Lisbon Central School students receive awards and scholarships
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 6:01 am

LISBON -- Many awards and scholarships were presented June 27 at Lisbon Central School’s graduation ceremony.

For the highest marks in the senior Class on the Comprehensive U.S. History Regents, the American Legion Post 1342 Auxiliary gave awards to: Laura Pierce who scored a perfect 100, Ryan Buckley scored a 99, Bethany Crowley scored a 99, Jesse Gleason scored a 99 and Jacqueline Sovie scored a 99.

An award of $25 each was presented by the American Legion Post 1342 Auxiliary to the child of a veteran who has the highest grade on the U.S. History Regents exam. The recipients are Morgan Baldock and Kenna Vote

The Lisbon Central School Teacher’s Association presented three scholarships in the amount of $200 to graduating seniors who are pursuing further education. The recipients are Bethany Crowley, Jesse Gleason and Lindsey Remington.

Border Crossing Kennels presented a scholarship in the amount of $200 to a deserving student pursuing an education in animal care or science related field. The recipient this year is Skylar Patterson who plans to pursue a nursing career.

The $1,000 Elwin Scott Memorial Scholarship is presented to a senior entering a 4-year degree program in education or engineering. Elwin Scott valued education, honesty and integrity, and he believed that a small town educational experience, like that of LCS, was a good foundation for further education. Through his donation, a scholarship was presented to Bethany Crowley.

The Ogdensburg Zonta Club $500 scholarships to students who have demonstrated character, leadership, service to the community and school and the desire to succeed. This year’s recipients are Bethany Crowley, Laura Pierce and Jacqueline Sovie.

The Ogdensburg Zonta Club presented the Elaine McCarthy Award in the amount of $500 to Lindsey Remington.

The Ogdensburg Moose Lodge #814 strives to serve local youth and the community. In keeping with this goal, they wish to help further the education of those associated with the lodge by awarding a scholarship in the amount of $200 to students of this year's graduating class. To qualify, a student must have a parent, step-parent, grandparent, or legal guardian with a current membership of the lodge, be admitted to a vocational school or college or enlisted in the military, and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. The recipient of this scholarship was Morgan Baldock.

The Lisbon Central School employees presented awards in the amount of $200 to four students who have demonstrated school service, positive attitude, willingness to help staff and peers and exemplify self-improvement. The recipients are John Hunter, Skylar Patterson, Jake Putney and Hanna Richardson.

The Elmer and Elizabeth Akins Memorial Scholarship is presented in memory of Elmer Akins, and his wife Elizabeth, to a graduating senior who has been active in athletics and will pursue athletics at the college level or major in physical education. Elmer played basketball and other sports while growing up in Lisbon. He and Elizabeth had 5 children, all of whom graduated from Lisbon, and some grandchildren and great-grandchildren have also followed as members of athletic teams at LCS and graduates of LCS. This $100 scholarship was awarded to Jacqueline Sovie.

The Pepsi Cola Fine Arts Award is given to a graduating senior who has excelled in all areas of music, drama, public speaking, and/or art. This year the $50 award was presented to Sarah Measheaw.

The American Legion Post #1342 presents two $40 awards to the senior girl and boy who are considered outstanding citizens by the members of the high school faculty based on the following factors respects the rights of others, respects property, exhibits traits of a good leader or a good follower and shows active participation in community and school affairs. The recipients are John Hunter and Nicole Neadom.

The Ogdensburg Rotary Club presented a scholarship of $500 to a service-minded senior who will attend college in the fall. The recipient is Maeve Bowdish.

Larry Andrews was a Global Studies teacher at Lisbon Central School for 23 years, during which he influenced the lives of hundreds of students and co-workers who came together to create the Larry Andrews Memorial Scholarship. Mr. Andrews’ teachings were both traditional – he was famous for his sometimes marginally legible notes on the chalkboard – and non-traditional approaches, which included being the faculty advisor for Model United Nations and Student Government, and organizing a number of educational trips.

But Mr. Andrews was far more than a teacher to many. He was a friend, a counselor, an ally, a debate partner, a mentor, and even a father figure.

In his classroom and by example, Larry taught us that words and actions of one man could have a significant influence on the lives of others. That they could, in fact, change the course of history.

He was that man of influence for many who have walked the halls of LCS, and his life’s work was to ensure that we, too, had the knowledge and strength of purpose to be a positive influence in the lives of others.

This scholarship, in the amount of $235, recognizes a student who embodies the characteristics students and co-workers treasured in Larry: honesty (however brutal it may be), leadership, humor, respect for all, a sense of adventure, and an active pursuit of learning beyond the walls of the classroom.

The scholarship was awarded to Ryan Buckley.

