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GFHS Class of 2014 Top Students and Award-Winners

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Valedictorian: Hannah Morrissey

Hannah Morrissey is this year’s Valedictorian. She is the daughter of Jane and Michael Morrissey of Queensbury. Throughout high school she has been on the Varsity Swim Team and the Varsity Nordic Ski Team. She was Captain of both teams in her senior season and also in her junior season for Skiing. She was a sectional competitor for both sports and additionally was a state qualifier and represented Section 2 at the NYS Skiing Championships in 2014. This year, she was named the Chronicle’s Student Athlete of the Week. She is a first stand viola player in the High School Orchestra and Strolling Strings programs. She has played for many NYSSMA solo and ensemble performances and at several All-County performances. She was elected president of National Honor Society for the 2013-2014 school year as well as president of the Student Leader Athlete Mentor program for which she was elected vice president for the 2012-2013 school year. Hannah was elected secretary of Student Council for the current school year. She has worked for three years at Canoe Island Lodge in Bolton Landing and for one year at Nina’s Sweet Shoppe in Lake George village. Hannah will be attending Middlebury College next fall and hopes to major in something within the international relations field.

Salutatorian: Emma Conrick

Emma Conrick is this year’s Salutatorian. She is the daughter of Krista and Matthew Conrick. Throughout her high school career, she has participated in many activities. She is a member of the National Honor Society, has been a high scorer for the Glens Falls High School Math Team for two years, and is a member of the Girl’s Day/Girl’s Night Out Committee. She has been a diver on the Girls Varsity Swimming and Diving Team for three years and has participated in various other clubs and activities. Emma is the first chair cellist for the High School Orchestra and Strolling Strings, performing gigs throughout the year. She has attended All-County Orchestra six times and has performed as a cellist in High School Chorus concerts as well as the 2013 “The Sound of Music” high school production. She also was part of the school’s musical “Rags” in 2011. In addition, Emma is very involved in her church youth group and plays the cello in the student band. In school, her favorite subject is every subject, with a particular interest in art. She is an AP Scholar and received the R.I.T. Innovation and Creativity award in her junior year. Emma plans on attending Rochester Institute of Technology, with a possible enrollment at SUNY Adirondack first, and will study packaging science as her major. She would like to thank all of the people who made her success possible, including her teachers, her coach, her friends, her youth leaders, and especially her family for pushing her and making her who she is today.

Caleb Vaughan is the son of Cindy and Matthew Vaughan of Queensbury. He played on the Varsity Golf Team for three years and has been a member of the National Honor Society since junior year. Caleb was the former treasurer and is the current secretary for the Student, Leadership, Athletics and Mentoring Club (SLAM). In addition to being a cadet with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, he is also a member of the Warren County Youth Court and has participated with the Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids’ Sake for over four years. In 2012, Caleb attended the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar and in the summer of 2013 he attended the American Legion Boys State. He is the recipient of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Leadership Award from West Point and the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award. Caleb has also worked at the Glens Falls Country Club for four years. He will be attending Siena College with a major in accounting, eventually hoping to attain his masters in pursuit of a career with the New York State Police or Federal Bureau of Investigation. Caleb would like to thank his mom for instilling him with a good work ethic and her endless support, along with his family and friends.

Ethan Cronquist is the son of Andrew and Kim Cronquist of Glens Falls. During his dynamic four years of high school he has been an active member of the National Honor Society for two years and a participant on the Glens Falls Math Team. In addition to his life at school, Ethan is employed as a waiter at the Glen at Highland Meadows of Queensbury and has worked there for two years. He is an amateur photographer and has received awards for his work, including one through the Lake George Arts Project. He has also been awarded the RIT Computing Medal Award and the Xerox Award for Information and Technology for his high school work with computers. In addition, Ethan volunteers extensively with the local congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. In so doing, he enjoys missionary and bible education work, participation in volunteer construction and disaster relief projects, enrollment in public speaking courses, and assisting the elderly and sick. He plans on pursuing this full-time after he graduates, possibly doing so in a foreign country. Ethan will be studying computer networking at SUNY Adirondack after a year of missionary work.

