Valley Central High School 2020 Awards

Posted 7/1/20

Editor’s Note: Continued list of Valley Central awards from the June 24th edition.

The Bullville Fire Company Scholarship Awards: This year there are 6 awards at $200 each presented to: …

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Valley Central High School 2020 Awards

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Editor’s Note: Continued list of Valley Central awards from the June 24th edition.

The Bullville Fire Company Scholarship Awards: This year there are 6 awards at $200 each presented to: Jasmine Dowding, Modesty Escalante, Melissa Leiter, Haley Rothstein, Sydney Zuber, Kristopher Lindine

The Bullville Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary Award $100 : Joseph Raymond

The Montgomery Fire Department Volunteer Emergency Services Awards. Two awards in the amount of $250 each presented to graduating seniors who volunteer for a community service organization such as a Fire Company, Ambulance, Ladies Auxiliary or Police Department: Thomas Grismer, Isabelle Nokland

The Coldenham Ladies Auxiliary Community Service Award. In the amount of $300 to a graduating senior who has done community service as a volunteer in one of the following fields: Fireman, Medic, Medical, Law Enforcement or Military: Alyssa Guardino

The Coldenham Fire Company Scholarship in Memory of Andrew Fischlein in the amount of $500.00 to a senior who plans to attend Orange County Community College. This scholarship is based on effort in high school, and participation in extracurricular activities: Michelle Urbanski

The Class of 2012 Dylan Perez Award. Given to a Valley Central graduating senior who exhibits leadership, teamwork, and love for his or her class and school. Dylan Perez was a 2012 graduate who faithfully served Valley Central and was greatly admired by his peers. This year two awards for $250 each: Adriana Reda, Kyle Rosenberger

The Roy C. Morgan Motivated Entrepreneur Award in the amount of $250 intended to honor a high school student who demonstrates a strong work ethic, passion for business and has developed strong moral character: Vincent Ranieri

The Joseph A. Savage Memorial Scholarship. Given in memory of Joseph Savage a member of the class of 2007, to a hardworking, outgoing senior who has attended Vo-Tech and plans to pursue a career in a skilled trade, preferably in the field of heating and air conditioning. This award is intended to help with the purchase of tools, uniforms, and certification and work related materials. The $250 award goes to: Mark Cortes

The Richie Reynolds Award in the amount of $250 presented to a Valley Central graduating senior who has shown determination, a positive attitude and has overcome great obstacles: Kendall Adams

The Ralph M. Aiello Journalism Award to a senior who plans to attend college and pursue a career in journalism, communications or photography. This $250 award goes to: Taylor Esposito

The Anthony Lally Memorial Award in the amount of $250 along with a plaque, presented in memory of Anthony Lally, a member of the Class of 2000, to a graduating senior who exemplifies humanitarian characteristics, has been involved in community service, and demonstrates a love for music: Thomas Grismer

The All Night Graduation Better Choice Award $250 awarded to a graduating senior who was faced with a situation and made a better choice: Gabriella Miyoshi

Walden Women’s Club Award. In the amount of $250 to the senior who has given unselfishly to the school and community and has shown outstanding moral character and who plans on to further her education: Tam Vu

The Anthony M. Cola Memorial Scholarship. This year 3 awards in the amount of $250 each to graduating seniors who are average students, have a hard-working attitude, and exhibit a wonderful cheerful cooperative personality: Felicia Cholula, Tyler Eisenhardt, Juliana Polverino

The Colden Park Homeowners Association Award in the amount of $300 awarded to a graduating senior who is a resident of Colden Park has been involved in school and community activities: Zayda Henry

Historic Montgomery Association Award, in the amount of $300 to a senior planning to further their education and study in the field of history, historic preservation, archeology or a related field: Mira Paz

Town of Shawangunk Republican Committee Scholarship: $300 award presented to a college bound student: Kaitlyn Flannery

The Jeff Nicoli Sr. ALS Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $300 presented to a senior entering college to study in the medical profession: Taylor Gillespie