A scholarship was given in memory of Mrs. Florence Tasetano, who taught elementary students at Lisbon for over 30 years, and in doing so, touched the lives of hundreds of children, inspiring many. The Florence Tasetano Memorial Scholarship of $165 is awarded to a student entering the field of education this year. The award is presented to Bethany Crowley.

A scholarship is awarded in honor of John “Jack” Cardinal, who taught high school science (physics, chemistry, and earth science.) Mr. Cardinal was a Lisbon graduate who went on to become a favorite teacher here for 30 years. The John M. Cardinal Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $500 was awarded to Jacqueline Sovie.

This is the 49th consecutive year for the Lisbon Businessmen and community scholarship. The area businesses and community members of Lisbon have selected this manner of congratulating our seniors. This money has been collected and one scholarship is being awarded tonight. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of ability, scholarship and initiative. The recipient to receive $150 is Kristen Warner.

The Ogdensburg Pro Musica Chorus Award of $50 is given to promote and reward participation in choral music. The award is made to a graduating senior who has shown excellence in vocal music. The recipient is Ryan Buckley.

A scholarship has been established at Lisbon Central School, honoring Brent Eric Ogden LaMere, a law enforcement officer from Maryland. The family of Detective LaMere has established a scholarship fund awarding $250 annually to a graduating senior interested in further his/her education in criminal law with the goal of becoming a law enforcement officer. The scholarship is awarded to Alyshia Murray.

Waddington Mason Lodge #393 proudly presents a $500 scholarship to a senior whose parent, step-parent, grandparent, or legal guardian is a member. The recipient is McKenzie Lynch.

Paul Smith’s College presents $7,000 to a senior who took first place in their cooking competition. This student was accepted to compete in a hands-on baking and pastry arts competition at the campus, and she earned 1st place among all of the competitors. The Cooking For Scholarship is presented to Lindsey Remington.

The 2014 Merit Awards for academic excellence are presented to each high school in New York State. Students are awarded $500 or $1500 for the highest scores on Regents exams. This year’s recipients are Laura Pierce, $1,500 and Ryan Buckley, $500.

The American Legion Post 1342 and Auxiliary presented scholarships in the amount of $100 to seven seniors who wrote excellent essays on what Americanism means to them. These scholarships are presented to Ryan Buckley, Bethany Crowley, Jesse Gleason, Laura Pierce, Lindsey Remington, Jamie Skiff and Holly Williams.

Boys Scout Troop 9 of Heuvelton presented the Aaron Lasher Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $150 to a student who has actively participated in the Boy Scout Troop through his senior year of Boy Scouts. This individual has earned the highest rank possible from the Boy Scouts of America. He is an Eagle Scout. The recipient is Jesse Gleason

The Keturah May Putney Memorial Scholarship of $250 is presented to a graduating senior who is pursuing a career in agriculture or who has shown perseverance in obtaining a high school diploma. The recipient of this year’s award is Colin Fields.

The Charles M. Moore Memorial scholarship in the amount of $1,000 is awarded to a senior who graduates with a vocational major from BOCES, attains the highest average of BOCES students on New York State Regents exams, has participated in an extracurricular activity for a minimum of three years, has a strong citizenship record, and will pursue higher education or enter the military. The recipient is Morgan Baldock.

An anonymous contributor wishes to give a scholarship in honor of Bernice F. Moore, Valedictorian of the Lisbon Central Class of 1936. The scholarship in the amount of $1,000 is being awarded to the Valedictorian of the Class of 2014 who is Laura Pierce.

An anonymous contributor wishes to give a scholarship for $500 in memory of Stephen Ward Moore who was Valedictorian of the Class of 1960. The scholarship is being awarded to the Salutatorian of the Class of 2014 who is Jacqueline Sovie.

The Ogdensburg Kiwanis presents an award of $250 to a graduating senior for service to the community. The recipient of this year’s award has been involved in community service through Student Government, National Honor Society and other clubs. The recipient is Jesse Gleason

The Youth Involvement Award is presented to graduating seniors who have consistently contributed to town recreation programs and activities. The $250 awards are presented to Bethany Crowley and Jacqueline Sovie.

Northwest Technical Center wishes to award the following students a 2014 Achievement Awards certificate. This Achievement Award is given to students who excel in their Career & Technical Education program. These young people are hardworking, dedicated and goal oriented. The $50 awards are presented to Morgan Baldock and Nikolas Shoemaker.

Atlantic Testing Laboratories is proud to award a $1,000 scholarship to a child of an employee. The recipient is a senior pursuing a post-secondary degree. The scholarship is awarded to Lindsey Remington.

The Frank Martin Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $250 is

awarded to a senior who exemplifies Frank’s character, the ability he had to get along with most anyone, his determination and perseverance, and his positive attitude. This award is presented to a student who has carried on Frank’s positive example. The recipient is Kristen Warner.