Dennis Dempsey (IV) is the son of Dennis Dempsey (III), a biology, earth science and science research teacher at Glens Falls High School and CheriLyn Dempsey, a seventh grade life science teacher at Oliver W. Winch Middle School in South Glens Falls. He has been on many Outing Club trips from freshman to junior year, namely going on the caving trip three years in a row as well as an overnight camping trip to Vermont. He has participated in National Honor Society. He has been a teacher’s assistant to the SUNY Adirondack Summer Enrichment Program for two years as well as being a part of the Rocksport Climbing team during his junior year. He is a heavy list fighter in the Society of Creative Anachronism (SCA) for the Shire for Glenn Linn. He has participated in Quiz Team and Envirothon. He has also been a team member for an Odyssey of the Mind team for five years. He received the George Eastman Young Leaders Award from University of Rochester junior year. He will be attending SUNY Adirondack in the fall, majoring in physics.

Ethan Katz is the son of Gabrielle and Jody Katz of Glens Falls. He has been the top skier on the Nordic Ski Team for three years, and has been the Captain for both his junior and senior years. Ethan also skis for H.U.R.T. Nordic, a successful local club team that recently won their fifth consecutive NYSSRA Championship. He was featured as a scholar athlete on WCKM, has played Junior Varsity and Varsity Soccer, and volunteered at the Glens Falls Soccer Camp and the New York State Autism Awareness soccer camp. Ethan has been a member of the High School Math Team for three years, and was this year’s top scorer on the team. In addition he is an active member of National Honor Society and Key Club and enjoys volunteering for various events. Ethan is an avid artist who has had art pieces accepted into the Hyde Student Show and Talented Unlimited. He is a percussionist in the Symphonic Band and the Jazz Band, was selected for the All-County, Area All-State, and participates in the NYSSMA Solo Festival every year. Ethan plans on majoring in mechanical engineering with a minor in business at Clarkson University.

Allison Stanley is the daughter of Patty and Rick Stanley of Glens Falls. Throughout high school she has participated in Field Hockey and Lacrosse and has danced at The Bolton Dance Academy. In Field Hockey she received the honorable mention award and was also named a second team all-star. She has been a member of National Honor Society since her junior year, and this year was elected secretary. She is also the treasurer of Hi-Y. In addition, Allison was the editor of the 2013-2014 Yearbook. She has worked at Regal Cinemas for two years, and for the 2013 summer also worked as a hostess at the Boathouse Restaurant. She is still waiting to hear back from several schools and although she has interest in studying something business related, she will attend Syracuse University next year with an undecided major.

Tanner Sax is the son of Steve Sax and Lisa Sax Mahoney, both of Queensbury. He was a Captain of both the Varsity Basketball and Soccer Teams his senior year, along with being the place kicker for the Varsity Football Team. He played Lacrosse his freshman and sophomore year, and was the JV Captain. This year, he was named the Chronicle’s Student Athlete of the Week during the fall season and won the Section 2 Scholar Athlete Award for basketball. He was voted Most Athletic by his peers as a yearbook superlative. Tanner has been involved in a program called Sports Are For Everyone that gives children with autism the opportunity to compete in sports such as soccer and basketball. He has participated in community service through the various clubs he is involved in. He also helped paint fences and buildings when he traveled to Costa Rica with his Spanish class. Tanner is a member of the Glens Falls High School Math Team, National Honor Society, AFS, and SLAM. During the summer, he is employed at Pilot Knob Marina on Lake George as a dockhand. Tanner will attend Clarkson University and plans on majoring in business.

Ashleigh Ellis is the daughter of Andrew and Linda Ellis, both of Glens Falls. Ashleigh is a member of National Honor Society and in the past she has been a member of the Math Team and Book Club. Ashleigh enjoys spending her time volunteering through St. Mary’s Church and Veterans of Foreign Wars post 2475. She also teaches a Pre-k through first grade church school class on Wednesdays. Ashleigh’s poetry piece “I am…” will be published in this year’s WSWHE Boces’ Talent Unlimited Magazine. Next year she plans to attend a pre-medical program at St. Lawrence University and hopes to become a health care provider one day.