The Lois C. Pitt Memorial Award in the amount of $400 to a senior from Valley Central High School or a private/parochial school in the Valley Central school district who exhibits a love of children and is pursuing further education preferably in elementary education and or music: Taylor Esposito

The Michael Purcell Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $500 presented to the senior who is ranked ninth in their graduating class, is in good academic standing, and plans to pursue higher education: Haley Rothstein

James Gesso Memorial Award in the amount of $500 to a senior who possesses overall good character traits such as compassion, honesty, perseverance, trustworthiness, and friendliness: Thomas Briand

The Lester “Skip” Geiger Physical Education Memorial Award in the amount of $500, given to a senior planning to pursue a career in physical education and coaching who exemplifies the qualities of determination, dedication, and good sportsmanship: Tyler Eisenhardt

The Kara-Lynn Caltavuturo Fashion/Design Award for $500 awarded to the graduating senior who plans to make fashion/design/drawing a career and is willing to help others with their design, has patience, and will go the extra mile: Rachel Cummings

The Thomas J. Gabrynowicz Community Service Memorial Scholarship, in the amount of $500, awarded to a senior seeking post-secondary education, and has performed at least 100 hours of volunteer community service during the course of their high school career. Mr. Gabrynowicz was a beloved member of our community who is sorely missed: Delia Satriano

The Dustin James Fallen Police Officer Memorial Award. This year there are two awards in the amount of $500 each for a graduating Senior who is enrolling in college to pursue a career in law enforcement, emergency services or military enlistment, with priority given to law enforcement. Awarded to: Isabelle Nokland, Aidan Starr

The Wallkill Valley Federal Savings & Loan Scholarship. Two awards in the amount of $500 each for graduating seniors who will be pursuing a career in the business or financial field. Students have a positive attitude, good character, strong work ethic with academics, and plan to attend a 2 or 4 year college: Connor Fitzgibbons, Eric Lindahl III

The Jimmy Holbert Memorial Award. Jimmy Holbert went by many nicknames, but one thing everyone called him was friend. A mountain of a young man, Jimmy left an indelible mark on his community. His sense of humor is still talked about among the people who knew him best. He was a standout baseball and football player for Valley Central who used his size to challenge opponents on the football field and crush baseballs on the diamond. Ironically, Jimmy had a different philosophy away from sports. He was kind, considerate, and people oriented. He would stop whatever trivial thing he was doing and come to your aid. Sadly, he is missed from our community. This year’s winner possesses Jimmy’s spirit and love for nature in all forms. The recipient of the $500 James “Jimmy” Holbert award this year is: Gregory Kindlain, Jr.

The Sutter Memorial Scholarship for $500 awarded to a deserving graduating senior who exhibits a caring and nurturing attitude and plans to further their education at a SUNY college in pursuit of a degree in the field of Education: Mackenzie Dickman

The Taylor and Kyle Doce Academic Award #3 This $500 award is presented to a Valley Central graduating senior who is ranked third in their graduating class, has achieved academic excellence and plans to pursue higher education: Katherine Canavan

The Taylor and Kyle Doce Academic Award #4 This $500 award is presented to a Valley Central graduating senior who is ranked fourth in their graduating class, has achieved academic excellence and plans to pursue higher education: Erin-Rose Cooney

The David A. Boulanger Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $500 awarded to a graduating senior who has successfully completed the criteria for the prestigious award of Eagle Scout and who intends to give back to the community the experience they have gained from their scouting career: Lucca Dobson

The Ida & Joseph Ruscitti Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $500, presented to a senior who has shown diligent effort and concentrated study, has improved his or her academic average, plans to attend college, and has contributed to the general welfare of the community by his or her involvement in school and community activities awarded to: Casey Leyden

The Valley Central Administrators Association Award. Two awards at $500 each presented to graduating seniors who have exhibited leadership, scholarship, service to the school and have displayed a genuine interest in helping others. Awarded to: Francesca DiBernardo, Taylor Esposito

The Robert Francis Berger Award presented to a Valley Central High School senior in the amount of $600 who plans to attend a trade school post-graduation and displays volunteerism in their community and/or school: Christopher Petillo

