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September 21, 2018

More Than $400,000 in awards handed out to APW Seniors


More than $400,000 in scholarships, grants, and awards were handed out to graduating seniors from Altmar-Parish-Williamstown High School at their annual Senior Awards banquet.

Principal Jamie Coppola, along with teachers and staff members welcomed the seniors and their families for the presentation of awards.

The Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Dollars for Scholars chapter presented 18 scholarship awards in the amount of $500 each to the following seniors from the class of 2014: Leianna Burke, Chelsea Cooper, Jared DeMarais, Jena Dupont, Andrew Hale, Michael Hale, Kerrigan Holley, Alexandra Hutchinson, Lacey Kowalski, Emilie Mullin, Shaylah Nichols, Lindzi Pfluger, Mikaela Pluff, Kaylee Schreyer, Erin Stever, Rachael Thormann, Katie VanBuskirk, and Kelsie Wilson.  Dollars for Scholars is a non-profit organization made up of volunteers interested in providing financial assistance to local high school students pursuing higher education. The APW Dollars for Scholars chapter was formed in 1985 and since its inception has awarded over $250,000 to APW Seniors pursuing a post-secondary education.

The Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Dollars for Scholars chapter presented 18 scholarship awards in the amount of $500 each to the following seniors from the class of 2014: Leianna Burke, Chelsea Cooper, Jared DeMarais, Jena Dupont, Andrew Hale, Michael Hale, Kerrigan Holley, Alexandra Hutchinson, Lacey Kowalski, Emilie Mullin, Shaylah Nichols, Lindzi Pfluger, Mikaela Pluff, Kaylee Schreyer, Erin Stever, Rachael Thormann, Katie VanBuskirk, and Kelsie Wilson. Dollars for Scholars is a non-profit organization made up of volunteers interested in providing financial assistance to local high school students pursuing higher education. The APW Dollars for Scholars chapter was formed in 1985 and since its inception has awarded over $250,000 to APW Seniors pursuing a post-secondary education.

Students asked their favorite teacher or staff member to read their remarks and then announce their awards. The following students received awards:

Erin Allen: Ella O. Phillips Memorial Award; Amanda Barry: Club Renaissance Award; Ashley Bishop: APW Art Award; Jena Booth: Lynn Phillips Memorial Award; Tia Britton: Utica College Achievement Award, APW Civil Service Award, and Joseph Metott Memorial Award; Leianna Burke: Dollars for Scholars International Wire Scholarship, and “Special Friends” Scholarship; Shane Burrows: Nate Thomas Memorial Award, 2014 Scholarship for Academic Excellence, APW Honor Graduate, Ashbel Upson Ballister Award, Christopher S. Bullock Class of 2006 Memorial Award, and Rochelle Nicolette Perry Memorial Scholarship in Engineering.

Ty Christian: Joseph Metott Memorial Award; Chelsea Cooper: Ella Hanrahan Ballister Award, Class of 1989 Scholarship, Max Templeton Memorial Award, Keuka Presidential Scholarship, Elston A. Ecker Scholarship, APW Honor Graduate Award; Student Government School Service and Leadership Award, Dollars for Scholars John F. McCarty and General Fund Scholarship, and Oswego County Counselors’ Association Education Award; Jacob Davis: Science Club Award.

The Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Honor Graduate Award recognizes seniors who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement by earning a four year academic average of 90 or higher. Candidates for this award receive an honor cord to wear during their commencement ceremony. 2014 graduates earning this distinction at the school’s annual awards banquet were: Shane Burrows, Chelsea Cooper, Jared DeMarais, Andrew Hale, Kathleen Haskins, Colby Kennedy, Emilie Mullin, Shaylah Nichols, Lindzi Pfluger, Kaylee Schreyer, Erin Stever, Kalista Sutton, Rachael Thormann, and Heather Wood.

The Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Honor Graduate Award recognizes seniors who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement by earning a four year academic average of 90 or higher. Candidates for this award receive an honor cord to wear during their commencement ceremony. 2014 graduates earning this distinction at the school’s annual awards banquet were: Shane Burrows, Chelsea Cooper, Jared DeMarais, Andrew Hale, Kathleen Haskins, Colby Kennedy, Emilie Mullin, Shaylah Nichols, Lindzi Pfluger, Kaylee Schreyer, Erin Stever, Kalista Sutton, Rachael Thormann, and Heather Wood.

Jared DeMarais: Amelia Wade Memorial Award for Character, APW Band Award, Rochelle Nicolette Perry Memorial Scholarship in Engineering, Arlene Superko High Achievement in Math and Science Scholarship, Dollars for Scholars Edick and Hamlink VFW Post 369 and General Fund Scholarship, Nate Thomas Memorial Award, APW Honor Graduate Award, APW Class of 2010 Scholarship, and Boy Scout Troop Scholarship Award; Zachary Dennison: Club Renaissance Award.

Jena Dupont: Science Club Award, Doris Murray Memorial Award, APW Faculty Association Scholarship, and Dollars of Scholars Williamstown Staff and General Fund Scholarship; Jessica Graham: Fulton Savings Bank Cayuga Community College Scholarship, APW Faculty Association Nursing Scholarship, Nancy Wart Nursing Award, and Jeremy Spencer Memorial Award; Andrew Hale: FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plan Achievement Award, Jessica K. Perry Memorial Scholarship Award, Albion Fish and Game Club Bob Ewert Award, Steven Ernest Esposito Memorial Scholarship, Dollars for Scholars Bob Kilts Memorial Scholarship, APW Band Booster Award, APW Honor Graduate Award, and ESF College Scholarship and Centennial Hall Scholarship.

Michael Hale: Rochelle Nicolette Perry Memorial Scholarship in Engineering, Nancy Wart Memorial Award, Steven Ernest Esposito Memorial Scholarship, Nate Thomas Memorial Award, SUNY Potsdam Freshman Scholarship, Joseph Metott Memorial Award, and Dollars for Scholars Arlene Superko Scholarship; William Hall: C. Rex Crosby Award; Kennedy Harding: Jeremy Spencer Memorial Award; Kathleen Haskins: U.S. Marine Corps Semper Fidelis Award, APW Honor Graduate Award, Doris Gates-Bristol Memorial Award, and Rodney W. Jennings Memorial Scholarship.

Kerrigan Holley: APW Faculty Associate Nursing Scholarship, Marie Phillips Memorial Award, LeMoyne College Leader Scholarship Award, Dollars for Scholars David and Kathleen Steele and General Fund Scholarship; Alexandra Hutchinson: 2014 Morrisville State College Equine Scholarship Competition, Jessica K. Perry Memorial Scholarship Award, and Dollars for Scholars Oswego County Mutual Insurance Company Scholarship; Jonah Karboski: Boy Scout Troop 825 Certificate of Appreciation.

Colby Kennedy: APW Honor Graduate Award, and APW Marching Band Award; Lacey Kowalski: Dollars for Scholars Arlene Superko Scholarship, and APW Chorus Dedication Award; Zachary Mosher: LaRock Scholarship; Emilie Mullin: APW Honor Graduate Award, SUNY Plattsburgh Freshman Merit Scholarship, C. Rex Crosby Scholarship, and Dollars for Scholars Arlene Superko Scholarship.

Shaylah Nichols: Dollars for Scholars APW Elementary Staff Scholarship, “Special Friends” Medical Scholarship, David C. Phelps Naval Corpsman Scholarship, 2014 Scholarship for Academic Excellence, Syracuse University Hilton and Chancellor’s Scholarship, APW Honor Graduate Award, and Susan Cooper Fassler Prize; Jarid Paninski: David Antoski Memorial Award, and State of New York Legislative Resolution Certificate; Cole Pappa: Joseph Metott Memorial Award.

