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GFHS Class of 2017 Top Students and Award-Winners

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Valedictorian: Lucy Tougas

Lucy Tougas is this year’s Valedictorian. She is the daughter of Richard Tougas and Suzanne Spector-Tougas of Queensbury. Lucy has been very active in her school and community. She played varsity soccer from eighth grade through her junior year. She played four years of varsity basketball. Her basketball honors include Foothills Council, first team all-star and MVP, Section 2 Class B First Team All-Star and MVP, Post Star First Team All-Star, and Times Union Small School Player of the Year. Additionally, she was the girls basketball top scholar athlete for Glens Falls School, the Foothills Council, and all of Section 2. Throughout high school she has been a member of the Key Club, AFS, SLAM and National Honor Society. Some of her volunteer activities include the Super Hoopers basketball program, bell-ringing for the Salvation Army, the Special Olympics, and Kids Night Out. She has received a Post Star Teen Excellence Award and Scholarship, the Smith College Book Award, the Chronicle’s Student-Athlete of the Week Award, and the President’s Award. She has been accepted into the Macaulay Honors Program at Queens College where she will study social sciences and play basketball.

Salutatorian: Andrew Culliton

Andy Culliton is this year’s Salutatorian. He is the son of Timothy and Kelly Culliton of Glens Falls. Outside of his education, Andy has competed in varsity soccer, alpine skiing and track & field teams for his entire high school career, and served as team captain for soccer his senior year. He was also nominated as a Second Team Foothills All-Star for soccer. Andy is the first chair trumpet in both Glens Falls’ Symphonic and Jazz Bands and has been a member of National Honor Society, volunteers through Upstate NY Autism Alliance and plays soccer in the spring for Empire City Soccer Academy. Andy will be attending Clarkson University with plans to study pre-medical science this fall.

Xiao Yan Liu is the daughter of Shi Wang and Yi Dong Liu. She was inducted into NHS her junior year. Xiao is very active both in school and out of school. At home, she is the caretaker of her two younger siblings, and translator for her Chinese speaking parents at doctors’ appointments, meetings, etc. She has been a three season athlete since seventh grade. She served as the captain of the girl’s varsity soccer team in 11th and 12th grade, captain of the jv girls’ basketball team in 10th grade, and is a competitive varsity sprinter and jumper in indoor and outdoor track. She has been in band since fourth grade and has attended NYSSMA and All-County several times playing the flute. She spends her weekend nights at her uncle’s restaurant Chopsticks, where she has worked as a counter girl for six years. When she is not working, studying or practicing, she volunteers with Key Club and AFS Club. Some accomplishments of Xiao Yan include the Junior Class Award, Regional DAR Award, Scholar-Athlete Award, and the Chronicle’s Student -Athlete of the Week Award. Although currently undecided, Xiao Yan plans to attend college in the Northeast, her top choices being Marist, NYU, Boston College and Cornell.

Laura Hendley is the daughter of John and Lisa Hendley of Queensbury. She has maintained a high level of involvement both inside and outside of school over the last four years. Laura has been a member of both the varsity tennis and varsity basketball teams. She serves as the president of Student Council and is a member of AFS, National Honor Society, SoroptiMISS, and the Math Team. Laura plays both the upright bass and electric bass in Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, and Strolling Strings. She works in the summer at Goony Golf in Lake George. Laura plans to attend Siena College to study actuarial science.

Mia Cote is the daughter of Scott and Tara Cote of Glens Falls. Mia has been an active member in the school and community by volunteering in Key Club, American Field Services, SoroptiMISS and Student Council. She has also competed on the Math Team. Mia plays the violin in both orchestra and Strolling Strings Ensemble and also plays the piano. She is a member of the varsity girls' lacrosse team, and participated in the musical production of “The Wedding Singer”. Junior year, Mia was inducted into National Honor Society and has been on High Honor Roll throughout her high school career. Mia has been a part of the varsity girls' swim team for six years starting as a seventh grader and has served as a swim captain for the past two years. She is a five-time Section 2 Champion and NYS qualifier. This past varsity season, she was awarded the Section 2 Scholar Athlete Award for swimming, along with the Coaches Award at Sectionals, placed sixth at the state meet in the 100 butterfly, and ended her season with 7 school records, 2 pool records and became a NISCA Academic All American Swimmer. Mia also swims year round with the Glens Falls YMCA Gators Swim Team and has won multiple state champion titles and qualified for the YMCA Nationals Meet for five consecutive years. This year, Mia represented the school by volunteering to participate in an educational video about the later start time and was chosen to be one of the few students that helped the school district interview potential new principals. During her weekends, she works at the YMCA, teaching swim lessons and lifeguarding. Mia will be attending Saint Bonaventure University in the fall to study health sciences in hopes of becoming a physical therapist. She will also be a member of their Division I swim team.

