandstone Society in conjunction with the Medina High School History Department.

Nathan won the scholarship for preparing a power point presentation and filming a video on the topic “How My Life has Been Impacted by Covid-19.”

A son of Jon and Marguerite Sherman, Nathan plans to attend Canisius College in the fall to pursue a degree in biochemistry, while playing baseball for the Golden Griffins.

The scholarship is named after John Ryan, a Shelby resident who started the first sandstone quarry in Orleans County. Ryan Road, west of South Gravel Road in Shelby, is named for John Ryan.

Members of the Sandstone Society posed with the family of Nathan Sherman after presenting him with the 2020 John Ryan Scholarship. Seated from left are Barbara Waters and Jim Hancock. Standing are Peggy Schreck, Dave Miller Rob Klino, Marguerite and Jon Sherman (with son Nathan standing in front of them) Mary Zangerle, Todd Bensley and Gabrielle Barone.

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