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Caruso and DuFore Awarded 2013 Elmer G. Hadlow Memorial Music Scholarships

Oswego, NY - Oswego High School Class of 2013 Graduates Cameron Caruso and Lisette DuFore were named the recipients of this year’s Elmer G. Hadlow Memorial Music Scholarship, which is awarded annually to an Oswego High School student who pursues an education and/or career in music.

Oswego High School Class of 2013 Graduate Cameron Caruso has been named the co-recipient of the 2013 Elmer G. Hadlow Memorial Music Scholarship, which is awarded annually to an Oswego High School student who pursues an education and/or career in music. Shown pictured with Caruso is Hadlows’s grandson, Shane Stepien.

Oswego High School Class of 2013 Graduate Cameron Caruso has been named the co-recipient of the 2013 Elmer G. Hadlow Memorial Music Scholarship, which is awarded annually to an Oswego High School student who pursues an education and/or career in music. Shown pictured with Caruso is Hadlows’s grandson, Shane Stepien.

The co-winners each received $250 for the recognition. The annual scholarship was established in 2005, upon the passing of Elmer G. Hadlow, a longtime resident of Oswego, and strong advocate of music in the Oswego community. Hadlow sang for over 50 years in church choirs, barbershop quartets and choruses throughout Oswego County and Central New York.

“We are very pleased to announce two recipients for the scholarship this year,” said Hadlow’s family members. “Both Cameron and Lisette have showed their passion and commitment to music, are each incredibly talented, and are now continuing their interests in college.”

Caruso, is the son of Romao and Karen Caruso of Oswego, and is now studying Music Education at Evangel University. While at Oswego High School, Caruso, was active in music at Oswego Alliance Church, Oswego Chamber Singers, Chorale, Area All-State Chorus, All-County Chorus, National Youth Choir 2012, Heritage Music Festival 2011 and NYSSMA Solofest.  He was also cast in the musicals Crazy for You, Oliver, The Sound of Music, and The Secret Garden.

Oswego High School Class of 2013 Graduate Lisette DuFore has been named the co-recipient of the 2013 Elmer G. Hadlow Memorial Music Scholarship, which is awarded annually to an Oswego High School student who pursues an education and/or career in music. Shown pictured with DuFore is Hadlows’s grandson, Shane Stepien.

Oswego High School Class of 2013 Graduate Lisette DuFore has been named the co-recipient of the 2013 Elmer G. Hadlow Memorial Music Scholarship, which is awarded annually to an Oswego High School student who pursues an education and/or career in music. Shown pictured with DuFore is Hadlows’s grandson, Shane Stepien.

DuFore, is the daughter of Mark and Lisa DuFore of Oswego, and is studying Music Education at SUNY Fredonia. DuFore was a four-year member of the Oswego High School Marching Band, a member of the National Honor Society, and also two-year member of Interact Club.

For more information or to make a donation to the Elmer G. Hadlow Memorial Music Scholarship Fund please contact (315) 342-2554. Students interested in applying for the music scholarship during the upcoming 2013-14 school year should pick up an Oswego High School Scholarship Application at their OHS Guidance Office.

Jeffrey Murray Awarded 2012 Elmer G. Hadlow Memorial Music Scholarship

Oswego High School Class of 2012 Graduate Jeffrey Murray has been named the recipient of the 2012 Elmer G. Hadlow Memorial Music Scholarship, which is awarded annually to an Oswego High School student who pursues an education and/or career in music. Shown pictured with Murray is Hadlows’s grandson, Shane Stepien.

Oswego, NY – Oswego High School Class of 2012 Graduate Jeffrey Murray has been named the recipient of the 2012 Elmer G. Hadlow Memorial Music Scholarship, which is awarded annually to an Oswego High School student who pursues an education and/or career in music.

The $500 annual scholarship was established in 2005, upon the passing of Elmer G. Hadlow, a longtime resident of Oswego, and strong advocate of music in the Oswego community. Hadlow sang for over 50 years in church choirs, barbershop quartets and choruses throughout Oswego County and Central New York.

“We’re thrilled to present this year’s scholarship to a student who has such a strong love for music,” said Hadlow’s family members. “We look forward to hearing about his Jeff’s musical pursuits in college and thereafter.”

Rebecca Smith was the 2011 scholarship recipient.

Murray, is the son of Thomas and Donalee Murray, and plans to pursue music studies at Onondaga Community College. He also hopes to join the United States Army Band after college, and ultimately be a performer and work in the music industry.

“Since I was little, I have always been encouraged to reach for the stars,” said Murray. “Playing music on the big stage is my life-long pursuit.”

Murray has been actively involved in musical programs throughout his high school academic career. He has participated in the Oneida Jazz Festival since 2009 and was awarded best drummer in class AAA for 2011-12 along with best rhythm section in 2011. He also participated in the NYSSMA Solo Fest, All County Band, All County Orchestra, Alternate All State Jazz Band, 3 Bands of America Competitions, NYS Field Band Competitions, and participated in numerous other parades and events over the past 3 years.