The Town of Newburgh Policemen’s Benevolent Association. Ray Tweed Memorial Scholarship This year there are three awards in the amount of $500 each awarded to a HS senior entering college, who participated in school activities, provided community service and is in good academic standing: Kimberly Black, Matthew Blackwell, Tyler Muyet

The Timothy Lubitz Memorial Scholarship Award three awards in the amount $500 each awarded to Valley Central graduating seniors who plan to attend a college and major in engineering. Presented to: Lucca Dobson, Taylor Gillespie, Arianna Miranda

Mediacom Entrepreneur of Tomorrow Award. Awarded to a motivated and talented graduating senior planning to pursue a career in the field of media production. This $1,000 award goes to: Kayleigh Donachie

The next two awards are given in memory of Rachel Goebel, Class of 2005. Rachel will be remembered for her ability to befriend students from different backgrounds and groups. She played the flute, piccolo, and oboe in the band and participated in Authentic Science Research. Following graduation she attended the University of Buffalo and graduated with a BS in Geology. While at UB she developed her love for Tango and continued to champion the environment by urging the Governor to ban fracking.

Rachel Lynn Goebel Memorial Scholarship for Music or Dance awarded to a Valley Central High School graduating senior with a grade point average of B or above pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in the field of instrumental music or dance. This $1,000 award goes to: Gabe Donovan

Rachel Lynn Goebel Memorial Scholarship for Science In the amount of $1,000 awarded to a Valley Central High School graduating senior with a grade point average of B or above and planning to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in a science field: Joseph Raymond

The Walden Rotary “David T. Cocks Service Above Self” Scholarship in the amount of $1000 awarded to a graduating Valley Central High School senior planning to attend college full-time in the fall semester following graduation and who has made a difference within their community by enriching the lives of others: Kyle Rosenberger

The John D. Garrison Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1000 given to a college bound senior who plans to study Business or Finance, exhibits community involvement and is service oriented: Autumn Purcell

The Diane T. Holik Memorial Scholarship for $1,000 awarded to a graduating senior who excelled in their business courses and embodies the qualities of success due to work ethic, scholarship, kindness, and honesty that which Diane encompassed in her lifetime. Diane was a 1976 Valley Central graduate: Amanda Paulus

The Raymond J. Dulye Memorial Scholarship. This award is given in remembrance of Raymond J. Dulye, eminent editor, publisher, radio personality and “Voice of the Hudson Valley and proudly sponsored by Linda Dulye, daughter of Ray Dulye and member of the Valley High School class of 1973. $1,000 to an outstanding senior who plans to major in Journalism or Communications, demonstrates strong academic performance, high integrity and is an outstanding role model of leadership among his or her peers: Nicholas Savage

The Sohns Appliance Business Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 presented to a graduating Valley Central High School senior who is college bound and planning to major in Business Administration awarded to: Autumn Purcell

The Bill & Mary Devitt Scholarship in the amount of $1000 awarded to a Valley Central High School graduating senior who will be attending SUNY Orange, has demonstrated an active participation at Valley Central during their high school career and has a combined GPA of at least 80 or above: Kyle Krinsky

The St. Pat’s Ramble Community Athletic Scholarship. $1000 each awarded to students who are varsity athletes involved in volunteer and community service: Mackenzie Dickman, Connor Fitzgibbons

The United Commercial Travelers Edwin K. Kohl Council - Gerard Thorne Memorial Award. Two awards in the amount of $1,000 each to Valley Central graduating seniors who have served his/her community and have maintained a high scholastic average: Madison Centanni, Felicia Cholula

Orange County Counselor Association Scholarship Awards: Two $1000 awards: Sunshine Schneider, Mackenzie Ross

The Wallkill Masonic Lodge #627 Community Service Award. Two awards for $1,000 each to Valley Central High School graduating seniors who best exemplifies the fundamental principles of free masonry, good citizenship, respect, and the willingness to work to make the world a better place: Ethan Amburg, Lucca Dobson

