SeaComm Federal Credit Union recently awarded eight students with the Shirley J. Eagles Memorial Scholarships. Congratulations to Massena residents Hanna Gleason, Jessica Cunningham and Morgan Albert; also to Noah Bero of Hogansburg; Sean Godard of Bombay; Monique Jenkinson of St. Regis Falls; Abby Dufrane of Malone and Elizabeth Ruddy of Norfolk. Each student received a $500 scholarship
Hanna Gleason, daughter of Sara Gleason, graduated from Massena Central with a grade point average of 89.3. Hanna was a member of the National Honor Society and received a Clarkson Scholarship and Grant for her accomplishments. She plans on attending Clarkson University in the fall to pursue a career in Physical Therapy.
Jessica Cunningham, daughter of Robert and Melanie Cunningham, completed her high school career at Massena Central with a grade point average of 94. Jessica was a high honor roll student who spent a great amount of her time volunteering for her community and church. She is the recipient of a Clarkson Grant and Merit Based Award. She has been accepted at and will attend Clarkson University in the fall to start her studies in its Pre-med program.
Morgan Albert, daughter of Michael and Julie Albert, is a graduate of Massena Central with a grade point average of 97.5. Ranked first in her class for most of her high school career, Morgan was a member of the National Honor Society, President of the Spanish National Honor Society and the recipient of several academic honors such as The CCC Award (recognizing outstanding character, courage and commitment), The George Eastman Young Leader’s Award and nominated as the Academic All-Star representing Massena Central by her Principle and Guidance Counselors. Morgan will be attending the University of Rochester in the fall joining the Pre-med program.
Noah Bero, son of Gary and Melissa Bero finished his high school career at Salmon River Central with a grade point average of 92.4. Noah has been interested in engineering from an early stage of his high school education. In his junior year he was accepted to attend the National Grid Pipeline Program. This six year program will teach him about electricity and natural gasses. He is the recipient of the Xerox Award, Sage Award and the Multicultural High School Achiever Award. Noah has been accepted at SUNY Canton where he will be majoring in Civil Engineering Technology.
Sean Godard, son of Linda McElwain, completed his high school career at Salmon River Central with a weighted grade point average of 101.7. He is the recipient of the North Country Augsbury Scholarship, which serves to recognize academic and co-curricular leadership among designated North Country and Canadian high school students, as well as the Presidential Achievement Award from St. Lawrence University. He will be attending St. Lawrence University in the fall.
Monique Jenkinson, daughter of James Jenkinson and Michelle Huckins graduated from Parishville-Hopkinton Central with a grade point average of 97.3. The Valedictorian of her graduating class as well as the President of the National Honor Society, Monique has received the Stanley Marcus Youth Humanitarian Award, the Wells College 21st Century Leadership Award and several Section X athletic awards. She will be attending Siena College in the fall to study Psychology.
Abby Dufrane, daughter of Ami Boyea and Kevin Dufrane, completed her high school studies at Franklin Academy, with a grade point average of 90.75. Abby was a member of the National Honor Society, Epsilon Honor Society and Student Council. Fluent in Spanish, she has taken part of the Spanish V class, which is a college course offered by St. Lawrence University. She maintained a rigorous study course to include honor classes, two advanced placement classes and college Physics. Abby has been accepted at North Country Community College, where she will begin her studies for a career in Radiology.
Elizabeth Ruddy, daughter of Sandra and Joseph Ruddy is a graduate of Madrid-Waddington Central with a grade point average of 95.14. Throughout her high school career, Elizabeth used her creative talents photographing students for senior portraits and volunteering for community events. Having a passion for writing, she has been accepted and will be attending Emerson College in Boston to pursue a career in writing for film and television.
The SeaComm Shirley J. Eagles scholarships are awarded each year to eight college bound students in memory of long time SeaComm employee Shirley Eagles, who lost her life in a tragic car accident in 2004. Winners are selected based on a wide variety of criteria including academics, volunteer service, scholastic awards, and financial need. The entire SeaComm family is very proud of the award winners.