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GFHS Class of 2016 Top Students and Award-Winners

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Valedictorian: Kyle Frank

Kyle Frank is this year’s Valedictorian. Son of Bruce and Melissa Frank of Glens Falls, he has been a very active member of his school and community. He has competed as a varsity athlete in the cross country, track and field, swimming, and golf teams at Glens Falls, serving as the captain of the cross country and track and field teams and being recognized as a Scholar Athlete Award winner. He has been an active member of Key Club, Rachel’s Challenge, Chem Club, and Student Council throughout his high school career, serving as Treasurer of Key Club, Vice President of Student Council, and a tutor for Chem Club. Kyle has constantly challenged himself by taking on some of the hardest courses at Glens Falls, including the New Visions Engineering program during his senior year, in which he studies calculus and calculus based physics at a college level, along with an engineering course. Kyle was inducted into National Honor Society his junior year in high school and continues to be a very active member, and was inducted into the National Technical Honor Society his senior year. In addition to these clubs, he volunteers many hours locally helping at events such as the Special Olympics and with associations such as the Salvation Army. Kyle has been recognized as the Chronicle’s Student Athlete of the Week, and as a Post Star’s Teen Excellence Award winner. Kyle is planning to study Computer Science at Clarkson University.

Salutatorian: Heidi Whalen

Heidi Whalen is this year's Salutatorian. She is the daughter of Bethanne Whalen of Glens Falls and Kenneth Whalen of Rouses Point. Heidi is a member of the National Honor Society, the Martial Arts Club, runs on the track and field team, and enjoys taking rigorous courses such as AP Biology and Chemistry. She is very introverted and rather than participate in many school or community activities prefers to stay home with her books and writing implements. Because of her love of creative writing, she plans to minor in a field of English, while pursuing a major in Biochemistry at SUNY Oneonta, to which she was awarded the Presidential Scholarship.

Emily Haas is the daughter of Robert and Annmarie Haas of Glens Falls. She is involved in SoroptiMISS, National Honor Society, and is a chairperson of American Field Service. Emily has played field hockey and lacrosse throughout high school and has been on varsity since her sophomore year. She was named as a first team all-star for field hockey and lacrosse. Emily plans to attend college and pursue a degree in possibly the science or language fields.

Nora Borgos is the daughter of Mike and Renee Borgos of Glens Falls. She has been very active in her school and community. She serves as the President of National Honor Society, Student Council, and SLAM (Student Leadership Athletic Mentoring). She is the Public Relations Director for Key Club, and is an active member of the Math Team, SoroptiMISS Club, American Field Service, and Drama Club. Nora is the editor of the yearbook and plays the clarinet in the Symphonic Band. She has played on the varsity lacrosse team, the varsity tennis team, where she was chosen as a Foothills Council Honorable Mention, as well as captain of the varsity basketball team. Outside of school, Nora is a lector at St. Mary’s church and is an active member of the Youth Ministry Team. She was chosen as the local winner of the PEO Star Scholarship and was the Section II Basketball Scholar Athlete for Glens Falls. Nora works at Pirate’s Cove Mini Golf and was a communications intern at JUST Beverages. She plans to study Communications at Ithaca College in the fall.

Madison Jackson is the daughter of Rocky and Denise Jackson of Glens Falls. She is the Vice President of Key Club, has been involved with AFS Club, SoroptiMISS, National Honor Society, and is an AP Scholar. She has danced at the Bolton Dance Academy for 13 years and was a member of the Aerials Gymnastics competitive team for 9 years. She has also played varsity tennis and participated in varsity track and field at school. Madison plans on attending the University of New Hampshire next fall to study Business and Marketing.

Melanie Catone is the daughter of Mary Catone of Glens Falls. Throughout high school, Melanie has balanced academics with extracurricular activities. She has been a member of the soccer, tennis and track teams. She has served as co-chairperson of American Field Service Club during her junior and senior years, as well as being a member of National Honor Society, SoroptiMISS, and Key Club. Melanie was accepted into the academically rigorous New Visions Health Careers Exploration program during her senior year. Melanie plans to attend college as a Biology or Health Sciences major.

Christine Hogan is the daughter of Lt. Colonel Patrick and Jenifer Hogan. She has been involved in many clubs at Glens Falls High School including: AFS International Club, Key Club, Student Council, National Honor Society and SoroptiMISS Club. Christine has played varsity field hockey for 3 years, 2 years as captain, and varsity lacrosse for 5 years, 2 years as captain. Also, she volunteers as a coach for the Youth Lacrosse Camp in the spring along with other volunteer work for the clubs that she is involved in. Christine plans to attend the United States Naval Academy and major in Arabic as a midshipman of the class of 2020.

