HERE ARE THE WINNING NAMES
OF THOSE GOING ONTO COLLEGE:
"My name is Jacqueline Kanapes. I am a senior at Massapequa High School. I am truly honored to be the recipient of the Jill Maurer-Campbell Memorial Scholarship for 2018. After reading Jill's Biography, I am inspired by her life story. Currently, I am a Girl Scout, a member of the National Honor Society, President of the French National Honor Society, a member of the Best Buddies Club, Captain of the Varsity Field Hockey Team and a volunteer coach for the Long Island Field Hockey Association. After Graduation this month I look forward to the Fall where I will be attending SUNY New Paltz. My major will be Communication Disorders with a minor in Deaf Studies. I will continue my Field Hockeycareer at New Paltz as well. With the receipt of this award, I will be able to pursue my education at New Paltz and it will help me achieve my goal of becoming a Speech Pathologist. I am proud to say that my father has been a member of the Steuben Association for 25 years and I would like to Thank them for choosing me for this Scholarship and amazing opportunity."
"You are quite welcome, Jacqueline!"
"Hello everyone, my name is Billy Schillinger and I am honored to receive this, the 9-11 Memorial Scholarship from the FDNY Steuben Association. For the past four years I have attended Holy Cross High School in Flushing, Queens, NY and I look forward to attending Quinnipiac University in the fall. I will be majoring in Radio/TV and Film. For the past four years I was the anchor for HDTV for my school and also a member of the Volleyball Team and of which I was Co-Captain in my senior year. I was also a member of the bowling team but just in my senior year. I look forward to playing club volleyball in QU. I am graduating with honors from Cross and for the past few years was on what my dad calls, the "Good" Principal's List. In closing , many thanks to the Steuben Association for the award and even more thanks to my dad for helping me achieve my goals. "
"Thank You, Billy for that gracious thank you"
“Hello, my name is Catherine Ficke, I am 18 years old and hail from the Bronx. I am extremely thankful to the Steuben Association for granting me the Grand Council of Civil Service Scholarship. I just graduated from Preston High School, an all girls catholic institute in Throggs Neck. There I was President of the Gaelic Society and participated in campus Ministry Council. I spent most of my time at school helping out the less fortunate by participating in community service though the Sisters of the Divine Compassion. I also played varsity soccer for 4 years and became a captain
my senior year.
I will be attending Suny Adirondack in the upcoming fall semester and i’m quite excited to have many new experiences in college. My dream is to follow in my father's footsteps and join the FDNY Family. My father has been a member of the Steuben Association for over 20 years and my German heritage means so much to me. I've been attending the Steuben Day Parade since birth, hardly missing any. The mix of German American culture is brought to light with music, food and even visitors from across the sea. I love meeting new faces and even learning parts of the language.
I would like to say, thank you again for choosing me for this scholarship to further my education and help me face the many opportunities to come.”
"Thank You Catherine for being a loyal supporter of our Society. We are glad to help support you now with this award."
"My name is Stephanie Yudt and first I would like to sincerely thank the FDNY Steuben Association for the honor of receiving such a generous Scholarship. I have recently graduated from Clarkstown High School North in New City, NY. I played on the varsity soccer, basketball and lacrosse teams all four years of high school. Aside being the Captain of all three teams I have been the recipient of a plethora of awards; the most important being the Dana Sassano Memorial Award, a sportsmanship award in honor of a former Clarkstown North lacrosse player who tragically died in a car accident. I have received this award the past two years. In the fall I will be attending James Madison University in Virginia where I will be majoring in psychology and after getting my Bachelor's Degree in Science I will hopefully be moving on to medical school, pursuing a PHD to become a psychiatrist. I would also like to thank my father, Chris Yudt, for submitting my name for this prestigious scholarship award and for his hard work and dedication to the FDNY for the past 19 years and counting. Again, I would like to extend my extreme gratitude to the FDNY Steuben Association for awarding me the 12th Grade Scholarship."
"You are very welcome!"
"Hello, my name is John Killoran and I would like to Thank the FDNY Steuben Association for this amazing award. I am a recent graduate of Kellenberg Memorial High School in Uniondale, NY, where I played on the varsity football team. We went undefeated and won the championship. I will be continuing my studies at SUNY Farmingdale where I will be pursuing a degree in criminal justice. My grandfather was deeply rooted in the FDNY Steuben Association and had shared with his family and friends his love and devotion to his German Heritage and his pride as a patriotic American. I am honored to receive this scholarship award and I would like to thank the Steuben Association for this opportunity."
"You are very welcome, John!"
"Hi, my name is Michela Franz and I would like to thank the Steuben Association for selecting me as the recipient for the Albert K. Schaffner Memorial Scholarship. I am graduating from Mineola High School and will attend the University of Rhode Island in the fall. I am a member of the National Honor Society as well as the Science National Honor Society. I will be graduating in the top 25 of my class. For sports I played lacrosse throughout my high school years. I would also like to thank my Dad, a firefighter in Engine 250 in Brooklyn for all he has done. Thank You again for the honor of receiving this scholarship, it is much appreciated!"
"We appreciate your gracious Thank You!"
"My name is Michael Russo and I want to say "Thank You", for awarding me the Gerard S. Carmosin Memorial Scholarship. A few things about me; I will be graduating from St. John The Baptist Diocesan High School this month. I have played four years of Baseball at St. John's. Next year I will be coninuing my academics at Marist College. The FDNY has always been a family to me and has taken care of me in so many ways. On September 11th, 2001, my father was killed in the World Trade Center Attack. He was a member of Rescue 5 but was working in Squad 1 on that day. If it weren't for the FDNY, I wouldn't be able to do incredible things I have been able to do throughout my life. Thank You once again for giving me this generous award. I appreciate it very much!"
"And we appreciate your gracious Thank You. Good Luck Mike!"
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