HANNIBAL, NY – Hannibal High School senior Mackenzie Stevens recently received a financial boost for college, thanks to the Shirley Chillson Cianfarano Scholarship.
The annual scholarship serves as a tribute to Cianfarano, a longtime guidance secretary in the Hannibal Central School District who left a lasting impact on the community.
Upon her passing, family and friends created a scholarship in her name, which is given to a student who exhibits good character, commitment, leadership and academic achievement.
“These attributes were so much a part of (Shirley),” said her son, Steve Cianfarano. “Mackenzie fits the bill for exactly what she would have wanted in a scholarship recipient.”
Stevens plans to use the scholarship funds to defray some of the expenses associated with attending Alfred State next year, where she will pursue her studies in veterinary science.