Murray was also selected for the prestigious US Army All American Marching Band in 2012 on drumset.

For more information or to make a donation to the Elmer G. Hadlow Memorial Music Scholarship Fund please contact (315) 342-2554. Students interested in applying for the music scholarship during the upcoming 2012-13 school year should pick up an Oswego High School Scholarship Application at their OHS Guidance Office.

Rebecca Smith Awarded 2011 Elmer G. Hadlow Memorial Music Scholarship

 

Oswego High School Senior Rebecca Smith has been named the recipient of the 2011 Elmer G. Hadlow Memorial Music Scholarship, which is awarded annually to an Oswego High School student who pursues an education and/or career in music. Shown pictured presenting the scholarship check to Smith is Hadlow’s grandson, Shane Stepien.

Oswego, NY - Oswego High School Senior Rebecca Smith has been named the recipient of the 2011 Elmer G. Hadlow Memorial Music Scholarship, which is awarded annually to an Oswego High School student who pursues an education and/or career in music.

The $500 annual scholarship was established in 2005, upon the passing of Elmer G. Hadlow, a longtime resident of Oswego, and strong advocate of music in the Oswego community. Hadlow sang for more than 50 years in church choirs, barbershop quartets and choruses throughout Oswego County and Central New York.

“We’re thrilled to present the scholarship to a student who has demonstrated a love for music throughout school and the community, all while maintaining exceptional academic grades,” said Hadlow family members. “We hope she enjoys her time at Roberts Wesleyan College, and look forward to hearing about her future endeavors.”

Chelsea Johnson was the recipient last year.

Smith, the daughter of Mark and Elizabeth Smith, plans to study Music Education at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, and plans to teach vocal and general music. She is also considering entering the field of special education or music therapy.

“Music is a way that I express my feelings and connect with people around me,” said Smith. “It is my aspiration to give my future students a positive, safe and accepting environment where they can feel comfortable expressing themselves through music, as I have had the opportunity to do.”

Smith has been extensively involved in musical programs throughout her academic career. Having participated in All-County and All-State Choruses, Chamber Singers, and four years of high school musicals, she has demonstrated her talent and aptitude for music. Smith has also been musically involved within her community and church. She is a church choir member and section leader, Community Musical Theater member, and has performed at the Oswego Speedway and Harborfest.

For more information on the Elmer G. Hadlow Memorial Music Scholarship please contact 342-2554. Students interested in applying for the music scholarship during the 2011-12 school year should pick up an Oswego High School Scholarship Application at their OHS Guidance Office.

Johnson Awarded 2010 Elmer G. Hadlow Memorial Music Scholarship

Chelsea Johnson was recently awarded $500 for the 2010 Elmer G. Hadlow Memorial Music Scholarship. Shown pictured recently at the check presentation were from left to right: Chelsea Johnson, 2010 scholarship winner, and Shane Stepien, Elmer Hadlow’s Grandson.

Oswego, NY – Oswego High School graduate Chelsea Johnson, of Oswego, has been named the recipient of the 2010 Elmer G. Hadlow Memorial Music Scholarship, which is awarded annually to an Oswego High School Student who pursues an education and/or career in music.

The $500 annual scholarship was established in 2005, upon the passing of Elmer G. Hadlow, a longtime resident of Oswego, and strong advocate of music in the Oswego community. Hadlow sang for more than 50 years in church choirs, barbershop quartets and choruses throughout Oswego County and Central New York.

Rachael Himes was the recipient of the award last year.

“We’re extremely pleased to recognize Chelsea for her musical accomplishments at the Oswego High School and within the community,” said Hadlow family members. “We look forward to hearing of her future endeavors in the music field and her pursuits of ultimately teaching music.”

“Our father had a passion for music and he would be very proud to know someone as talented as Chelsea was the recipient of an award in his honor,” the family added. “We are proud to be able to carry on our father’s legacy with this $500 scholarship to talented music students at the Oswego High School.

Chelsea, the daughter of Barney and Michelle Johnson of Oswego, plans to study Music Education at Spring Arbor University in Michigan and hopes to someday become a high school vocal teacher.

Johnson has been very active in the music programs offered in the Oswego City School district. As early as third grade she was singing in the chorus. She also participated in orchestra from third grade until her senior year in high school.  Johnson was also active in the Oswego Children’s Theater, Oswego Player’s Theater, all four high school musicals, Young Life, and as Vacation Bible School volunteer.

For more information on the Elmer G. Hadlow Memorial Music Scholarship please contact 342-2554. Students interested in applying for the music scholarship during the 2010-11 school year should pick up an Oswego High School Scholarship Application at their OHS Guidance Office.

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