Wilson Herrmann is the son of Chris and Bill Herrmann of Glens Falls. Wilson has had success in the classroom, clubs, and athletics throughout his high school career. He is 6th in his class with a GPA of 97.8. He qualified for the state championships in nordic skiing two years in a row, as well as achieving First Team Foothills Council All-Star in soccer his junior and senior year. Wilson also participated in track and tennis. He has been a member of NHS since junior year and a member of Key Club since freshman year. Wilson also participated in Quiz Team and Math Team. In the summer Wilson works for the City of Glens Falls at Haviland's Cove beach on the Hudson River. He also volunteers at the Glens Falls soccer camp. He plans to study engineering after high school.

Ellie Gohn is the daughter of Chuck and Jennifer Gohn of Glens Falls. Ellie has been very active in her school and community. She has played on the lacrosse and field hockey teams, and was named a Second Team All-Star in field hockey. Ellie has been a part of Key Club, American Field Service, SLAM, the Math Team, and is currently the vice president of National Honor Society. She also plays clarinet in the band. This past fall she was the Chronicle’s Student-Athlete of the Week. Ellie has not yet chosen the school she will attend this fall, and is going in undeclared.

Bridget Bruen is the daughter of Kevin Bruen and Kate Hogan Bruen of Glens Falls. She was a four-year member of the varsity swim team. Her last year on the team she served as captain and the team went on to win the Foothills championship. Bridget was also on the track team her freshmen year and played lacrosse her sophomore, junior and senior years. Bridget was inducted in National Honor Society her junior year, and served a president her senior year. She was also a member of the Math, Quiz and Mock Trail teams. Outside of school- Bridget, her siblings and cousins, started an annual charity art show in 2006- donating an average of $1,000 a year to a charity of their choice. Bridget plans on attending Clarkson University to study environmental engineering..

Joshua Greenwood is the son of Matt and Kristin Greenwood of Glens Falls. He has been a member of the soccer and tennis teams. Josh was a member of Quiz Team and National Honor Society. He received the Chronicle’s Student-Athlete of the Week Award in January of this year and also received the Rensselaer Medal. Josh volunteers at Glens Falls Little League and the Upstate New York Autism Alliance (UNYAA). Josh plans to study engineering at Clarkson University this fall.

Michael Chevalier is the son of Brian and Maureen Chevalier of Glens Falls. He has been a member of the alpine skiing, soccer and track teams. Michael participated in a number of volunteering organizations; including National Honor Society, American Field Services, and Key Club. He has participated in math team for three years, the quiz team for two, and has worked at Angelina’s Pizzeria during his senior year. He plans to study physics at The George Washington University this fall.

Glens Falls High School 2017 Student Awards:

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President’s Education Award: Yleina Armando, Brianna Blake, Noah Britton, Bridget Bruen, Michael Chevalier, Olivia Cohen, Mia Cote, Andrew Culliton, Lauren Dwyre, Scarlett Dyer, Frank Endieveri, Christopher George, Maggie Girard, Elliot Gohn, Joshua Greenwood, Khaz Gunnawa, Laura Hendley, Wilson Herrmann, Caitlin Hogan, Adara Hoyne, Olivia Leland, Xiao Yan Liu, Kenneth MacDuff, Michaela McGivern, Emilie Moses, Justin Nolan, Matthew Parent, Hannah Pettis, Rylee Powers, Lucy Reid, Madison Robinson, Brandon Sherman, Baylee Talbot, Lucille Tougas, Jacob West, Taylor Wooley, Ethan Wyman
This award is to honor students who have obtained high academic achievement through strong work ethic and dedication to learning.

