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Women’s College Scholarship Club’s 2011 winners

September 26, 2011
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

SARANAC LAKE - Five 2011 Saranac Lake High School graduates are each receiving an $800 scholarship from the Women's College Scholarship Club; three Continuing Education students are each receiving $850. The club has also donated $100 to the Saranac Lake Free Library, for a total contribution of $6,650 to further education in the Saranac Lake community.

Club members also made donations to area organizations at each monthly meeting. In this way, WCSC lent support to the Tri-Lakes Humane Society and local food pantries. The club also collected items for care packages for members of the military and school supplies for local elementary school students.

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High School winners

The five Saranac Lake High School seniors' scholarships are based not only on academic achievement, but also on community service, financial need and other factors. The recipients are as follows:

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Hannah Eckert is the daughter of Bob Eckert and Sheila Delarm, Paul Smiths. She will attend the University of Denver and plans to study psychology. Hannah assisted in organizing the Adirondack Youth Climate Summit, organized the Joy of Giving Program and was a faculty member at the International Creative Problem Solving Institute. She traveled to Uganda to work with underprivileged children and was a member of the Nordic Ski Team, the Art Club and the Particle Physics Club.

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Meadow Hackett, the daughter of Joseph and Maria Hackett, Ray Brook, will study in the School of Business at Villanova University. She played varsity hockey and lacrosse for four years and served as president of both the Student Council and the Future Business Leaders of America Club during her senior year. She has followed numerous theatrical pursuits, taught religious education classes and served as a Big Buddy through the Key Club program. Meadow also traveled to Helsinki through her involvement in the Adirondack Youth Climate Summit.

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Maria Trummer, the daughter of John and Cindy Trummer, Saranac Lake, will study French and Chinese at St. Lawrence University. She has been active in the Girl Scouts, where she developed a presentation on environmental justice. Maria has also participated in the Model UN program, the WISE program, Culture Club and Empowered Teens.

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Sage Vargo is the daughter of John and Colleen Vargo, Saranac Lake. She plans to study creative writing at SUNY Purchase. Sage participated in the Model UN program, Art Club, French Club and the Senior Play. She also walked in the Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention walk and volunteered at Pendragon Theater.

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Samantha Williams, the daughter of Jim and Patricia Williams, Saranac Lake, will attend Clarkson University to prepare for a career in physical therapy. She is a member of the National Honor Society, worked on the school newspaper and participated in many projects with Empowered Teens. She has also done volunteer work for the Adirondack Medical Center and North Country Life Flight.

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Continuing education winners

The adult education scholarships are given to students who are returning to academia to further their careers.

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Kelley E. Doyle, Saranac Lake, is an L.P.N. pursuing an R.N. degree at North Country Community College. Her 20-year-old daughter is also an L.P.N. seeking her R.N. degree; mother and daughter take classes together. Kelley has volunteered with Meals-on-Wheels, the Willard Hamner Guideboat Race and Ralph Morrow Canoe and Kayak Event and the Casey McHugh Memorial Hockey Tournament. Her hobbies are woodcarving and painting on tree fungus.

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Joan M. Law, Saranac Lake, is in the nursing program at North Country Community College working to become a registered nurse. She has two children, one 21 years old and the other 16. Her community activities include being involved in Winter Carnival, sporting events and fund-raising dinners. Joan enjoys boating, fishing, snowshoeing, skiing, motorcycle riding and family activities.

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Nicolle Patraw, Lake Clear, will be working toward a licensed practical nursing degree at North Country Community College with a goal of eventually getting an R.N. degree. She has four children ages 11, 13, 17 and 19 and is involved with all her children's many activities, especially hockey. Nicolle enjoys her family.

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Community thank you

The Women's College Scholarship Club is pleased to support the efforts of these dedicated students who have contributed so much to our community. WCSC Members wish them success in their educational pursuits. Club members would like to thank the many businesses and individuals who have supported the WCSC fund-raising efforts that make these scholarships possible.

 
 

 

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