FULTON – The New York State Education Department recently honored seven G. Ray Bodley High School students with college scholarships because of their academic achievement.
Each recipient received an award letter from NYSED Commissioner MaryElen Elia, who joined the New York State Board of Regents in congratulating the GRB students on their success.
A Scholarship for Academic Excellence in the amount of $1,500 was awarded to Ethan Wright, while the remaining SAE’s with a monetary award of $500 were awarded to Trent Berry, Miwa Burdic, Andrew Yankowsky, Aryelle Barbagallo, Megan Nicholson, Philip Summerville and Paige Rowlee.
Commissioner Elia noted in her letters that the students will receive the monetary awards once the state budget process is complete and funds are made available.
Qualifications for the scholarship included components such as a student’s commitment to receive their high school diploma, full-time study in an approved program at schools located in New York State and maintain good academic standing.
According to NYSED, all GRB recipients are “entitled to payment for up to four years of full-time study.”
Pictured in front, from left, are students Trent Berry, Megan Nicholson and Aryelle Barbagallo. In back, from left, are: GRB guidance counselor Joseph Nofal, Ethan Wright, Andrew Yankowsky, Miwa Burdic, Paide Rowlee and GRB guidance counselor Matt Goodnough.