Student Council Award: Laura Hendley

Adirondack School Counselors Association Scholarship: Caitlyn DiCroce
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.

"Big A" Jeff Aurelia Memorial Scholarship: Xiao Yan Liu, Hannah Pettis
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.

N. Harwood Beaty Jr. and Nancy S. Beaty Memorial Award: Hannah Pettis
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 must show strong moral character, kindness toward others, and an ability to laugh at themselves and stay positive in any given situation.

Red Cross Blood Drive Scholarships: Cheyanne Connelly, Adara Hoyne, Jacob West

O'Brien Insurance Business Scholarship: Brandon Vachon
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.

Behan Communications Inc. Scholarship: Lily Brooks, Joseph Maxwell
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: Aidan Conrick, Christopher George
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: Jubilee Cox, Joseph Maxwell
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.

Leland Paper Business Scholarship: Conor Schliff
This scholarship is awarded to a senior showing an interest in furthering their education in the field of business. The recipient of this scholarship preferably will have taken at least one business course in high school. In addition, they must show enthusiasm, motivation and ambition to succeed.

Trombley Family Business Award: Olivia Cohen, Justin Nolan
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.

Hall Family Entrepreneur Scholarship: Baylee Talbot
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.

Walter H. and Walter T. Robinson Memorial Scholarship: Wilson Herrmann

E. Leo and Louise F. Spain Scholarship: Bridget Bruen, Olivia Leland, Michaela McGivern, Brandon Vachon
This scholarship is given in memory of E. Leo and Louise F. Spain. Mr. Spain was a prominent businessman and entrepreneur in Glens Falls. The purpose of this foundation is to carry out the mutual desires of the Spain’s to further the education of worthy young men and women. The recipient needs to be a graduate of St. Mary’s—St. Alphonsus Regional Catholic School planning to further their education.

PTA and PTSA Awards
High School: Emma Bayle, Andrew Murphy
Middle School: Kailey Griffith, Conor Schliff
Big Cross Street School: Brianna Blake, Mia Cote, Lauren Dwyre, Kailey Griffith
Kensington Road School: Olivia Cohen, Scarlett Dyer, Wilson Herrmann, Matthew Parent, Jacob West, Taylor Wooley
Jackson Heights School: Patience Abare, Justin Nolan
Sanford Street School: Madeline Britton, Kenneth MacDuff
Abraham Wing School: Alexandra Dickens

Varsity Swim Team Award: Mia Cote, Jacob West

Mary J. Philo Memorial Scholarship: Xiao Yan Liu
This scholarship is for a student who has attended Glens Falls City Schools from kindergarten through senior year. The recipient is to be selected by the Glens Falls High School Scholarship Committee. Criteria include good moral character, good academic standing, and financial need. The award is renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study at a four year college only.

Glens Falls Community Theater Scholarship: Tyler Talmage

Glens Falls High School Class of ‘66 Award: Joseph Maxwell, Rachel Yell
The funds for this award were contributed by members of the GFHS graduating class of 1966 at their 50th reunion. The award is given to deserving students who plan to attend a two-year college.

Spirit of ’76 Scholarship (Sponsored by the Class of 1976): Scarlett Dyer
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.

Scott Wilson Memorial Scholarship: Destinni Combs
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: Patricia Blair, Greyson Brady, Frank Endieveri, Cameron Giordano, Joshua Greenwood, Joshua Griffen, Wilson Herrmann, Edward Ryan, Jacob West, Taylor Wooley
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: Wilson Herrmann

Alumni Association Prize for Chemistry: Wilson Herrmann, Jacob West

Alexander S. Gillan Memorial Scholarship: Joshua Greenwood
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. 

Clifford K. Bosworth Memorial Scholarship: Justin Nolan

Maurice and Grace Simmonds Memorial Science Award: Michael Chevalier
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Andrew D. M. Cutts Memorial Scholarship: Lauren Dwyre
The recipient must be members of the United Methodist Church of Queensbury, and must be demonstrating good citizenship through service to the Church, school, community and family. This fund originated as a memorial scholarship program following the death of Cadet Staff Sergeant Andrew Douglas Mason Cutts as a result of injuries incurred in an automobile accident on March 16, 1988. Andrew was 19 years of age and a sophomore at Clarkson University, located in Potsdam, New York, where he was a member of the Air Force ROTC Detachment 536. He was on the academic dean's list each semester of his enrollment there. Andrew was an exemplary young man who contributed significantly to the vitality of the Queensbury church, school and community.  