The 2014 recipients of the Amelia Michelle Wade Memorial Scholarship awards are pictured with Amelia’s mother, Valerie Wade. From left are: Kaylee Schreyer, Wade, and Katie VanBuskirk. Also presented with the award, but unavailable at time of photo was Jared DeMarais. The awards were presented to APW seniors with exceptional character or who plan to enter the medical field.

The 2014 recipients of the Amelia Michelle Wade Memorial Scholarship awards are pictured with Amelia’s mother, Valerie Wade. From left are: Kaylee Schreyer, Wade, and Katie VanBuskirk. Also presented with the award, but unavailable at time of photo was Jared DeMarais. The awards were presented to APW seniors with exceptional character or who plan to enter the medical field.

Lindzi Pfluger: Dollars for Scholars Ecker/Faulkner Memorial Scholarship, SUNY Oneonta Presidential Scholarship, LaRock Scholarship, APW Honor Graduate Award, and Fulton Savings Bank SUNY Oneonta Scholarship; Rhiannon Plantz: Club Renaissance Award; Mikaela Pluff: APW Faculty Association Nursing Scholarship, Amanda Hutchinson and Jeremy Spencer Memorial Award, and Dollars for Scholars Robert and Robin Bryant and General Fund Scholarship; Morgan Robinson: Parish Alumni Association Improvement Award, and Joseph Metott Memorial Award.

Kaylee Schreyer: Dollars for Scholars Fay McElveen Memorial Scholarship, Amelia Michelle Wade Memorial Award for Character, Class of 2014 Valedictorian Award, Michael D. Peters Memorial Scholarship, Arlene Superko High Achievement Award in Math and Science Scholarship, Dora Bristol Memorial Award, APW Valedictorian Award, Lisa Ann Stoddard Ecumenical Incentive Award, 2014 Scholarship for Academic Excellence, and US Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence Award.

Erica Spencer: Christopher S. Bullock Class of 2016 Memorial Award, and Joseph Murray Memorial Award; Sierra Spink: APW Music Achievement Award; Erin Stever: Oswego Teachers’ Employees Federal Credit Union Scholarship, University of New Haven Distinguished Scholar Award, Class of 1989 Scholarship, APW Honor Graduate Award, Dollars for Scholars Arlene Superko Scholarship, and APW Civil Service Award; Kalista Sutton: Nancy Wart Office Technologies Award, and APW Honor Graduate Award.

Rachael Thormann: Science Club Award, RIT Achievement Scholarship, NRG Oswego Harbor Power Certificate of Scholarship, Rodney W. Jennings Memorial Scholarship, RIT High School Junior Award Scholarship, Parish Alumni Association Congeniality Award, Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant Achievement Award, Oswego County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs Hank Cosselman Memorial Scholarship, PEO Sisterhood Scholarship, Arlene Superko Attendance/Academic Scholarship, Class of 2014 Salutatorian Award, 2014 Scholarship for Academic Excellence, Oswego County Board of Realtors Scholarship, Delta Kappa Gamma Society Alpha Iota Chapter Award, and Dollars for Scholars Amy and Ed Healy and General Fund Scholarship.

Katie VanBuskirk: Amelia Michelle Wade Memorial Scholarship for Medical, Dollars for Scholars James and Harriette Forkhamer and General Fund Scholarship, and John McCarty Memorial Scholarship; David Whaley: Christopher Town Memorial Award, and Gerald Haynes Memorial Award; Kelsie Wilson: Dollars for Scholars Jennifer Sortman Memorial Scholarship.

Timothy Wilson: LeMoyne College Leader Scholarship, Science Club Award, NRG Oswego Harbor Power Certificate of Scholarship, Oswego County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs Hank Cosselman Memorial Scholarship, APW Drama Club Award, and Dorothy P. Bristol Memorial Award; Haylie Wood: Club Renaissance Award; Heather Wood: APW Honor Graduate Award, APW Faculty Association Nursing Scholarship, Class of 1978 Memorial Award, Student Government School Service and Leadership Award.

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