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Phoenix High School juniors earn accolades

Graduating seniors at John C. Birdlebough High School were not the only students to earn academic recognition and scholarships during year-end ceremonies, as 15 junior classmen received major financial awards as well.

Phoenix High School juniors recently earned scholarships recognizing them for their leadership, innovation, community involvement, problem-solving abilities and academic achievement. In front, from left, are Taylor Chesboro, Emma Brunell, Emilie Schneider, Finella Campanino, Olivia Uttamsingh, Ashley Centner, Hannah Lees, Delaine May and Abigail Ewald. In back, from left, are Jacqueline Greer, Andrew Smith, Shaun Turner, Wyatt Parker, Benjamin Bulgrien and Justin Ross.
Phoenix High School juniors recently earned scholarships recognizing them for their leadership, innovation, community involvement, problem-solving abilities and academic achievement. In front, from left, are Taylor Chesboro, Emma Brunell, Emilie Schneider, Finella Campanino, Olivia Uttamsingh, Ashley Centner, Hannah Lees, Delaine May and Abigail Ewald. In back, from left, are Jacqueline Greer, Andrew Smith, Shaun Turner, Wyatt Parker, Benjamin Bulgrien and Justin Ross.

“These are pretty prestigious awards,” said JCB Principal Greg Molloy during an assembly June 13. “This is an awful lot of money – some (scholarships) are worth $40,000. You’ve worked hard and deserve these awards.”

Molloy praised the students for their efforts and presented the following financial awards:

St. Lawrence University Book Award – Taylor Chesboro; Clarkson University Leadership Award – Benjamin Bulgrien; LeMoyne College Heights Award – Jacqueline Greer; University of Rochester Xerox Innovation and Information Technology Award – Ashley Centner; Wells College 21st Century Leadership Award – Emma Brunell; RIT Computing Medal and Scholarship Award: Finella Campanino and Justin Ross; Student Sage Award – Abigail Ewald and Delaine May; University of Rochester Frederick Douglas and Susan B. Anthony Award – Emilie Schneider; University of Rochester Bausch and Lomb Award – Olivia Uttamsingh; University of Rochester George Eastman Young Leaders Award and Scholarship – Shaun Turner; Clarkson University Achievement Award – Andrew Smith; Elmira College Key Award – Hannah Lees; Rensselaer Medal Award – Wyatt Parker.