Awards and Scholarships

The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley distributed 181 scholarships totaling $311,364 to students in the Hudson Valley, including many 2017 graduates of Beacon High School. The foundation, which administers funds for donors, received more than 1,000 applications.

Andy Vito/Harold Tompkins/Ron Vece Scholarship Fund
Kevin Heady
Dennis Edward Walden Scholarship Fund
Gabrielle Lucas
Destiny Minto
Frank Thomas Groff Scholarship Fund
Olivia Banks
George A. and Catherine V. Quill Scholarship Fund
Olivia Banks
Hudson Valley Guns and Hoses Scholarship Fund (Deputy Sheriff Kris Cuddeback Scholarship)
Gabrielle Lucas
Joseph S. Guarneri Sr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
Brandon Gacer
Juan Lafuente Memorial Scholarship Fund
Richard Kish
Mary McKenzie Memorial Scholarship Fund
Dominique Lewis
Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation Scholarship Fund
Olivia Banks
Norman and Rita Nussbickel Memorial Scholarship TCF Fund
Sydney Dexter
Robert K. Gould Memorial Scholarship Fund
Olivia Banks
Gabrielle Lucas
Southern Dutchess Exchange Club Youth Achievement Fund
Brandon Gacer
Leslie C. and Irene G. Roe Fund
Richard Kish

Other awards

  • Morgan Hotaling and Samantha Phillips of Haldane High School were among 10 students presented with $300 scholarships by the Putnam County Retired Teachers’ Association.
  • Lianna Culp of Garrison, who attends Wesleyan University, was recognized with the White Fellowship awarded for excellence to a graduate or advanced undergraduate in the government studies program.
  • Kindu Green (Graphic Design), Jade Herring (Graphic Design), Jarek Panko (Security & Law Enforcement), Michael Patchen (Security & Law Enforcement) and Rayna Thompson (Culinary Arts) were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society chapter of the Dutchess BOCES Career and Technical Institute. They each attend Beacon High School.
  • Kerri Moseman of Beacon, a senior at Clarkson University majoring in biomolecular science, was awarded the Dr. George L. Jones Jr. Memorial Scholarship Award, which recognizes an outstanding student in physical chemistry.
  • Leah Giavatto of Beacon was one of 102 SUNY Potsdam student-athletes to be named to Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll for the the State University of New York Athletic Conference for 2016-17. Giavatto is a member of the women’s basketball team.

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