Emily Parent is the daughter of Bill and Frances Parent of Queensbury. Over the course of her high school career, Emily swam on the Varsity Swim Team, skied on the Alpine Ski Racing Team, and ran distance on the Track Team. She has been Captain of the Ski Team since her sophomore year and this year was Captain of the Swim Team as well. This year, Emily was the Chronicle’s Student Athlete of the Week.” Emily is the president of Glens Falls High School Key Club and the vice-president of National Honor Society and the Student Leader Athlete Mentor (SLAM) club. She plays alto saxophone and is first chair in the Symphonic and Jazz Bands, and has been selected to play in various All-County bands. In her free time, Emily enjoys photography and her photographs have been accepted into the Hyde Collection Juried Show as well as published in the Talent Unlimited Literary Magazine and displayed at a local pizza shop. She also works as a lifeguard and swim instructor in the summer, and at her family’s gift shop. Emily will attend St. Lawrence University and is undecided about her major.

Glens Falls High School 2014 Student Awards:

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High School seniors accepting the President's Education Award on Thursday, June 5, 2014.

President’s Education Award: Amanda Beswick, Annie Botch, Gerald Casertino, Cassidy Clapper, Emma Conrick, Patricia Corey, Andrew Corlew, Ethan Cronquist, Dennis Dempsey, Amanda Derrick, Kirsa Drobnicki, Noah Duell, Brian Dwyre, Ashleigh Ellis, Krystyna Farrell, Aaron Flores, Skylar Girard, Monica Harvey, Joseph Hill, Cortney Hoerter, Megan Kanofsky, Ethan Katz, Bianca Lewis, Lacie Morgan, Hannah Morrissey, Emily Parent, William Randall, Erin Ryan, Tanner Sax, Lauren Stamatel, Allison Stanley, Meagen Stone, Caleb Vaughan.
This award is to honor students who have obtained high academic achievement through strong work ethic and dedication to learning.

Foreign Exchange Student: Resa Yoshimochi

Adirondack School Counselors Association Scholarship: Cam Guglielmo
Each year the Adirondack School Counselor Association (ASCA) awards scholarships to deserving students from area schools that plan to attend SUNY Adirondack. Scholarships are awarded on a lottery basis to school counselors who are members of ASCA and they determine who will receive one of the awards.

Behan Communications Inc. Scholarship: Tom Jenkins, Allison Stanley
These scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors with an excellent academic record who will attend college to pursue a degree in communications, public relations or journalism and who during high school have worked, volunteered or interned in a business, government agency or non-profit organization.

Davidson Brothers Business Scholarship: Tim Platt, Lauren Stamatel
These scholarships are to be awarded to students who will be furthering their education in the field of business. The recipients of these scholarships will have taken one, or preferably more, business courses in high school, and have expressed a desire to learn more about owning and operating a business. The recipients also understand the hard work and passion needed to be successful in business.

Joseph H. Nudi, Sr. Entrepreneur Scholarship: Cam Guglielmo
This scholarship is to be awarded to a student who has shown a desire to become an entrepreneur, and will be attending SUNY Adirondack to further their business education. This student must show enthusiasm, ambition, personal motivation, and a willingness to learn. They also have shown a desire to become part of the local business community.

Borgos & Del Signore, PC Scholarship: Caleb Vaughan
This scholarship is for students with a demonstrated interest and aptitude for a career in business, law, or law enforcement fields.

The Moore Family Business Scholarship: Ariel Cruz
This scholarship is to be awarded to a senior who has taken one or more business courses. This scholarship will be given to a graduating senior who shows good citizenship, is hard working, and has shown perseverance. This money will be used to help pay for college.

O'Brien Insurance Business Scholarship: Abi Casey
This scholarship is for a student who has shown an interest in entrepreneurship and business ownership. This student must be hard working and show a willingness to collaborate with others.

Hall Family Entrepreneur Scholarship: Tristan McGuirk
This scholarship is to be awarded to a senior who has taken one or more business courses, and has overcome personal challenges. He/She should show a spirit of cooperation and entrepreneurial thinking. This award is need based, and is to be used to help this individual attend college.

Trombley Family Business Award: Jerry Casertino, Ethan Cronquist
Established to honor Paul Trombley for 25+ years of teaching Business Education in the Glens Falls City School District. These awards are for students who have taken at least one, or preferably more, business courses. The selection for this award will be made by the Trombley family.

