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Herkimer Region College & Career Scholarship Foundation
presents awards to local students for 25th year

June 10, 2016



Scholarship winners
The Herkimer Region College & Career Scholarship Foundation’s 25th annual awards ceremony took place on June 1 at Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES. Scholarships were presented to local high school students and Herkimer BOCES adult practical nursing program students. Alternates for the scholarships also were recognized. Winners and alternates who attended are pictured here, from left to right, front row: Elysia LaPlante, of Herkimer; Abigail Jouben, of Central Valley; Erin McElwain, of Mount Markham; Janelle Salm, of West Canada Valley, and Rebecca Baker, of Poland. Back row: Chris Molloy, of Central Valley; Nancy Cannell, of Gloversville; Emily Ingalls, of Mount Markham; Naiya Patel, of Herkimer; Molly Miller, of Dolgeville, Elizabeth Valenta, of Owen D. Young; Danielle Beach, of Herkimer, and Melanie Campione, of Little Falls. Absent from photo: Elizabeth Jones, of Mount Markham; Danielle Gleba, of Cassville, and Amber Mead, of Utica.



HERKIMER – The Herkimer Region College & Career Scholarship Foundation’s 25th annual awards ceremony on June 1 provided more than $8,800 in scholarships to local students.

Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES District Superintendent Mark Vivacqua, who is on the foundation’s Board of Trustees along with other educators and local business leaders, reflected during the ceremony on the foundation’s history of helping students through donations by community members.

“It’s kind of incredible in this small region that we’ve been able to amass considerable funds to give out such significant scholarships each year,” Vivacqua said.

The 25th annual awards ceremony took place at Herkimer BOCES, with a dinner for award winners and their families prior to the awards being given out. Herkimer Region College & Career Scholarship Foundation Board of Trustees President Sharon Baisley welcomed guests and later announced the winners.

The following students won the foundation’s general scholarships:
  • Danielle Beach, of Herkimer;
     
  • Melanie Campione, of Little Falls;
     
  • Emily Ingalls, of Mount Markham;
     
  • Elizabeth Jones, of Mount Markham;
     
  • Abigail Jouben, of Central Valley;
     
  • Erin McElwain, of Mount Markham;
     
  • Chris Molloy, of Central Valley;
     
  • Naiya Patel, of Herkimer;
     
  • Janelle Salm, of West Canada Valley, and
     
  • Elizabeth Valenta, of Owen D. Young.
Elysia LaPlante, of Herkimer, and Rebecca Baker, of Poland, were named as alternates to receive scholarships.

The general scholarship winners receive $650 for the first year and another $650 for a second year of college if they maintain a grade-point average of at least 3.0 and provide a copy of their freshman year transcript and enrollment verification for their sophomore year. The scholarships are open to students who are majoring in vocational education in their high schools or at Herkimer BOCES and plan to go to college next school year.

During the ceremony, Board of Trustees member Kim Fragetta, who also is the Herkimer BOCES child and family services instructor, explained the detailed application process, which includes making sure the judges are reading applications with the names whited out to make sure the selection process is as fair as possible.

Fragetta said this year’s winners had strong career and technical education experience and showed that they have large aspirations.

“This particular group of students was really impressive,” she said.

There also are special incentive awards available each year for students pursuing careers in certain areas that awards were established for through donations.

The following students won special incentive awards of $100 each this year:
  • Jouben won the William E. Whitehill Jr. Scholarship, which goes to a student in the Herkimer BOCES Career Tech Center who demonstrated the most improvement while in the program.
     
  • Molloy won the David Congdon Jr. Memorial Scholarship, which goes to a student who completes the building construction program at Herkimer BOCES.
     
  • LaPlante won the Robert A. Moore Memorial Scholarship, which goes to a student who has completed the Herkimer BOCES visual communications media arts program and plans to further training in the field of radio and television broadcasting, and the Grayce Dady Scholarship, which goes to a deserving student enrolled in a career and technical education program selected by the Herkimer BOCES CTE principal.
Additionally, $650 scholarships were awarded to two adult licensed practical nursing program students: Nancy Cannell, of Gloversville, and Danielle Gleba, of Cassville. Amber Mead, of Utica, was named as the alternate for the nursing scholarships. Also, Molly Miller, of Dolgeville, received the $650 special nursing scholarship.

The foundation’s largest fundraiser each year is the Herkimer Region College & Career Scholarship Foundation Golf Tournament, which takes place this year on Aug. 1 at the Cedar Lake Golf Club. For information on how to participate and/or donate, call 315-867-2023.




 
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