Through this scholarship the Thompson-Weatherup Family Charitable Foundation headquartered in Canton is investing in the future of people in St. Lawrence County where Robert & Esther Weatherup Thompson were born and educated, raised their children, and continue to live. The family has a continuing interest in Lisbon Central School from which all ten of their children graduated and is pleased to provide the $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior in 2014 who is pursuing higher education in a field of study related to agriculture or natural resources, or community development and/or who is attending a college/university in St. Lawrence County. The recipient this year is Laura Pierce.

Bruce Green would like to present a $50 scholarship to a senior who has shown perseverance to graduate. The recipient of this award is Joshua Stearns.

Bruce Green would like to present a $50 scholarship to a senior who is furthering his/her education in the Business field. The recipient is Jacqueline Sovie.

Nichole Davis went through life with the daily challenge of Cystic Fibrosis, but was always able to wear a smile on her face. Before she died in September of 2007, she impacted many people in a positive way through her appreciation for life. Everyone who met her felt blessed. This scholarship is in honor of Nichole and her belief that “her dreams were endless because her wings could take her anywhere.” This scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will help continue her dream. The Nichole Davis Scholarship is presented to Jesse Gleason.

The Picquet Neighborhood Scholarship of $100 is awarded to a student who has been involved in Girl scouting for at least one “Senior” level and two “Ambassador” level years, has completed five community projects, received awards throughout scouting and high school, has been a part of committees, groups clubs and/or sports and has been influenced by scouting to help with their life. The recipient is Lindsey Remington.

At the time of her death, Mrs. Irene M. Feld established, through a trust fund the Irene M. Feld and Letitia Morris Clark Scholarship, also known as the Twin Sisters Scholarship, for graduating seniors at Lisbon Central School. The scholarship is awarded to students entering nursing, computer technology, or music. This year two scholarships, in the amount of $530 are presented to Morgan Baldock and Kristen Calkins.

The family of Mort & Marie Backus wishes to award a scholarship to a senior who has participated in athletics throughout his or her high school years, portrays strong sportsmanship qualities, is a role-model and leader both on and off the playing field, and plans to further his/her education. Mort & Marie were strong supporters of Lisbon Central School and its various athletic teams for decades. The Mort & Marie Backus Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $500 is awarded to Laura Pierce.

The Claxton Hepburn Medical Center Auxiliary presents a scholarship to a graduating senior who is a child or grandchild of the center employees or auxilians. The scholarship in the amount of $1000 is presented to Bethany Crowley.

The Canton Goldenaires Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society presents two $250 scholarship to students who have been actively involved in music, the school and the community and shows great promise in music. The recipients are Ryan Buckley and Maeve Bowdish.

The Nihanawate Chapter DAR Scholarship is proudly presented to a high school senior furthering his/her education to better prepare for life and citizenship. The scholarship of $300 is presented to Laura Pierce.

The Lisbon Central School Non-Instructional Association presents an award of $25 to a child of a member. The recipients are Cody James and Nathasha Middlemiss.

Mrs. Tammy Amo at The Cutting Edge Salon presents a scholarship in the amount of $100 to a senior pursuing a career in the cosmetology field. The recipient completed a two-year cosmetology program at Northwest Technical Center. The award is presented to Chelsea Foster.

A scholarship award in the amount of $100 is presented by Mrs. Tammy Amo and Mrs. Amy Spooner, owners of Small Fry Academy preschool program, to a student entering the field of education. The recipient this year is Holly Williams.

Fulton Chapter #515 Order of the Eastern Star is sponsoring one $250 Scholarship to a high school senior who relates well with others in his/her family, community, and school. The recipient this year is Laura Pierce.

New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Associations, Inc. presents a $600 scholarship to Kayla Bresett and Colin Fields.

The Lisbon Volunteer Fire Department & Lisbon Volunteer Firemen’s Auxiliary would like to award two $200 scholarships to seniors for their essays on, ”Why you feel volunteers are important in your community and what they do to improve your community. The recipients are Bethany Crowley and Jesse Gleason.

The New York School Nutrition Association of St. Lawrence County presents the Margaret Pernice Memorial Food Service Scholarship in the amount of $500 to a senior pursuing his/her dream in the food service industry. The recipient is Lindsey Remington

The Brad Winters ’99 Scholarship is presented to a deserving, hardworking senior attending Canton College next year. The recipient of the $500 scholarship is Morgan Baldock.

The North Country Goes Green Irish Festival presents three $1000 scholarships honoring outstanding academics and/or excellence in a Career & Technical Education program. The J. Richard Gaffney and William K. Archer Scholarships are awarded to Morgan Baldock, Laura Pierce and Lindsey Remington.