Walter H. and Walter T. Robinson Memorial Scholarship: Ryan Keech

PTA and PTSA Awards
High School: Phil Monrian, Matt Wyman
Middle School: Michael Hasty, Alee Hayes
Big Cross Street School: Amanda Beswick, Noah Duell, Brian Dwyre, Jerry Casertino, Ashleigh Ellis, Theresa Hack, Cortney Hoerter, Megan Kanofsky, Lacie Morgan, Travis Scarincio, Meagen Stone, Demi Vanderheyden
Kensington Road School: Alison Battease, Annie Botch, Monica Harvey, Emily Parent, Tanner Sax, Lauren Stamatel, Allison Stanley
Jackson Heights School: Amanda Derrick, Ryan Keech
Sanford Street School: David Mauro, Leila Witherbee
Abraham Wing School: Kaitlyn Burch

N. Harwood Beaty Jr. and Nancy S. Beaty Memorial Award: Alison Battease
This award is to be given to a boy or girl who will be attending a four year college or university. The student must be involved in music and/or sports but not necessarily pursuing those as a major in college. He or she must be at least a “B” student academically, but most importantly show strong moral character, kindness toward others, and an ability to laugh at themselves and stay positive in any given situation.

Varsity Swim Team Award: Emma Conrick, Tylor Duguay

Spirit of ’76 Scholarship (Sponsored by the Class of 1976): Thomas Jenkins
To a student who has set an extraordinary and visible example for other students to follow. This person has demonstrated the ability to positively influence others through his/her actions and behavior. This can be through excellence in academics, music, the arts, athletics, student government, other community leadership, and/or extraordinary enthusiasm. This persons stands out as a visible example for a broad spectrum of students, not just those in his/her established niche (academics, music, arts, athletics, etc.). This person has preferably served his/her school and/or community in a leadership role via student government, athletics, the arts or other.

John A. and Mary Lou Noone Scholarship: Megan Kanofsky
John and Mary Lou both served in the Glens Falls school system for many years. Mary Lou Noone taught First Grade at Broad Street School from 1954 to 1958, and then reading for children with learning disabilities at the Education Services Center and Big Cross School from 1971 to 1991. John Noone began teaching in Glens Falls in 1956 at Big Cross School, and eventually moved on to the Jr. High School and Middle School to serve as a Guidance Counselor from 1963 until his retirement in 1988. Recipients of the award are selected by the Local Scholarship Committee based on the principles of education embraced by Mr. and Mrs. Noone: scholarship, service to the community, and commitment to the youth of Glens Falls. The recipient is planning to pursue a career in education.

Scott Wilson Memorial Scholarship: Katlyn Davis
This scholarship is given in honor of Scott Wilson, a former member of the Class of 2004. The award will go to a senior planning to pursue a career in an art-related program, particularly Graphic Art or Design.

Alumni Scholarships: Tristina Bapp, Drew Caprood, Andre Chevalier, Zoe Doolittle, Colin Duell, Tylor Duguay, Ashleigh Ellis, Derrik Guilder, Ethan Katz, Michael Smith
Alumni Scholarships are grants from the income on funds left to the Glens Falls High School by various graduating classes over the years. The scholarships are based on character, citizenship and academic record. The awards are made by the Faculty Committee on Scholarships.

Alumni Association Prize for Mathematics: Emma Conrick

Alumni Association Prize for Chemistry: Krystyna Farrell

Alexander S. Gillan Memorial Scholarship: Ethan Katz
This scholarship was established in memory of Mr. Gillan, who was a dedicated educator in the Glens Falls public school system for many years. This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who represents academic excellence in the areas of math or science. Candidates for this scholarship are active in the extracurricular program of the school, show leadership qualities and show potential for success in a two or four year degree-granting program. sample photo

Clifford K. Bosworth Memorial Scholarship: Dennis Dempsey

Maurice and Grace Simmonds Memorial Science Award: Caleb Vaughan

Class of 2014—Senior Class Award: Dion Clogston, Cortney Hoerter

Graham Easson Scholarship: Shaelee Benson
Established in memory of Graham R. Easson, who was principal of Glens Falls High School from 1967-1980. This scholarship is awarded to a member of the graduating class who exemplifies the qualities of character, scholarship, and citizenship.

