Four from Norwood-Norfolk, Potsdam, Canton earn North Country This Week scholarships
Friday, July 4, 2014 - 6:10 pm

Four area high school seniors who plan to attend college next fall have each received $500 North Country This Week scholarships.

They are Cortney Harvey of Norwood-Norfolk Central School, Fischer D. Tiernan of Canton’s Hugh C. Williams High School, Taylor Prosper of Potsdam Central High School and William Schiavone of Norwood-Norfolk.

To be considered for the scholarships, students must plan to attend college in the North Country, majoring in health care, criminal justice, education, politics, communication or some other community service-oriented occupation. Children of North Country This Week employees are also eligible for the scholarships.

Harvey plans to attend SUNY Plattsburgh to earn a degree in nursing. She is the daughter of Robert and Sue Harvey of Chase Mills. Cortney has been an active member of the girl’s basketball, soccer and softball teams throughout her high school career. She has participated in several community events such as Shawna's Walk for Wishes, Angel Tree, bell-ringing for the Salvation Army and volunteering at Canton-Potsdam Hospital. Harvey is a member of the National Honor Society and received Academic All-Northern recognition.

Tiernan is the son of Lori Tiernan, Canton, and Steve Tiernan, Watertown. He has helped train new employees at Price Chopper and also assisted with young children in soccer to help prepare them for goalie positions. He volunteered with the Wounded Warrior Hockey games and helps with yard work for the disabled. Tiernan has participated in hockey, soccer and track as well as band, select choir, musicals and plays. He plans to attend SUNY Canton this fall for two years of study in the Criminal Justice program and then plans to join the U.S. Air Force to become a security forces officer.

Prosper is has been active with his school ensembles as well as the Potsdam Community Band, Northern Lights Orchestra, and the Crane Clarinet Choir. He is the son of Helen Sullivan and Jeffrey Prosper. Prosper will be attending SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music in the fall as a music education major.

Schiavone plans to attend SUNY Plattsburgh to study the field of Medical Technology. He is the the son of Georgia Schiavone, production manager of North Country This Week who he says “has shaped me into the character that I am today.” He worked at Burger King and Market Lanes Bowling Alley in Potsdam during his junior and senior years at NNCS. He has also have volunteered multiple times at the Potsdam Humane Society for fundraisers and other various activities.