The Center for Prayer and Meditation Scholarship. This $1500 scholarship is for graduating students who will be pursuing a degree in the medical field at a 2 or 4 year college or university: Maddie Artusa

The Corinne Feller Memorial Scholarship. A $3,000 award presented in memory of Corinne Feller, graduate of the Class of 1998, to graduating seniors who have demonstrated leadership skills and actively advocates concern for the less fortunate; has a high moral character and will be attending a school of higher education: Connor Fitzgibbons

The John Mazur Memorial Scholarship Fund. 4 awards totalling $8,000 to Valley Central High School seniors planning to pursue an occupation in the field of agriculture OR a related field and has demonstrated an appreciation for the contribution that agriculture has made to society. Receiving $2,000 each: Kaitlyn Bontreger, Francesca DiBernardo, Jonathan Jurgens, Mackenzie Zupko

The Frommer Family Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 awarded to a Valley Central High School graduating senior who will be attending SUNY Orange, has demonstrated an active participation at Valley Central and has a combined GPA of at least 80 or above. This award goes to: Ivan Gonzales

The Dr. Morton I. Blackman Memorial Award for in the amount of $150 to A student whose character and personal traits exemplify the high character, friendly personality, and spirit of community service exemplified by the late Dr. Blackman. This award goes to: Katie Crofoot

The Ronald Jacobowitz Leadership Scholarship in the amount of $500 presented to a senior planning further studies in business and shows great potential in this field: Mitchell Darwin

Roy D. Parker Education Scholarship Awards: Awarded to an Orange County or Sullivan County resident who is planning to enroll in SUNY Orange, Mount St. Mary College, or Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine-Middletown, NY., four awards presented to: Lucca Dobson - $2,000; Thomas Grismer - $1,500; Mackenzie Zupko - $1,500; Gabriella Miyoshi - $1,500

The Wallkill Valley Health Coalition Scholarship This year two scholarships of $2500 each presented to graduating students who have maintained an overall average of 85 or above or a GPA of 3.0 and above and will be pursuing a college degree in the healthcare field: Maddie Artusa, Isabelle Nokland

George’s Fuel Oil Company Scholarship Awards: There are six awards at $500 each presented to the following students: Trevor Ciganek, Cameron Davidson, Cloyd Davis, Megan Harkins, Hannah Moore, Jonathan Zavala

The Jardine Family Scholarships: 10 awards totaling $5,000 presented to graduating seniors who have demonstrated good solid academics while in high school, have shown an interest in community service and plan to continue with their education. The following awards are $500 each

Emma Jardine Award - Victoria Colon

Hannah Jardine Science Award - Katherine Geiselhardt

Jackie Jardine Nursing Award - Lindsey Medina

Jardine Family Military Award - Kaitlyn Murphy

John Jardine Jr. Medical Field Award - Francesca DiBernardo

John Jardine Sr. CTECH Award - Ariana Carroll

Johnstons Subaru Award - Alanie Hew

Johnstons Toyota Award - Danielle Balducci

Sarah Jardine Communications Award - Taylor Esposito

Steve Jardine Marketing Award - Korin Bryan

Town of Montgomery Community Response Team Essay Contest

#TOMSTRONG: Two $5000 awards for best essay on How has the Coronavirus outbreak impacted you and /or your loved ones? And what can we take from this pandemic that could help our community moving forward? Awarded to: Ethan Amburg, Jenna Lugo

We have all felt the weight and stress of the last few months in the world, in our nation, and in our community. Not everything will be as we left it on March 12th as so much has changed; some…. that needs to change and some…. that should not. But one thing that persevered throughout these hardships and trials has been the dedication and commitment of our award donors and our award winners. I want to encourage all student recipients to be certain to seek out their donors and thank them for their generosity and dedication to Valley Central and for believing in you! Thank you and Congratulations!

Awards will be mailed home to each recipient. Please allow time for these awards to reach your homes. Inside each envelope there will be specific information for each student about your particular donor including name and address. We strongly encourage each of you to thank the donors for their generosity.

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