McClure (“Mac”) Edward Deason Memorial Scholarship: Zain Ashfaq
This award is given in memory of McClure Edward Deason by his parents. Mac lived for only a very short time on earth but with much courage and strength. This scholarship is awarded to a senior planning to attend a two-or four-year college to pursue studies in the medical field. The recipient must display excellence both academically and in personal character within school and community, exhibits leadership, demonstrates compassion and respect, and has shown courage and strength in the face of adversity. sample photo

Class of 2017—Senior Class Award: Sadie Zollinger

Graham Easson Scholarship: Arielle Maille
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: Elizabeth Wagner
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: Xiao Yan Liu
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.

John A. and Mary Lou Noone Scholarship: Kasey Gorton
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 Junior High School and Middle School to serve as a Guidance Counselor from 1963 until his retirement in 1988. Recipients of the award will be selected by the 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 must be planning to pursue a career in education.

Robert F. Cubbins Memorial Scholarship: Bridget Bruen
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: Jubilee Cox
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: Nefedaya Smith
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: Victoria Sidoti, Taylor Wooley
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: Mia Cote, Starsheema Bernard
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.

Susan H. Seaman Memorial Award: Alexandra Dickens, Joseph Frasier, Tatyana Gonzalez
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: Lucille Tougas
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.

Dianna Germano Curran Memorial Scholarship: Dylan Balcom
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 2018—Junior Class Award: Savannah Minor

Glens Falls City School District Foundation Scholarship: Rachel Brodeur, Lily Brooks, Olivia Cohen, Alison Giordano, Caitlin Hogan, Michaela McGivern, Brendan Meehan, Andrew Nizolek, Rylee Powers, Lucy Reid, Madison Robinson, Brandon Sherman, Andrew Shriver, Baylee Talbot
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.

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

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

Harvey R. Dearstyne III Memorial Scholarship: Frank Endieveri
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.

Hess Scholarship: Wilson Herrmann
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: Jacob West
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: Christopher George
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.

Glens Falls Teachers’ Association Scholarship: Adara Hoyne

James Morrissey Family Scholarship: Lauren Dwyre
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.

Arts in Education Fund Senior Portfolio Award: Rachael Yell, Brooke Boucher, Lucille Tougas, Xiao Yan Liu, Abigail Krause, Andrew Culliton, Scarlett Dyer, Lucy Reid photo of staff and students

Fort Edward Historical Association Senior Art Scholarship: Rachael Yell

Glens Falls Kiwanis Club Scholarship: Matthew Parent

Kiwanis Club Anthony J. “Tony” Palangi Scholarship: Lucy Reid

Glens Falls Rotary Club Community Service Scholarship: Cheyanne Connelly, Adeline Wagner

Glens Falls Police Benevolent Association Scholarship: Hannah Pettis, Rylee Powers
This award is for a college-bound senior planning to pursue studies in criminal justice or law.

Gary Marcantonio Memorial Scholarship: Lucas Sanders
Gary Marcantonio was a 1968 graduate of Glens Falls High School and is a member of the Glens Falls High School Athletic Hall of Fame. He was as great of an athlete as he was a student. This scholarship is to be given to a student who has made great strides academically and athletically during their time at Glens Falls High.

Joe Vogel Memorial Scholarship: Haylee Lefebvre, Lucas Sanders
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.”

Charlotte Pruyn Hyde Award: Hannah Pettis
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: Noah Britton, Adara Hoyne
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: Maggie Girard
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: Lucille Tougas
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: Cheyanne Connelly, Ravenne Howard, Sadie Zollinger
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: Genesis Zwart
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.)

Sally Quinn Homkey Memorial Scholarship: Victoria Sidoti
Sally was an elementary school teacher who loved books, children and teaching. She was passionate about the arts and very involved in her community. Sally continued her interest in learning even in her retirement, through College Club and educational travel. Sally would be very honored in knowing she was helping a new graduate further their academic goals and dreams. This scholarship is to be awarded to a student who demonstrates academic success and community involvement, planning on attending a four year college and majoring in education.

