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GFHS Class of 2018 Top Students and Award-Winners

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Valedictorian: Nolan Hogan

Nolan Hogan is this year’s Valedictorian. He is the son of Robert and Elizabeth Hogan of Glens Falls. He has been very active in both his school and community. He has been treasurer of National Honor Society his senior year, along with having been a member of Key Club throughout high school and participation on the Math Team for the last three years. He has also played varsity lacrosse, soccer, and swimming. In the summer he works as a lifeguard for the City of Glens Falls. Nolan plans to attend SUNY Geneseo to complete a 3-2 cooperative engineering program with Clarkson.

Salutatorian: Nathan Kroeze

Nathan Kroeze is this year’s Salutatorian. He is the son of Colleen and Kevin Kroeze of Glens Falls. Nathan is very active in his school and community. He has participated in varsity swimming for four years and maintains a leadership role on the team . He also has previously participated in track and field and cross country. He competed on the Math Team and the Quiz Team during his junior and senior years. Nathan was inducted into National Honor Society as a junior. In the community Nathan is active with the St. Mary’s Youth Ministry Team and is active with volunteering opportunities there. He is a student with the New Visions Health Careers Exploration program and will pursue a career in the medical field after studying biochemistry at Boston College.

Brock Layden is the son of Mike and Marge Layden of Glens Falls. He has been a member of Mock Trial, Key Club, National Honor Society, Rachel’s Challenge, Environmental Club– Team A and he has also served as Team Captain of Quiz Club. Brock will be attending The University of Vermont in the fall to study Molecular Genetics.

Elizabeth Fisher is the daughter of Evi and Mark Fisher of Glens Falls. She is planning on studying nursing at SUNY Binghamton, Brockport, or Stony Brook. Currently, she is in the BOCES New Visions Health careers exploration program where she prepares to go to school for a medical profession. She is a part of National Honor Society and Key Club. She volunteers for the community through these organizations and her youth group at St. Mary’s Parish. She has participated in numerous sports throughout high school. She played field hockey through all of high school, skied cross country, ran track, and played lacrosse. She was chosen for the girl’s second team for lacrosse her junior year. She participated in the high school’s band and chorus and was a member of the chorus for the high school production of The Wedding Singer. She also has taken numerous art classes throughout high school. Her artwork has won the juror’s choice drawing at the Shirt Factory and has been chosen to be the cover for the 2018 Talent Unlimited art show.

Kailyn Anselment is the daughter of Jeff and Suzanne Anselment of South Glens Falls. Kailyn will be attending the State University of New York- Cortland in the fall. She has participated as a member of Key Club, was inducted into National Honor Society her junior year, and takes part in tutoring middle school students. She was selected to be a member of Varsity Athletes as Reading Partners where she spends time reading to Glens Falls elementary school students. Kailyn enjoys lacrosse and swimming and has been a varsity swimmer since she was in eighth grade. As a Glens Falls swimmer, she has received several First Team Foothills Conference Awards, was a member of her New York State qualifying relay teams, and was a member of the two-time school record breaking relay team. Kailyn will be continuing her swimming career at Cortland and plans majoring in exercise science.

Ashley Dewitt is the daughter of Michele Dewitt of Glens Falls. For her extracurricular activities she has been a member of field hockey and track and field as well as being a member of National Honor Society and Co-President of Key Club. Ashley also plays the clarinet in band, is a part of chorus, and has been in the musical productions of “The Sound of Music” and “Once on This Island.” Ashley plans on attending college next fall.

Will Florio is the son of Gerry and Colleen Florio of Glens Falls. He has been a member of the cross country running, nordic skiing, and baseball teams. During his junior year, Will was inducted into National Honor Society and received recognition of academic excellence from Clarkson University and St. Michael’s College. During the school year, Will has worked at Texas Roadhouse and volunteered in the spring and fall at Cindy’s Comfort Camp at Double H Ranch, a collaborative program between Double H and The Cancer Center at Glens Falls Hospital. During the summer and fall, Will plays baseball with the Tri-City Bombers, facing top Capital District competition. Will plans on attending Binghamton University and studying engineering.

Mikayla Burrows is the daughter of Craig and Cheryl Burrows of Glens Falls. She is very involved in school and in her community. She is a member of National Honor Society and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Mikayla has also taken many AP and college credit courses throughout her high school career. She has pursued photography for the past 3 years and has had one of her photographs accepted into Lake George High School Juried Art Show. As an extracurricular activity she dances at Bolton Dance Academy. She has danced for 15 years and hopes to continue in college. Mikayla plans to attend college and major in early childhood/childhood education.