The Athletic Department is presenting a gift of $25 to the following seniors who have participated in a sport during senior year. Senior female athletes include Morgan Baldock, Maeve Bowdish, Bethany Crowley, McKenzie Lynch, Natasha Middlemiss, Alyshia Murray, Nicole Neadom, Laura Pierce, Lindsey Remington, Hanna Richardson, Jacqueline Sovie, McKenna Vote, Kristen Warner and Holly Williams.

Senior male athletes included Alexander Arduine, Ryan Buckley, Ryan Dimock, Jesse Gleason, John Hunter, Cody James, Jake Putney, James Robinson, Jr. and Nicholas Snyder.

The parents of Melissa Ladouceur, Richard & Anna Ladouceur, present a $50 scholarship to a graduating senior who has exhibited perseverance and maintained a positive attitude and motivation to succeed. The recipient is Chelsea Foster.

Lisbon Lion’s Club presents the Susan M. Feldt Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $100 to two seniors who have shown concern for their community and their fellow students. The recipients this year are Jesse Gleason and Lindsey Remington.

Two $250 scholarships are given in memory of Sister Joan, Pastoral Delegate of Saints Philip and James Parish of Lisbon. Sister Joan will always be remembered as a person who served her community and touched the lives of all who knew her because of her ability to unconditionally give love, respect and kindness to every one she met. Sister lived each day to its fullest, always with a sense of humor. This year’s recipients have served the church community extensively. The scholarships are awarded to Bethany Crowley and Jacqueline Sovie.

Jennifer Grant presents an award in the amount of $50 to a senior who demonstrates citizenship and community service. The recipient of this award is Hanna Richardson.

The Independent Order of Odd Fellow Seaway Lodge #41 in Ogdensburg is pleased to award a scholarship of $500 to a student continuing his/her education. This student has maintained an academic average of 90 or above, throughout high school while participating in extracurricular activities. He/she has demonstrated dedication to the community through volunteer service. The scholarship is awarded to Jesse Gleason.

The New York State Elks Association awards a $1,000 to a senior based on their Most Valuable Student application. The recipient is Jacqueline Sovie.

60. The Aaron Thompson Scholarship is presented to two talented young

men this evening. They don’t hesitate to help when there is a need, and they often offer their time and talents to lift others up. They enjoy life, embrace the moments that each day brings, and make the day brighter for those who know them. These young men are not afraid of hard work and that trait will serve them well as they embark upon the next chapter and adventure of their lives. They have a bright future ahead due to their firm foundation in volunteering and involvement in church life. Because of all of these things and so much more, LP Thompson Insurance is proud to present the Aaron Thompson Scholarship to two graduates who are furthering their education Ryan Buckley and Nicholas Snyder.

A scholarship of $100 is presented to a graduating senior who has been involved in visual art classes. Art has touched this student’s life and opened new doors for him/her. The award is presented to Sarah Measheaw.

The Victor P. Novosel Memorial Award is presented to a senior who is pursuing additional education in a trade. Victor Novosel was a sophomore at Lisbon Central School at the time of his tragic death in 2014. Victor loved science and had enrolled in the welding program at Northwest Technical Center for the coming school year. He was an artistic and creative young man who enjoyed archery, shooting airsoft guns, snowboarding, Little Ponies, hiking, playing on the Internet and spending time with his family. He will be remembered for his love of the outdoors, chocolate milk, hot sauce and his kindness to animals. Victor fully intended to pursue a welding certification and CDL license to ultimately become a truck driver. Thus, the family and friends of Victor P. Novosel have established this scholarship award in his memory for a student pursuing education in a trade. This $250 scholarship is presented to Lindsey Remington.

A scholarship is awarded in memory of Howard Pitkin, former LCS teacher. Mr. Pitkin taught middle school and high school math for 18 years at Lisbon, retiring in 1989. Over the years, he taught nearly every math course offered at LCS, and he also taught at Gouverneur Central School and Canton College. The Howard Pitkin Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $670 is awarded to a high school senior who has demonstrated excellence in mathematics throughout high school and/or a student pursuing a math or math-related college program. The recipient this year is Ryan Buckley.

A scholarship in memory of James Martin is awarded to a senior excelling in all areas of art. Jim, a 1988 graduate of LCS, loved his art and enjoyed practicing his talent. An award of $150 is presented to Kristen Warner.

Imagine America Foundation presents a scholarship of $1,000 to a student pursuing education at a career school campus. The recipient of the Imagine America Scholarship is Colin Fields.

Orange Scholars offers scholarships to associates' children based on financial need and academic performance, as well as community involvement and leadership. The $2,500 scholarship is awarded to Alyshia Murray.

The Heuvelton Teachers’ Association presents a scholarship in the amount of $250 to a student who is a child of a member of its association. This year’s recipient is Laura Pierce.

An award of $50 is presented to a senior who is the child of a Riverview Correctional Facility employee. The Riverview Employee Scholarship is awarded to Colin Fields.