Cheyenne McQuain is the daughter of Kelly Smith of Glens Falls. Cheyenne has led many important and active roles in school. She participated in American Field Service (AFS) for all four years of high school and she was inducted into the National Honor Society her junior year. She is an active member of Key Club, and also was very active in Rachel’s Challenge (a group dedicated to the prevention of bullying). She was also involved in Big Brothers/ Big Sisters. In addition to being highly involved in school, she is very active in the community. Of all the organizations Cheyenne is involved with, she is most passionate about Cindy’s Comfort Camp at Double H Ranch, Girl Scouts, Glens Falls Hospital Guild, and the Polar Plunge with the Special Olympics. She tries to devote as much time as possible to volunteering. She is employed at Rocco’s Pizzeria, Burger King, and The Glen at Hiland Meadows. In the fall, Cheyenne plans to attend either Cornell University or St. Lawrence University. She will major in Biology on a pre-med track with a minor in either Spanish or American Sign Language. She aspires to become an interventional radiologist.

Gabrielle Davis is the daughter of Melissa Sollenberger of Glens Falls. Gabrielle has balanced academics and leadership positions. She participates in National Honor Society, American Field Service, and Rachel’s Challenge. She volunteers with various school clubs and outside of school at the Relay for Life. Gabrielle plans on attending Ithaca College and majoring in Chemistry on a pre-med track.

Hannah Jones is the daughter of Kristine Trevett-Jones and Christopher Jones of Queensbury. Hannah has been an active member of both the school and community. She was inducted into National Honor Society as a junior and is a proud Advanced Placement Scholar. Hannah has been involved in Rachel’s Challenge. She has danced with Bolton Dance Academy for fifteen years and was a Girl Scout for twelve years. She volunteers regularly with her school and Girl Scout troop. Hannah plans to attend either Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute or SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry to study Biochemistry.

Jaquelin Mignot is the daughter of Anthony and Amy Mignot. She was inducted into National Honor Society as a junior and has participated in student council. Jaquelin has been a leader in her school, community, and church. She has served in senior orchestra since 8th grade, sitting all of her high school years as first violin, first chair. She has competed in NYSSMA for violin and voice, and was selected as an area All State vocalist. She is a member of the Glens Falls Octet and Strolling Strings, and had a supporting role in the music production of “Once on this Island.” She has also been a four-year member of the girls’ varsity tennis team. Jaquelin is planning to serve a year in Mexico with Youth with a Mission (YWAM) and has auditioned and been accepted into the College of St. Rose Music Industry program when she returns.

Glens Falls High School 2016 Student Awards:

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President’s Education Award: Nora Borgos, Kathleen Bruen, Andrew Bulmer, Melanie Catone, Gabrielle Davis, Kyle Frank, Emily Haas, Samuel Hawkins, Christine Hogan, Madison Jackson, David Jenkins, Hannah Jones, Adam Kleinfeldt, Madison MacDonald, Peter Mauro, Cheyenne McQuain, Haylee Mello, Jaquelin Mignot, Zoe Niver, Olivia Southworth, Henry Vanderminden, Heidi Whalen, Kellen Wolfe, Owen Wright.
This award is to honor students who have obtained high academic achievement through strong work ethic and dedication to learning.

Foreign Exchange Student: Sam Goffart-Winkin

Adirondack School Counselors Association Scholarship: Brianna Novak
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.

Jeff Aurelia Memorial Scholarship: Allison Casertino
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: David Jenkins
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.

O'Brien Insurance Business Scholarship: Vito Caselnova
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: Nora Borgos
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: Vito Caselnova, Benjamin Crivelli
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: Kyle Morse, Benjamin Crivelli
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.

The Moore Family Business Scholarship: Scarlett DeWitt
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.

Leland Paper Business Scholarship: Andrew Bulmer
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: David Botch, Alex Smith
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: Kaycie Meade
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: Kyle Frank

E. Leo and Louise F. Spain Scholarship: Kit Bruen, Angie Nardin, Jacob Tenner
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: Erin Aiken, Brianna Novak
Middle School: Emma Dean, Owen Wright
Big Cross Street School: Jace Clapper, Cheyenne McQuain
Kensington Road School: Nora Borgos, Emily Haas, Sam Hawkins, Alex Smith, Henry Vanderminden
Jackson Heights School: Ashley Lewry, Mike Schrammel
Sanford Street School: Liam Forbes, Hannah Jones
Abraham Wing School: Raislan Aiken