Francis Plumeau Memorial Scholarship: Stephanie Eddy
This scholarship is established in Frank Plumeau’s memory. In his twenty-two years with the Glens Falls Schools, he served as Director of Compensatory Programs and as a school psychologist. Nominees exhibit excellent citizenship and scholastic achievement and are interested in pursuing a degree in the Humanities (art, literature, music, psychology, social services). Nominees must have been accepted at a two or four year school.

Julia Corbett Herlihy Prize: Caleb Vaughan
This annual award is given to an outstanding member of the graduating class who has best exemplified the meaning of good citizenship. The fund was established by Mrs. Herlihy’s three sons (Hon. J. Clarence, J. Leo, and Edward J. Herlihy) to honor her pioneer work in the Americanization of Immigrants during the 20 year period following the end of World War 1.

Warren E. Delong Memorial Scholarship: Taylor Jacobsen
This award goes to a senior varsity athlete with a good academic report. This scholarship is not based on need and selection is made by the High School Committee on Scholarships.

Richard I. Homan Award: Brett Harrington
This award was established in memory of Richard I. Homan, a graduate of Glens Falls High School, Class of 1951. It is given to a senior varsity football player planning to enter a two or four year college that, in the opinion of the Scholarship Committee, represents the highest qualities of character and sportsmanship.

Robert F. Cubbins Memorial Scholarship: Ethan Cronquist
This scholarship is given in memory of a most gifted teacher, Robert F. Cubbins, who taught English at Glens Falls High School from 1959 to 1991. It is awarded to an honors student who, in the opinion of the committee on scholarships, has shown enthusiastic interest in the study of literature as well as exemplary talent for writing. These funds are to be used to defray expenses for study at an accredited college or university.

Donna Vogel Memorial Scholarship: Mariah Sweet
This scholarship is in honor of Donna Vogel who taught at Sanford Street School. The recipient must have attended Sanford Street School and be a student who has turned his or her life around and is furthering his or her education.

Stanley E. Rummel Scholarship: Hannah Duell
Established to honor Stan Rummel for 33 years of service to the Glens Falls City School District. The scholarship is given to a senior who exhibits a spirit of cooperation, empathy and altruism, all qualities displayed by Mr. Rummel during his tenure in our district. The award recipient may have overcome personal or educational obstacles in the pursuit of a diploma. He/she has a clear sense of purpose and commitment to attain his/her future goals.

Hilda E. Hayes Hi-Y Award: Annie Botch
This award has been established in memory of Hilda E. Hayes, a faculty member for many years at Glens Falls High School. This award is to be given to the Senior Hi-Y member who, in the opinion of the Committee on Scholarships, represents academic excellence, outstanding character and good citizenship as displayed through genuine participation in the extracurricular program.

Caroline Brown Memorial Scholarship: Emily Parent, Allison Stanley
Established in memory of Caroline M. Brown (Class of 1978) to offer a scholarship to a female graduating student who has participated in varsity athletics and who will be pursuing post-secondary education. Recipients are selected by the Glens Falls High School Scholarship Committee. At the decision of the committee, multiple awards may be made in any year from the income available.

Elizabeth P. Davis Memorial Scholarship: Bianca Lewis
This scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating senior who has demonstrated leadership, sportsmanship, and has been an outstanding school citizen. Candidates for this scholarship show promise of success in a four year, degree-granting program in education. The selection for the award is made annually by the Committee on Scholarships.

Susan H. Seaman Memorial Award: Bianca Goldson, Zackry Infield
This award is given to a senior student nominated by the Middle School who has overcome personal obstacles to graduate.

Dr. James W. Haviland Memorial Scholarship: Kirsa Drobnicki, Hannah Morrissey
This scholarship was established based on the wishes of Dr. James W. Haviland, a prominent physician and salutatorian of the Glens Falls High School Class of 1928. Criteria for the award are at the discretion of the scholarship committee.

N. Harwood Beaty Jr. and Nancy S. Beaty Memorial Award: Brian Hughes
This award is to be given to a boy or girl who will be attending a four year college or university. The student is involved in music and/or sports but not necessarily pursuing those as a major in college. He or she is at least a “B” student academically, but most importantly must show strong moral character, kindness toward others, and an ability to laugh at themselves and stay positive in any given situation.

