Friday, May 24, 2013

Middletown Kiwanis Awards Annual College Scholarships

On May 22nd, 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 member Karen Nocera. 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:
  • Melike Tomak, a graduating senior from Middletown High School who will be attending Central Connecticut State University in the fall.
  • Majesty Reyes, a graduating senior from Vinal Technical High School who will be attending University of Hartford in the fall.
  • Maria Grant, a graduating senior from Mercy High School who will be attending Elon University in North Carolina in the fall.
  • John Cyr, a graduating senior from Xavier High School who will be attending Clark University in Massachusetts in the fall.
  • The Kiwanis scholarship committee also selected Majesty Reyes of Vinal Technical High School 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 Karina Hernandez a senior from Middletown High School.
The Middletown Kiwanis Foundation's annual golf tournament proceeds are used to help fund the annual scholarship awards. The tournament will be held in August. Anyone interested in playing or in  being a sponsor should email for more information.

Congratulations to this years scholarship recipients.

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