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"Hello, my name is Amanda Chojnacki and I would like to thank the FDNY Steuben Association for this generous scholarship grant. It is an honor to receive it. I am 14 years old and I am about to finish my 8th year at St. Raymond Elementary School. This fall I will be attending Kellenberg Memorial High School in Uniondale, NY.
I have been very active this past school year. I was in my school's Math Olympiad and Jr. Sodality. I have also been on my school's basketball and softball teams since 7th grade. Outside of school, I am on teams for CYO Chess, CYO Volleyball, CYO Basketball and AAU Basketball. I have been playing the clarinet in my school band since 3rd grade. In 4th grade I was elected to play in the Long Island Jr. Honor Band. I then moved up to play in the Senior Honor Band in 6th grade and in the Wind Ensemble in 7th and 8th.
I also love to volunteer. This past year I volunteered in the Religious Education Program in my parish. I was also chosen for my school's Leader Corps Program, where I was able to help the teachers and younger students of my school. I am an altar server and sing in my church's Folk Group and I enjoy being part of my town's Junior Fire Department. I would once again like to Thank you for this award, it is very much appreciated!"
And once again you are truly welcome"
“Hi, my name is Emily Streichenwein and I am 13 years old. I am finishing 8th grade at CJ Hooker Middle School. Next year I will be attending Goshen High School. I am a member of National Junior Honor Society and have been a member of ski club for 3 years. I am a very active volunteer at our local library. This will be my 4th year volunteering at the library for our summer reading program. I enjoy helping the kids with reading skills and programs. I have been dancing for the past 10 years and this year was an assistant teacher for two baby classes. I am on a competitive dance team and am preparing for National Competition this summer. I would like to thank the FDNY Steuben Association for this generous scholarship. This award is greatly appreciated.”
“It’s our pleasure, Emily”
"Hello, my name is Justin Schweickert. I am 13 years old and am an 8th grader at Berner Middle School in Massapequa, NY. I will be attending Massapequa High School in the fall of 2018. I was just recently inducted into the National Juniors Honors Society and last year I won awards in Social Studies and English. I really enjoy art and am a member of the chorus.
I am proud of my German Heritage so this award means alot to me. I look forward to celebrating Oktoberfest with my family every year.
I would like to Thank the FDNY Steuben Association for this scholarship grant."
"And we are proud to give it to you"
"Hello, my name is Jake Zollner. Thank you Steuben Association for selecting me to receive this generous scholarship. I am currently wrapping up my final year at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Academy and preparing to attend St. Francis Prep High School in the fall. During my years at OLBSCA I played for my schools CYO baseball and basketball teams. We won the baseball championship 2 years in a row when I was in 6th and 7th grade. I also play lacrosse for the NYC Bombers. I enjoy spending time with my friends and making new friends while playing in the park or riding bikes in my neighborhood. I also enjoy playing video games. I am very excited about starting high school and seeing what the future holds for me. Thank you again to the FDNY Steuben Association for investing in my education and future.
"very well written, Jake!".
In all eleven scholarships were awarded totaling $4,200.00
Our Scholarship Awards program continues to expand
and we thank all who have contributed to this noble cause. Our successful fund raisers throughout the year
continue to prosper,
making it possible to support our future apprentices.
See Below the Last Three Year's of Our Past Scholarship and Grants Winners [Good Luck to them All]:
Nicole Marie Messemer
Thomas Van Wallendael