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September 21, 2018

Birdlebough High School Juniors Earn Scholarships


PHOENIX – Although college financial awards are often reserved for members of a graduating class, 16 John C. Birdlebough High School juniors recently earned scholarships of their own.

Sixteen juniors were all smiles after receiving more than $500,000 in partial tuition scholarships. The awards were presented during a recent ceremony in the auditorium.

Sixteen juniors were all smiles after receiving more than $500,000 in partial tuition scholarships. The awards were presented during a recent ceremony in the auditorium.

Elite universities throughout New York state provided funding opportunities for Phoenix juniors who demonstrated exceptional leadership, scholarship and citizenship.

The awards, exceeding $500,000 in total, were presented to the winners during a morning assembly in the high school auditorium.

The award-winners were: Noah Neverette (St. Lawrence University Book Award); Ryan Virkler (Clark-son University Leadership Award); Ryan Luke (LeMoyne College Heights Award); Evan Logee (Clarkson University Achievement Award); Larissa Semanchuk-Enser (Rensselaer Medal Award); Alexa Ut-tamsingh (University of Rochester Frederick Douglas & Susan B. Anthony Award); Larissa Semanchuk-Enser (University of Rochester Bausch & Lomb Award); Joshua Margrey (University of Rochester Xerox Innovation & Information Technology Award); Brian Breen and Carolanne Switzer (RIT Computing Medal & Scholarship Awards); Breanna Backus and Eric Leach (RIT Innovation & Creativity Scholarship Awards); Jessica Haresign (Wells College – 21st Century Leadership Award; Morgan Bajish (Student Sage Award); Kea Corey (University of Rochester George Eastman Young Leaders Award and Scholar-ship); and Dylan Blumer and Nicole Hetko (Elmira College Key Awards).

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