Chamber Awards Accomplished High School Students Scholarships for College

Six students from five area school districts were awarded with $1,000 scholarships from the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce Thursday.

Students from five area school districts were honored at the annual breakfast meeting held at The Garrison on Thursday, June 7.

The Chamber's Scholarship committee members presented the impressive students with $1,000 scholarship awards, granted to them based on merit. Students were required to submit a letter and resume to be considered.  The six students chosen for the scholarship from among 70 applicants were: 

  • Patrick Roeschel- Croton Harmon High School: Patrick is an avid hiker and has volunteered and worked at many nature related organizations. He plans to study Operations Research Engineering at Cornell University next year.
  • Claire Leyden-
  • Kathryn Esposito-
  • Luke Friedman- :Luke has excelled in advanced math and science classes, and aims to work in Industrial Engineering for a corporation. He is also a pianist and has been involved with several volunteer organizations.
  • Stephanie Gil-
  • Andrew Orefice- Putnam Valley High School: Andrew has always been fascinated with learning how the human body functions. He plans to pursue a career in medicine and to help find and create cures for diseases. 

Each of these students are involved with many high school extra-curricular activities and clubs and graciously thanked the Chamber members for their support and for the scholarship award.

Agnes Leyden June 11, 2012 at 02:13 PM
Claire Leyden is a gifted musician who has won numerous awards and participated in many select ensembles, include All-State Chorus. She has volunteered many hours at Van Cortlandt Manor and earned her Girl Scout Gold Award there. She will attend Williams College in Massachusetts in the fall to study music and environmental science.


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