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Scholarship Winners

At the conclusion of each school year, the Valley Central Teachers' Association provides scholarships to graduating seniors based on scholastic record, financial need, personality, and participation in extra-curricular activities. These scholarships include the Donald Brooks Memorial presented to a senior planning to enter the teaching field. Since 1985 the VCTA has awarded a total of $67,400 in scholarships to graduating seniors. The following is a list of scholarship recipients for each school calendar year, along with the monetary award received by each winner. The VCTA is proud of the important role that teachers and teacher unions play in promoting and safeguarding high academic and behavioral standards in public education. In celebration of our own efforts and dedication, and in recognition of the outstanding efforts and accomplishments of our talented students and their vigilant parents, we present the following scholarship recipients for your review.

The Valley Central Scholarship has not become a part of the Common Application process initiated by the High School Guidance Department. Therefore, the due date will coincide with the due date for other VCSD scholarships coordinated through the Guidance Office.

VCTA scholarships are open to any VCHS graduating senior, or a graduating high school senior whose parent is a VCTA member. Applicants must have an average of 85% or better. Scholarship awards will be divided between 4 - 6 recipients. One will be awarded to an applicant pursuing a career in education; one will be awarded to the child of a VCTA member; the remaining will be awarded to any applicants, regardless of career choice, based on their rubric scores.

Applicants must complete all components of the Common Application process.  An official transcript and a letter of recommendation from a High School Classroom Teacher must be provided.  Applicants must also attach a letter, approximately 500 words, in which s/he identifies a teacher who has had a positive influence on their life or has inspired within them a love of learning or a desire to achieve personal success. Applicants must explain how this teacher has impacted their education, personal goals and career aspirations.

Call the Guidance Department for more information and a specific due date.

 

1985―2013 = $67,400

 

Year Award

Yearly Total

Winners
2013 $600 $3,000
  • Samuel Axtell
  • Douglas Harrington
  • Tyler Herman
  • Victoria Lena
  • Bethany Lunden
2012 $750 $3,000
  • Lauren Clair
  • Elizabeth Coddington
  • Michelle Signorella
  • Christopher Wynkoop
2011 $500 $3,000
  • Jane Brach
  • Veronica Hebbard
  • Victoria Krammer
  • Jessica McLean
  • Peter Muller
  • Brynn Sutter
2010 $600 $3,000
  • Tessa Brown
  • Michael House
  • Ravi Singh
  • Samantha Strauss
  • Sara Wynkoop
2009 $600 $2,400
  • Drew Abatangelo
  • Mark Dami
  • Joseph LaBarbera
  • Chelsea Magee

2008

$800

$500

$3,300

  • Ashley Muller ($800)
  • MaryEllen Flanagan ($500)
  • Carla Biggs ($500)
  • Yomailyn Cruz ($500)
  • Sylvania Esposito ($500)
  • Kara Heard ($500)

The 2008 VCTA Scholarships included a Special $800 50th Centralization Anniversary Scholarship awarded to a student who attended the Valley Central School District from Grades K-12.

2007

$425

$2,550

  • Katherine Denisi
  • Melissa Fitts
  • Alyssa Introcaso
  • Jaimee Martin
  • Kelsey Schuyler
  • Carolyn Syskowski

2006

$425

$2,550

  • Jessica Ruggles
  • Stephanie Strauss
  • Ashley Turenchalk
  • Shauna Davis
  • Marlon Wilson
  • Milan Satcher

2005

$500

$2,500

  • Mark Griffen
  • Steven Toth
  • Kathryn O'Brien
  • Christine Cranna
  • Johnathan Clark

2004

$400

$2,400

  • Anthony Curti
  • Katharine Alexander
  • Nina Gonzalez
  • Lindsay Uszenski
  • Rebecca Sarro
  • Jonathan Solan

2003

$400

$2,400

  • Jen Hembury
  • Amanda Farley
  • Kristen Casey
  • Lauren McPhillips
  • Janelle Nodhtuft

2002

$400

$2,400

  • Jacqueline Ingber
  • Emily Bussigel
  • Cheryl Dambrot
  • Jamison Elkin-Condon
  • Sally Briggs
  • Alexander Panagiotopolous

2001

$500

$2,000

  • Brianne Clair
  • Kelley Voegelin
  • Sarah Muressi
  • Kate Rode

2000

$500

$2,000

  • Matthew Borland
  • Rodney Clune
  • Vanessa Dami
  • Andrew Roden

1999

$400

$2,400

  • Erin Clair
  • Aubrey Daily
  • Andrea Flood
  • Sandra Lennon
  • Christopher Love
  • Erin Skahen

1998

$400

$2,000

  • Allison Collins
  • Meghan Freeby
  • Nicole Forman
  • Anne Meehan
  • Jennifer Meehan

1997

$400

$1,600

  • Jennifer Cimorelli
  • Brian Collins
  • Michael Newman
  • James Robertson

1996

$400

$1,600

  • Sarah Bunting
  • Brian Granata
  • Kelli Schufa
  • M. Weslowski

1995

$300

$1,500

  • Jessica Bittner
  • William Cornwell
  • Korina Copp
  • Jenna Galloway
  • Julie Love

1994

$300

$1,500

  • Amy Daniels
  • Marie LaBruyere
  • Benjamin Shafer
  • Deidre VanGelder
  • A. Weslowski

1993

$500

$2,000

  • Karen LaRocca
  • Alexandria Newman
  • Benjamin Schafer
  • Heather Thompson

1992

$500

$2,500

  • Cindy Ashmore
  • Keri Cunningham
  • Christina Depew
  • Catherine Knieser
  • Jared Winum

1991

$500

$2,500

  • Cara Daniels
  • Beth Morilla
  • Jennifer Nash
  • Charles Schwope
  • Karen Whitmore

1990

$500

$2,500

  • Karlyn Anthony
  • Gretchen Kennedy
  • Dana Roberto
  • Kara Saxon
  • Christine Tyrell

1989

$500

$2,000

  • Jodie Maasen
  • Leslie Perez
  • Anne Stone
  • Carrie Sweet

1988

$500

$2,500

  • Erin Coady
  • Tammy Goins
  • Anne Mooney
  • Rachel Mooney
  • Joanne Nokland

1987

$400

$1,600

  • Deborah Brady
  • Barbara Gridley
  • Scot McAfee
  • Heather Williams

1986

$400

$500

$2,200

  • Jim Hughes ($400)
  • Jack Morreau ($500)
  • Stephanie Pajonk ($500)
  • Trinh Pham ($500)
  • David White ($500)

1985

$500

$2,500

  • Laurie Cohen
  • Nancy Hayes
  • Mary Meisel
  • Elayne Schneiderman
  • Beth Sharp

2013 VCTA
Scholarship Winners

 

Samuel Axtell

 

Douglas Harrington

 

Tyler Herman

 

Victoria Lena

 

Bethany Lunden
 

2012 VCTA
Scholarship Winners

 

Lauren Clair
 

Elizabeth Coddington

 

Michelle Signorella

 

Christopher Wynkoop

 

2011 VCTA
Scholarship Winners

 

Jane Brach
 

Veronica Hebbard

 

Victoria Krammer

 

Jessica McLean

 

Peter Muller

 

Brynn Sutter

 

2010 VCTA
Scholarship Winners

 

Tessa Brown
 

Michael House

 

Ravi Singh

 

Samantha Strauss

 

Sara Wynkoop

 

   
 
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