Dianna Germano Curran Memorial Scholarship: Bianca Goldson
Dianna Germano Curran worked as a teacher’s aide at Sanford Street School from 2006-2010. She is remembered for her kindness, patience, generosity, and positive spirit, as well as her passion for the field of education and working with children. This scholarship is awarded to a senior planning to attend a two or four year college who displays these same qualities. Preference will be given to a student who plans to pursue a career in education and has financial need. Selection is made by the Scholarship Committee.

Class of 2015—Junior Class Award: Jordan Trombley

Glens Falls City School District Foundation Scholarship: Ruby Caprood, Abigail Casey, Lukas Collins, Ariel Cruz, Caroline Forbes, Garret Frandsen, Aaliyah Sampson, Travis Scarincio, Kimberly Sesselman, Clark Wooley
This scholarship is awarded to students who are in good academic standing and act as good school citizens for the purpose of furthering studies in a field of interest developed during their high school careers.

Class of 1953 Scholarship: Caleb Vaughan
This scholarship is given to a graduating senior pursuing higher education. The award is based on outstanding leadership, character, need and scholastic achievement. The school committee on scholarships makes the selection for this.

Harry and Myrtle Gardner Medical Scholarship: Monica Harvey
This scholarship is for a worthy graduating student who is going on to college to study a medical field.

Harry and Myrtle Gardner Scholarship: Cortney Hoerter
This scholarship is for a worthy graduating student who is going to college. (Any field of study)

Harvey R. Dearstyne III Memorial Scholarship: Adair Purner
This scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating senior who has demonstrated leadership, interest in athletics and has been an outstanding school citizen. Candidates for this scholarship show promise of success in a four year degree-granting program. The selection for the award is made annually by the Committee on Scholarships. The scholarship is derived from the income of funds which have been contributed in memory of Harvey R. Dearstyne III.

James Morrissey Family Scholarship: Patricia Corey
This scholarship is awarded to a senior planning on furthering his/her education after high school. The recipient demonstrates academic accomplishment, scholarship through hard work and motivation.

Hess Scholarship: Meagen Stone
This scholarship is available to a student in the graduating class who plans to attend a degree-granting college. It is derived from the income of a fund given to the school by Mrs. Hess, a former teacher in Glens Falls High School. The recipient of this scholarship has shown that he or she is worthy of help by a spirit of cooperation and by the quality of work done during the four years of the high school course.

Karl R. McBride, Sr. Scholarship: Erin Ryan
This scholarship fund was established in memory of Karl R. McBride, Sr. by the members of his family. The annual income from this fund is used for a scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who shows evidence of future success in college and has need for such a grant. The selection is made by the Committee on Scholarships.

Richard W. Derby Scholarship: Tanner Sax
This scholarship was established in memory of Richard W. Derby, a member of the Class of 1960. It is given to a senior boy planning to enter college who, in the opinion of the Committee on Scholarships, represents the highest qualities of character, scholarship and sportsmanship.

Ruth Cullings Miller Memorial Scholarship: Susan-Mary Bates
To the person who best exemplifies the qualities of scholarship, leadership and above all, compassion and understanding in the signal example of the late Ruth Cullings Miller, Class of 1951.

Fort Edward Historical Association Senior Art Scholarship: Kaitlyn Burch, Tam Doolittle, Kirsa Drobnicki

Glens Falls Teachers’ Association Scholarship: Megan Kanofsky

Glens Falls Kiwanis Club Scholarships: Noah Duell, Emily Parent

Arts in Education Fund Scholarship: Tam Doolittle, Kirsa Drobnicki, Kaitlyn Burch, Emma Conrick, Madeline Cramer, Annie Botch

Glens Falls Police Benevolent Association Scholarship: Gerald Casertino, Caleb Vaughan
This award is for a college bound senior planning to pursue studies in criminal justice or law.

Jeff Aurelia Memorial Scholarship: Jerry Casertino, Kirsa Drobnicki, Krystyna Farrell, Brett Harrington
This scholarship is awarded in memory of Jeff Aurelia, a 1992 graduate of Glens Falls High School, passionate teacher at Queensbury UFSD, and respected football coach. This award seeks to recognize individuals who possess similar interest to those of Jeff’s. Factors for selection include commitment to attend a two or four year college, choice of major, and sports involvement. Substantial weight will also be given to the degree to which the applicant manifests towards his/her endeavors.