Robert J. Homkey Memorial Scholarship: Yleina Armando
This scholarship is given in honor of Robert J. Homkey. It is awarded to an individual who plans to attend a two-or four-year college, plays basketball or participates in track, performs community service and who has financial need.

Class of 2019 - Sophomore Class Award: Maggie Collins, Thompson, Collins, Emma Mauro

Saratoga-Warren County Music Educators Award: Adara Hoyne

Norman B. Greene, Jr. Memorial Vocal Award: Tyler Talmage

Eva Austin Judkins Scholarship: Laura Hendley
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.

William H. Brown Memorial Scholarship: Matthew Parent
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.

James Orlow Muse Scholarship: Ethan Wyman
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: Elizabeth Wagner
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: Andrew Culliton
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.

Anthony and Joan Scott Memorial Scholarship: Olivia Leland
As longtime residents of Glens Falls, Anthony (Tony) and Joan shared an unparalleled commitment to serving the community. Tony was a U.S. Army veteran and worked in the communications field. He served as Ward 2 Supervisor in Glens Falls, led various committees and maintained affiliations with Knights of Columbus and the Elks Lodge. Joan was a registered nurse who founded the St. Mary’s Church food pantry and devoted years of effort to serve those in need, while also volunteering for the American Heart Association and Community Action. In 2007 Joan received recognition for her work from Senator Betty Little and Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand. Both Tony and Joan also served on the Jackson Heights PTA, volunteered for the Cub Scouts organization and were active members of St. Mary's Church. This scholarship was created to honor the memory and exemplary community service of Tony and Joan Scott and is to be awarded to a senior planning to pursue higher education who demonstrates outstanding service through school or in the community.

Christopher J. Steves Memorial Scholarship: Megan LaPoint
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.

David Gancher Memorial Scholarship: Julie Roberts
The David Gancher Memorial Scholarship is to be given yearly to a Glens Falls High School graduate. The recipient should be hardworking, compassionate, considerate and show promise that with a little encouragement they might be more likely to succeed. The student may be interested in a two or four year school.

Ben Osborn Memorial Fund Scholarship: Tyler Talmage, Elizabeth Wagner
SPC Benjamin Osborn was killed in action in Afghanistan, June 15, 2010, while serving in the United States Army. Due to his heroic actions, he was awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. SPC Benjamin D. Osborn was a Lake George High School Graduate. The Ben Osborn Memorial Fund Scholarship is being awarded to students who meet the following criteria: good character, charitable heart, current need, commitment to self-improvement, and service (to others) oriented.

Class of 2020—Freshman Class Award: Taylor Stone

Robb Satterfield Memorial Award: Rain Rummel
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.

Maria Morgan Memorial Scholarship: Sadie Zollinger
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.

William H. Beecher Memorial Award: Tyler Talmage
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.

BlueShield Scholars Award: Kailey Griffith
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: Michael Chevalier, Elliot Gohn
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: Adara Hoyne
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.

Curtis Lumber Co., Inc. Award: Haylee Lefebvre
This award is given to a senior pursuing a career in building construction or architectural technology with emphasis on project development or architectural design.

The Sandy Hill Foundation Scholarship: Laura Hendley, Jacob West
The Sandy Hill Foundation offers scholarship grants for college education to assist qualifying graduates from designated local area schools. Grants are awarded based on academic performance and achievements, financial need, character, motivation, and potential.

Glens Falls Permanent Firemen’s Benevolent Assoc. Scholarship: Mia Cote

Freeman Memorial Scholarship: Brianna Blake
This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who plans to enroll in an elite four-year college or university to study English or journalism. This student must have maintained a high grade point average during his/her high school career.

Jacqueline Tyner Scholarship: Erin McEvey
This scholarship is for a graduating senior who has demonstrated strong character and who makes serving others a priority.

Glens Falls Lions Club Scholarship: Mia Cote
This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who plans to continue their education at a university, college or vocational school and who has demonstrated service to the community– residential, education, social or otherwise.