Sarah Burton is the daughter of Kathleen Burton and Eric Burton of Glens Falls. Sarah has been a member of the cross country running team, nordic ski team, track and field team, high school orchestra, and Strolling Strings. She qualified for the state meet twice in nordic skiing. She was a member of National Honor Society, serving as President her senior year. For her senior year she attended New Visions Engineering. She also worked part time at Angelina’s Pizzeria in Queensbury. Next year she will be attending the University at Buffalo to study Chemistry.

Emily Derrick is the daughter of Anthony and Melissa Derrick of Glens Falls. She is this year’s current president of SADD. She has been a member of both SADD and the Math Team for all four years and served on the Quiz Team this year. She was inducted into National Honors Society as a junior and was chosen to attend the New England Youth Leadership Conference in 2016. She volunteers at St. Clement’s Church weekly and also volunteers through SUNY Adirondack’s Upward Bound program. She plans to study English at Sage College of Albany this fall.

Hannah Young is the daughter of Lawrence and Sarah Young of Glens Falls. Hannah has been an active member in her school and community. She participated in track and field for three years, and was captain of the girls varsity soccer team for three of the four years she played. She volunteered with Key Club and Project Cameron’s Story. Hannah was inducted into National Honor Society in her junior year, and was elected as Vice President in her senior year. In addition, she was inducted into the National Technical Honor Society through the New Visions Health Careers Exploration program. She also participated in the school musical, “The Wedding Singer”, her junior year and received the Chronicle’s “Student Athlete of the Week” Award in her senior year. Hannah plans to attend SUNY Albany in the fall to participate in their pre-medical program.

 

Glens Falls High School 2018 Student Awards:

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Foreign Exchange Student: Lorenzo Ricco

President’s Education Award: Kailyn Anselment, Jazmyn Blair, Sarah Blow, Mikayla Burrows, Sarah Burton, Ashley De Witt, Emily Derrick, Isabel Dickey, Alyssa Fairchild, Elizabeth Fisher, William Florio, Kennedy Guy, Nolan Hogan, Christopher Hughes, Alixandra Johnson, Drew Knapp, Nathan Kroeze, Brock Layden, Katelynn Mello, Andrew Rizzo, Taylor Scarincio, Cambrie Schliff, Walton Stanton, Carli Surprenant, Matthew Thung, Lindsey Twardy, Hannah Young.
This award is to honor students who have obtained high academic achievement through strong work ethic and dedication to learning.

Adirondack School Counselors Association Scholarship: Alyssa Fairchild
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: Katelynn Mello, Andrew Rizzo
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: Sarah Blow
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: Drew Knapp, Izabella Lashway, Jacqueline Newman

O'Brien Insurance Business Scholarship: Cambrie Schliff
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.

Davidson Brothers Business Scholarship: Cambrie Schliff, Seth Wright
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.

Behan Communications Inc. Scholarship: Drew Knapp, Izabella Lashway
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.

Joseph H. Nudi, Sr. Entrepreneur Scholarship: Ethan Obermayer, Matthew Thung
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: Nathan Poag
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: Nolan Hogan, Katelynn Mello
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: Andrew Rizzo
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.

Normandin Marketing Scholarship: Drew Knapp
This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who is committed to pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in business, marketing or entrepreneurship. The recipient of this award must have a strong work ethic, a positive can-do attitude, and is someone who has shown continuous leadership outside of the classroom in athletics or the arts, and in the community.

E. Leo and Louise F. Spain Scholarship: William Florio, Nolan Hogan
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.

Walter H. and Walter T. Robinson Memorial Scholarship: William Florio
Walter H. Robinson started the Technology program at Glens Falls. When he retired, his son took over and continued to develop our program. In honor of them, the Walter Robinson memorial scholarship is awarded to a senior who demonstrates outstanding talent, displays desirable personal qualities, and expresses interest in the field of Technology.

Bob and Sue Carty Award: Paige Gavin
This award is to be given to a senior who exemplifies the spirit of helping others in achieving their goals.

GF Nation Achievement Award: Kaven Patrick 
This award is given to a senior who is determined, responsible, and displays a positive attitude. He/she is hardworking and demonstrates fortitude and perseverance in overcoming challenges. We are proud to have him/her as a member of our GF Nation.