Joe Vogel Memorial Scholarship: Joe Hill
Joe Vogel unselfishly shared his passion for sports, most especially that of ice hockey, for more than 25 years with the youth of the Greater Glens Falls area. Always a leader, Joe was instrumental in organizing the area’s first youth hockey club, building the Fire Road rink, and working tirelessly to establish GFHS’s ice hockey program which first took to the ice the season of 1985-86. Most importantly, Joe was recognized for his ability to communicate the skills and knowledge of the game to players of every age and ability and doing so always with kindness, caring, and fairness. He was a player’s coach who respected hard work and perseverance. This memorial scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior hockey player planning to attend a two or four-year college who clearly exhibits those attributes which defined the inner spirit of Joe Vogel, including leadership, perseverance, and sportsmanship and who best demonstrates a work ethic that acknowledges, as did Joe’s, that “the highest reward for a man’s toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it.”

William H. Brown Memorial Scholarship: Ashleigh Ellis
This scholarship is in memory of Mr. Brown who for 32 years was Principal of Glens Falls High School. The scholarship is derived from income from monies contributed in memory of Mr. Brown by graduates of the school. The scholarship is awarded to the member of the graduating class who exemplifies the qualities of character, scholarship and citizenship for which Mr. Brown was noted.

Eva Austin Judkins Scholarship: Annie Botch
The funds for this scholarship are provided annually by the Glens Falls Club of College Women in memory of Mrs. Judkins. Mrs. Judkins was a member of the Board of Education for thirty years, as well as a member of the Club of College Women. The recipient is a senior girl who will be attending a four year college, which has been approved by the American Association of University Women. It is awarded on the basis of character, need and scholastic standing by the Committee on Scholarships.

Charlotte Pruyn Hyde Award: Brian Dwyre
This award is made to a graduating senior for post-secondary school expenses. The recipient of this award is a student who has rendered significant service to his or her school or community.

Philip C. Brown Awards: Emma Conrick, Andrew Corlew
These awards are made to graduating seniors for post-secondary school expenses. The recipients of these awards are students who have rendered significant service to his/her school or community.

Dr. Bruce Michael Kantrowitz Scholarship: Gerald Casertino
This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Bruce Michael Kantrowitz, Class of 1967, and is awarded annually to a graduating senior who has demonstrated academic excellence and is of good moral character, two of the top qualities for which Dr. Kantrowitz was noted. Preference is given to someone planning to pursue a career in English, Journalism, Writing or Communication. This scholarship recipient is determined by the Committee on Scholarships.

Byron J. Jacobson and Anne J. Jacobson Prize: Hannah Morrissey
This prize is awarded each year to the person who ranks first in the graduating class. Funds for this prize are derived from an endowment established by Mr. and Mrs. Jacobson for this purpose.

Crary Fund Foundation Scholarships: Bianca Lewis, Justin Ryan, Demi Vanderheyden
The will of the late Bruce Crary that established the program directs that scholarship recipients be deserving students residing within the five Adirondack counties of Clinton, Franklin, Essex, Hamilton, and Warren.

Shoshannah Wasserman Educational Fund: Dennis Dempsey
This scholarship which was established in memory of Shoshannah Wasserman is given to a graduating senior scheduled and committed to attend Adirondack Community College. This student should demonstrate a creative ability in the arts, sciences or humanities and wish to pursue a program of study leading to an Associate’s Degree in Arts of Sciences (A.A. or A.S.)

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Dr. Mark Stratton, GFHS Principal, announces award-winners during the ceremony in the auditorium on Thursday, June 5, 2014.

Saratoga-Warren County Music Educators Award: Philip Monrian

Norman B. Greene, Jr. Memorial Vocal Award: Colleen Cardone

Sally Quinn Homkey Memorial Scholarship: Skylar Girard

Class of 2016 - Sophomore Class Award: Madison Jackson, Angela Nardin

James Orlow Muse Scholarship: Alison Battease
This scholarship is awarded annually to a graduate who will be continuing formal education. The recipient is someone who has achieved success in competitive athletics through perseverance, dedication and discipline, rather than through exceptional natural ability. The recipient also shows grace in winning and compassion in relationships with others.

