Friday, May 23, 2014

Middletown Kiwanis Awards Annual College Scholarships

On May 21st, 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.

Each student was accompanied by a school representative who described the qualities and accomplishments of their school’s recipient. Kiwanis President Lynn Baldoni then made the scholarship presentations. Starting with the $2,000 awards:

Kimberly Hedger, a graduating senior from Middletown High School who will be attending Rochester Institute of Technology in the fall.

Andrei Severin, a graduating senior from Vinal Technical High School who will be attending Becker College in the fall.

Kathryn Wall, a graduating senior from Mercy High School who will be attending Union College in the fall.

William Garrity, a graduating senior from Xavier High School who will be attending St. Lawrence University in the fall.

Clayton Smith, a senior from Vinal Technical High School was the recipient of the $500 scholarship for an incoming Middlesex Community College freshman.

The Kiwanis scholarship committee also selected Andrei Severin 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 Middletown Kiwanis Foundation's annual golf tournament proceeds are used to help fund the annual scholarship awards. This year’s tournament will be held on August 19th at Lyman’s Golf Course. The Kiwanis are seeking sponsors for this event. Anyone interested in playing or in  being a sponsor should email for more information.

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