Varsity Swim Team Award: Erika Williams, Kellen Wolfe

Spirit of ’76 Scholarship (Sponsored by the Class of 1976): Olivia Southworth
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: Luke Kelly
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: Emily Hammond, Katie Jones, Luke Kelly, Cooper Knapp, Ashley Lewry, Jacob Tenner
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: Kyle Frank

Alumni Association Prize for Chemistry: Gabrielle Davis

Alexander S. Gillan Memorial Scholarship: Kyle Frank
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: Kellen Wolfe

Maurice and Grace Simmonds Memorial Science Award: Hannah Jones

Class of 2016—Senior Class Award: Taylor Brooks

Graham Easson Scholarship: Adriana Olcott
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: Luke Kelly
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: Sam Hawkins
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: Amanda Lewis
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: Hannah Jones
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: Noelle Rodgers
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: Brionna Coleman
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: Nora Borgos, Emily Haas
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 Haas, Haylee Mello
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: Ryan Anderson, Donte Guy, Brittany Schenk
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: Angie Nardin, Erika Williams
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: Donte Guy
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 2017—Junior Class Award: Xiao Yan Liu

Glens Falls City School District Foundation Scholarship: Gabrielle Davis, Christine Hogan, Peter Mauro, Cheyenne McQuain, Andrew Bulmer, Jace Clapper, Scarlett DeWitt, Brennan Dowd, David Jenkins, Adam Kleinfeldt, Taylor Lilton, Zoe Niver, Clayton Smith, Henry Vanderminden
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: Nolan Murphy
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: Melanie Catone
This scholarship is for a worthy graduating student who is going on to college to study a medical field.

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

Harvey R. Dearstyne III Memorial Scholarship: Marcus Owens
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: Jacob Tenner
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: Brionna Coleman
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.

James Morrissey Family Scholarship: Heidi Whalen
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.

Richard W. Derby Scholarship: Raislan Aiken
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: Kyle Frank
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.

Glens Falls Teachers’ Association Scholarship: Haylee Mello

Glens Falls Teachers' Association Memorial Scholarship: Nolan Murphy
This scholarship is awarded to a deserving senior who is a positive contributor to our school and exhibits the spirit of GF Nation.

Glens Falls Kiwanis Club Scholarships: Haylee Mello, Olivia Southworth

Arts in Education Fund Senior Portfolio Award: Angie Nardin, Tristan Marler, Jaquelin Mignot, Jake Tenner, Aleisha Woodbeck, Luke Kelly, Amanda Lewis, Olivia Southworth, Emily Harrigan

Glens Falls Police Benevolent Association Scholarship: Vito Caselnova, Marcus Owens, Allison Casertino
This award is for a college-bound senior planning to pursue studies in criminal justice or law.

Joe Vogel Memorial Scholarship: David Botch
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: Chad St. John
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: Nora Borgos, Kyle Frank
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: Nora Borgos
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: Kyle Frank
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: Melanie Catone, Nicholas Lee, Angie Nardin
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: Tristan Marler
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: David Botch
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.

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Dr. Mark Stratton, GFHS Principal, congratulates music teacher Pam Granger on her retirement with framed artwork of the high school building. Mrs. Granger received a standing ovation from students and staff.

Saratoga-Warren County Music Educators Award: Clay Smith

Norman B. Greene, Jr. Memorial Vocal Award: Sam Hawkins

Class of 2018 - Sophomore Class Award: Emily Derrick

Eva Austin Judkins Scholarship: Madison Jackson
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: Anna Murphy
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: Nick Lee
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: Chad St. John
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: Nolan Murphy
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: Kit Bruen
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: Leondra Ovitt
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.

Zonta International Sears-Lautenbaucher Award: Haylee Mello

David Gancher Memorial Scholarship: Leondra Ovitt
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: Taylor Lilton, Olivia Southworth
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 2019—Freshman Class Award: Austin Montello, Alexis Abare

Robb Satterfield Memorial Award: Anna Murphy
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: Emily Harrigan
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.

Glens Falls Support Staff, Local #9-136 Scholarship: Vito Caselnova
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.

William H. Beecher Memorial Award: Zane Agnew
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: Melanie Catone
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: Madison MacDonald, Kellen Wolfe
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: Ashley Wagner
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: Robbie LaFountain
This award is given to a senior pursuing a career in building construction or architectural technology with emphasis on project development or architectural design.

Glens Falls Permanent Firemen’s Benevolent Assoc. Scholarship: Emily Haas

David Denton Scholarship: Adriana Olcott
This scholarship is for a graduating senior who is pursuing a degree in a medical field.

Freeman Memorial Scholarship: Kit Bruen
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: Jaquelin Mignot
This scholarship is for a graduating senior who has demonstrated strong character and who makes serving others a prioroty.