Everett M. Shaw Memorial Scholarship: Caleb Vaughan
Established in memory of Everett M. Shaw (Class of 1980), beloved son of Rebecca Shaw, to offer a scholarship to a college bound senior. The recipient has shown consistent academic achievement, extraordinary leadership (in school and community affairs) and left a positive influence on Glens Falls High School in the same tradition as Everett M. Shaw. The scholarship is awarded by the Glens Falls High School Committee on Scholarships.

Putt and Anne H. La May Memorial Scholarship: Jonathan White
Awarded annually to the student-athlete who has made a positive and measurable contribution to Glens Falls High School and has been accepted at college to pursue a career in Physical Education, Health, Recreation and/or a sports related field.

David Gancher Memorial Scholarship: Aaron Flores
The David Gancher Memorial Scholarship is given yearly to a Glens Falls High School graduate. The recipient is hardworking, compassionate, considerate and show promise that with a little encouragement they might be more likely to succeed.

Anthony and Joan Scott Memorial Scholarship: Krystyna Farrell

Christopher J. Steves Memorial Scholarship: Timothy Platt
Established in memory of Christopher J. Steves, this scholarship is to be awarded to a student planning to pursue post-secondary education in the culinary field who has financial need. Selection will be made by the Scholarship Committee.

Ben Osborn Memorial Fund Scholarship: Krystyna Farrell, Caleb Vaughan

Maria Morgan Memorial Scholarship: Bianca Lewis
This scholarship is established in honor of Maria Morgan, a great friend of the Glens Falls School District and its students. The award is given to a student who is passionate and caring, characteristics of Maria.

Class of 2017—Freshman Class Award: Tyler Talmage

Robb Satterfield Memorial Award: Cali Brown
Robert Satterfield was a young man who had a dream of graduating from Glens Falls High School. Despite personal challenges, he persevered and graduated in 2008 This award honors a student who has overcome his/her own personal challenges to graduate from Glens Falls High School; someone who is creative, displays courage, and is compassionate toward others.

William H. Beecher Memorial Award: Kaitlyn Burch
A graduate of Glens Falls High School, Mr. Beecher was always proud to call himself an Indian. While in school, he worked two jobs and somehow found time to play varsity football. After high school, he joined the Navy to pay for college. He was in the first class of men to graduate from Skidmore College and worked for Pfizer pharmaceuticals for over 30 years. Mr. Beecher was always most proud of his heritage in Glens Falls and that he worked for everything he had. This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who has been employed outside of school during the school year with plans to enter college or the military.

Hudson River Community Credit Union Scholarship: Travis Scarincio
“People Helping People” is the philosophy that drives credit unions. This $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a student who is an HRCCU member-in-good-standing, planning to attend an accredited college or university in the Fall of 2014. Applicants are graded on length of membership, GPA, References, ACT or SAT score, Honors/Awards, Activities, Employment, Leadership Roles, Community Activities. Students were asked to write an essay on how they plan to give back to help make lives better within the community they live and/or work.

Glens Falls Support Staff, Local #9-136 Scholarship: Colleen Cardone
The Glens Falls Support Staff Association, Local #9-136, provides a scholarship for a student who has demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming academic adversity. Other selection criteria include strength of character, good academic progress, and a desire to contribute to society. The association awards a scholarship each year to a high school senior with plans to pursue a post-secondary education, technical training program, or formal job training program. The recipient is selected by the Special Education and School Counseling Departments.

The Sandy Hill Foundation Scholarship: Kirsa Drobnicki, Caleb Vaughan
This year the Sandy Hill Foundation will provide 50 individual scholarship grants. The Scholarship Grant distribution covers students from 9 area high schools.

BlueShield Scholars Award: Monica Harvey
This award is presented by BlueShield of Northeastern New York to a graduating senior pursuing higher education in health or life sciences.

Andrew F. Garuccio Scholarship: Justin Ryan, Demi Vanderheyden
This annual award will be presented in memory of Andrew F. Garuccio, a lifelong educator and long-time elementary principal of the Glens Falls City School District. This scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior who exhibits exceptional character, qualities of personal integrity, and good moral and citizenship values. Such qualities include good judgment, trustworthiness, compassion, respect for others, perseverance and self-discipline.

Southern Adirondack Substitute Teacher Alliance (SASTA) Education Scholarship: Bianca Goldson
This award is provided by the substitute teachers’ union to recognize a senior who is entering a two or four year college to major in education with a goal to be a teacher.