Dave Strader Scholarship: Isabel Dickey
This scholarship is awarded to a Glens Falls High School graduate who exhibits sound character and the ability to work well with others in a team setting. This student must be entering a 2 year or 4 year college pursuing a major with an emphasis in sports broadcast journalism and/or production in radio and/or television (in any area including play-by play announcing, production, administration or technical), or communication/journalism in general.

senior girls dressed in red shirts sitting on the bleachersFeigenbaum Scholarship: Keeley Platt
The Feigenbaum scholarship shall be awarded to one deserving student who has distinguished him/herself in academics and community service. He/she plans to attend a four year, non-religious, private college/university. He/she should have an interest in pursuing a career in: teaching, science/engineering, history or law. The optimal candidate shall possess the following traits: intellectual curiosity, strong ethical character, be patriotic and demonstrate a willingness to help others.

Margot Reis Scholarship: Nathan Kroeze
This scholarship shall be awarded to the student who has demonstrated excellence in a particular field of study, either academic or vocational, but not necessarily the student who attains the highest overall average. The scholarship shall also be awarded on the basis of financial need without consideration to race, creed or color.

JWP Champ Scholarship: Alixandra Johnson
This scholarship is to be given annually to a graduating senior who represents the qualities that Joe Potvin represented in his career as an English and Latin teacher at Glens Falls High School for almost 40 years. Desire to become an educator and school spirit as expressed through participation in athletics and the arts, a positive outlook, and unselfish, optimistic attitude were very important to Joe. These qualities are the basis for selection of this award.

senior boys dressed in black shirts sitting on the bleachersThomas Collins Wingman Strong Memorial Scholarship: Andrew Rizzo
This award is given in memory of Thomas “TC” Collins. TC was always known for his larger than life personality. His life was characterized by his love for his family and friends; his kindness, generosity, courage, compassion, and his ability to befriend anyone upon meeting them for the first time. This scholarship is presented to a student who has exemplified these attributes of TC’s life. This person has demonstrated this through his/her passions, determination and behaviors. This can be demonstrated through excellence in athletics, music, the arts, student government, academics, other community leadership, and/or extraordinary enthusiasm for life. This person stands out as a visible leader among his/her peers.

PTA and PTSA Awards
High School: Emma Carpenter, Aaron Sampson
Middle School: Emma Carpenter, Aaron Sampson
Big Cross Street School: Mikayla Burrows, Hannah Harrington, Matthew Thung
Kensington Road School: Sarah Blow, Isabel Dickey, Anna Di Fiore, Alyssa Fairchild
Jackson Heights School: Shyanne McIntosh, Tyrae McIntosh
Sanford Street School: Elizabeth Fisher, Lindsey Twardy
Abraham Wing School: Drew Knapp, Nathan Kroeze

Varsity Swim Team Award: Nathan Kroeze, Isabelle Topper

Spirit of ’76 Scholarship (Sponsored by the Class of 1976): Taylor Scarincio
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: Rowan Bedell
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: Lauren Aldrich, Sarah Blow, Mikayla Burrows, Brock Layden, Miguel Marrero, Kamani Smith, Walton Stanton
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: Nolan Hogan
This award is given to the graduating senior who has demonstrated an outstanding ability in mathematics.

Alexander S. Gillan Memorial Scholarship: Nathan Kroeze
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: Elizabeth Fisher, Hannah Young
This award is given to the graduating boy or girl who has excelled as a science student and who shows promise of a successful career in the field of science. They should have the personal attributes for which Mr. Bosworth, a former science teacher here at Glens Falls High School, was noted: inquiring mind, great personality integrity, willingness to help others.

Alumni Association Prize for Chemistry: Sarah Burton, Brock Layden
This award is given to the graduating senior who has demonstrated an outstanding ability in chemistry.

Maurice and Grace Simmonds Memorial Science Award: Lindsey Twardy
This award is given to a graduating senior who has shown excellence in four years of science and is industrious, honest, tolerant, caring people person. Preference is to be given to someone in financial need and if possible to someone who has not received numerous other awards.

McClure (“Mac”) Edward Deason Memorial Scholarship: Carli Surprenant
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.

Class of 2018—Senior Class Award: Rachael Duell

Sandy Hill Foundation Scholarship: Drew Knapp
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.

photo of studentsGraham Easson Scholarship: Caitlyn Kelly
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: Rowan Bedell
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: Isabel Dickey
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: Hannah Harrington
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: Nathan Kroeze
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: Jacob Harmon
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: Jacqueline Newman
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: Rachael Duell, Alyssa Fairchild
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: Miranda Allen, Alyssa Fairchild
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.

