Fulton Rotary Presents Scholarship

Fulton Noon Rotary Club member William Rasbeck presented a scholarship check to  Fulton High School graduate Mary West.

Mary is the winner of the Sandy and Sylvia Squires Scholarship this year.

Bill Rasbeck and Mary West
Bill Rasbeck and Mary West

She will attend Rensselaer PolyTech. Institute in September. Mary joins Sara Nelson who is attending Ithaca College for Physical Therapy, Ashlynn Palmitesso who is attending Rochester Institute of Technology for Microfluidic Engineering, and Adam Wolford who is attending Cornell University and majoring in Chemical Engineering.

Rasbeck spoke on the history of the Squires Scholarships.

Sandy Squires was a member of the Syracuse Rotary Club but weekly attended the Fulton Club.

Sandy was proud of his honorary membership in the Fulton club.

He was a strong supporter of high school athletics and one of Syracuse University’s greatest fans.

Upon the death Sandy and Sylvia Squires they donated a large amount of money to the Fulton Rotary Club Endowment to be used as scholarships for student athletes.

The requirements for the scholar-athletes have been set very high by the Rotarians.

They must be in the top 25% of their class by the third semester of their senior year. They must have four varsity sports letters.

They are judged by nine application reviewers – three Rotarians, three community members and three school members.