Monday, June 4, 2012

Kiwanis Scholarships 2012 & Upcoming Golf Tournament

Middletown Kiwanis Awards Annual College Scholarships On May 23rd, the Middletown Kiwanis Club conducted its annual scholarship presentations. The Middletown Kiwanis through its Foundation each year gives a graduating senior from each of Middletown's four high schools a $2,000 college scholarship. A $500 scholarship is also awarded to a local high school senior attending Middlesex Community College in the fall. Of the fore-mentioned recipients one is selected to also receive the A. Merton & Arline W. Bozoian $500 scholarship. The event MC was Kiwanis Vice President Rick Starkey. Each student was accompanied by a school representative who described the qualities and accomplishments of their schools recipient. Kiwanis President Christopher Conley then made the scholarship presentations.

Starting with the $2,000 awards:

  • Marcus Alcindor, a graduating senior from Middletown High School who will be attending University of Rhode Island in the fall.
  • Ashley Dupre, a graduating senior from Vinyl Technical High School who will be attending Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island in the fall.
  • Caroline Gallagher, a graduating senior from Mercy High School who will be attending University of Texas in Austin in the fall.
  • Sean Ostroski, a graduating senior from Xavier High School who will be attending University of Massachusetts in Amherst in the fall.

The Kiwanis scholarship committee also selected Sean Ostroski of Xavier High to receive the $500 Bozoian scholarship. The two benefactors of this yearly award, A. Merton & Arline Bozoian were very involved in the education of the young people of Middletown. Mr. "Ozzie" Bozoian, as the former principal of Middletown High School and Mrs. Arline Bozoian, as a school and Central Office administrative assistant. They left an endowment to assist young students for several years to come.
The recipient of the $500 scholarship for an incoming Middlesex Community College freshman was Shaun Flynn a senior from Vinyl Technical High School.

The Middletown Kiwanis Foundation's annual golf tournament proceeds are used to help fund the annual scholarship awards. This year's Kiwanis Golf Tournament is scheduled for August 21st at Lyman's Golf Course. Anyone interested in playing or in  being a sponsor should email for more information.

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