Dr. James W. Haviland Memorial Scholarship: Nolan Hogan
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: Rachael Duell
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.

Glens Falls City School District Foundation Scholarship: Jazmyn Blair, Abigail Christopher, Alyssa Duguay, Gina DuRoss, Brandon Fernicola, Mackenzie George, Christopher Hughes, Shelby Missita, Kali Murphy, Graham Poag, Cambrie Schliff, Rhyann Subcliff, Madison Talbot, Matthew Thung, Isabelle Topper, Sophia Vanderpool, Seth Wright
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: Elizabeth Fisher
This scholarship is for a worthy graduating student who is going on to college to study a medical field.

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

Harvey R. Dearstyne III Memorial Scholarship: Andrew Rizzo
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: Jacqueline Newman
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: Keegan McCane
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: Walton Stanton
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: Shelby Missita
A scholarship is awarded by the Glens Falls Teachers' Association to a graduating senior who will be pursuing studies in the field of education after high school. This student submits an essay on "Why I Want to Become an Educator," and must be attending a four-year college, be in good scholastic standing and have good school citizenship.

Glens Falls Teachers' Association Memorial Scholarship: Andrew Rizzo
A scholarship is awarded by the Glens Falls Teachers' Association to a graduating senior in memory of any GFTA members who have passed away during this year.

James Morrissey Family Scholarship: Emily Derrick
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 Awards, in conjunction with the GFSD Art Department:
Senior Portfolio Awards are given each year by the funds raised at the Annual ART EXPO and the Glens Falls Arts in Education Fund. Senior portfolios are displayed along with Artist Statements. Awards are based on the body of work that shows a passion for artistic expression. Awards are judged by the GFSD art faculty.
First Place: Ashley De Witt
Second Place: Alixandra Johnson
Third Place: Anna Di Fiore
Honorable Mention: Mikayla Burrows, Savannah Minor, Isabelle Topper
Artist Statement: Seth Wright

Fort Edward Historical Association Senior Art Scholarship, Frances Orr De Groot Award: Alixandra Johnson
This scholarship is given to a deserving senior artist. Frances Orr De Groot was a founding member of the Fort Edward Art Center. She taught painting classes at the Art Center for years. She and her husband lived on a beautiful farm on the banks of the Hudson river in the Village of Fort Edward.

Glens Falls Kiwanis Club Scholarship: Isabel Dickey, Anna Di Fiore

Mr. and Mrs. Norman B. Greene, Jr. Vocal Award: Jacob Harmon

Glens Falls Police Benevolent Association Scholarship: Emily Ash, Kamani Smith
This award is for a college-bound senior planning to pursue studies in criminal justice or law.

Gary Marcantonio Memorial Scholarship: Tyrae McIntosh
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: Andrew Rizzo
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: Kasandra Johnson
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: Anna Di Fiore, Kennedy Guy
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: Rachael Duell
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.photo of staff and students

Byron J. Jacobson and Anne J. Jacobson Prize: Nolan Hogan
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: Rachael Duell, Shelby Missita, Matthew Thung
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: Izabella Lashway
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: Mikayla Burrows
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: Quintin Girard
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 2020 - Sophomore Class Award: Taylor Stone

Eva Austin Judkins Scholarship: Kailyn Anselment
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: Sarah Burton
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: Alixandra Johnson
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.

Putt and Anne H. La May Memorial Scholarship: Katelynn Mello
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: Elizabeth Fisher
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: Ashley De Witt
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: Jacqueline Newman
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.

Southern Adirondack District Retiree Council 9 Scholarship: Katelynn Mello

Ben Osborn Memorial Fund Scholarship: Gina DuRoss, Andrew Rizzo
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 2021—Freshman Class Award: Daniel Florio

Robb Satterfield Memorial Award: Savannah Minor
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: Hannah Harrington
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: Sarah Burton
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: Nathan Kroeze
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: William Florio, Keeley Platt
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.

Glens Falls Permanent Firemen’s Benevolent Assoc. Scholarship: Lindsey Twardy

Freeman Memorial Scholarship: Emily Derrick
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: Anna Di Fiore
This scholarship is for a graduating senior who has demonstrated strong character and who makes serving others a priority.