Scholarship and Award Night
Wellsville High School Senior Scholarship and Awards Night June 14, 2005
A Proud Farewell By Katherine L. Pease
Our senior year is over. It’s okay to be relieved, To feel excited or anxious, after all that we’ve achieved. We entered independent, we didn’t know much at all, But as a class we learned respect, to get up fater a great fall. We thank our teachers, our parents, our supporters, too For teaching us to follow our dreams, not to give up, and to be true. We are intelligent and talented; we’ve all learned that with pride, But without guidance and support, we couldn’t have taken this long ride. Thank you donors for Recognizing our success, We will use it as proof that we should never do less than the best. My final words, before we leave, never hesitate to strive, I’ll miss you; don’t stop believing Class of 2005.
Evelyn Sibble Slawson Memorial Scholarship
Given in memory of Mrs. Slawson by her devoted husband, the award honors a top business student. Recipient: Maureen Burdick Presented by Mrs. Synakoski
US Air Force Achievement Awards
These awards are given to outstanding seniors. Recipients: Joshua Robarts, John Wang, Dan Harris, & Samantha Elliott Presented by: Mr. Dean Giopulos
Allegany County M.A.D.D. Scholarships
Members of Students Against Disastrous Decisions are eligible for these awards. Recipients: Laure Tolman & Andrew McArdle Presented by: Mrs. Shelley Chaffee, SADD Advisor
Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence & Distinguished Athlete Awards
These awards are presented to seniors for outstanding achievement in the classroom and on the athletic field. Recipients: Jason Szabo, Jessica Mosher, Kyle Goetschius, & Dan Dunham Presented by: Staff Sgt. Esskuchen
US Army Reserve Scholar/Athlete Awards
The Army Reserve honors excellent scholar-athletes in high schools across the nation. Recipients: Kevin Cudney & Arielle Szabo Presented by: Sgt. James Jenkins, US Army Recruiter in Olean
Alumni Association of Wellsville High School
The Alumni Association receives donations from former graduates to reward good students. Recipients: Dan Dunham, Greg Flurschutz, Kris Haney, & Erica Rohrabacher Presented by: Ms. Gail Ackerman, President of WHS Alumni Association
Dolores Neary Anstaett Scholarships
Mr. Anstaett, 1st Vice-President of Smith Barney, Inc. (Olean) has set up this generous fund to help WHS graduates. Mrs. Anstaett graduated from Wellsville in 1950. Recipient: Amber Green Presented by: Ms. Heather Taylor, Guidance Counselor
Bartholomay Nursing Scholarship
Mrs. Bartholomay gave the proceeds from the sale of her home to help graduates earn an RN degree. Recipients: Amanda Taylor & Stacy Shutt Presented by: Mrs. Elizabeth Harris, Guidance Counselor
BETA SIGMA PHI Sorority Scholarships
The Sorority encourages college preparation and rewards seniors who show initiative seriousness of purpose, and community service. Recipients: Erica Rohrabacher & Greg Flurschutz Presented by: Mrs. Nancy Johnson, Scholarship Chairperson.
Pete Childs Memorial Scholarship
Fisher’s Pharmacy recently doubled this scholarship for graduates who plan a career in pharmacy. Recipient: Kevin Cudney Presented by: Mr. Dean Slayer, Fisher’s Pharmacy
Civil Service Employees’ Association Scholarships
This is the seventh year the Wellsville School’s CSEA will honor children of members. Recipients: Whitney Cornell, Stacy Shutt, & Chris Hagan Presented by: Mrs. Joanne Allen, CSEA Member
Shane Colligan Memorial Scholarship
First given by the American Legion in 2003, this ward is in memory of an outstanding WHS graduate, whose courage and perserverance is an inspiration to us all. Recipient: Matt Martinelli Presented by: Mr. Tim Colligan, father of Shane, membe of Sons of American Legion, Squadron702
The Community of Wellsville Art Scholarships
Organized by Barrie Fanton & Amanda Oglesbee, these new awards are funded by community contributions – to recognize exemplary art students. Recipients:Ian Cannon, Chris Hagan, Pat Comstock, Dan Stebbins, & Brian Drake Presented by: Mrs. Amanda Oglesbee and Mr. Mark Corwine, Art Educators
David’s Song Scholarship
This new gift from Mrs. Audrey Phelps Chouffi, ’55, thanks Wellsville High School, Del Purga and harold Babcock for her helping her obtain a cello, a typewriter, and a college education. Recipient: Stephanie Bowers Presented by: Mr. Gary Johnson, Guidance Department Chairperson
Dornow Memorial Scholarship Fund
Since 1956, the will of Mrs. Dornow has provided awards to encourage college study. Recipients: Jeffrey O’Boyle & Kyle Goetschius Presented by: Mr. Dean Giopulos
Dresser-Rand STMG Division Scholarships
Given to children of Dresser-Rand employees, these awards reward good scholarship. One each is given to a child of and office and shop employee. Recipients: John Valentine& Katie Pease Presented by: Ms. Harris, Guidance Department
Louann Wood-Driscoll Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship honors Ms. Driscoll’s memory. Funds are donated by familyt and the Class of 1971. Recipient: Chris Dahlgren Presented by: Mr. Denis Dahlgren, Class of 1971
Mason T. & Elizabeth Dye Memorial
A new endowment from the will of Mr. and Mrs. Dye will reward WHS graduates who attend college. Recipient: Melissa Torpey & Ryan Pratt Presented by: Ms. Harris, Guidance Department
Elks Club ‘F. Vanama Jones’ Scholarships
Given by the local Elks Lodge in memory of former Sheriff F. Vanama Jones; to members’ children. Recipients: Daniel Harris, Dustin Quinn, Erica Rohrabacher, & Maureen Burdick
Elks Club Lodge Scholarships
The Elks Club rewards good scholarship with these awards. Recipients: John Wang, Vincent Embser, Joshua Robarts, & Brady Miles Presented by: Mr. Dale Smith, Elks Club Scholarship Chairman
Max Coleman Memorial Award
Given by the Wellsville FFA, this scholarship is designated for a dedicated FFA member. Recipient: Cody Nolan Presented by: Mrs. Suan Ralyea, Advisor
Erway Family FFA Scholarships
These awards are given to FFA members by Wayne and Janet Erway and family. Recipient: Cody Nolan Presented by: Mrs. Susan Ralyea
American Legion Post #702 “Terry Quackenbush” Memorials
Children or grandchildren of veterans are selected to receive these memorial scholarships. Recipients: A.J. Fay, Shannon Milligan, & Kris Haney Presented by: Mr. John Baldwin, Cmdr. & Mr. Nate Scott, New Commander
American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship
This is a brand new scholarship this year honoring a member of the Class of 2005. Recipient: Jeri Lee Presented by: Ms. Taylor, Guidance Department
Exchange Club of Wellsville Scholarships
The Wellsville Exchange Club again honors high school graduates with its Scholarship Program. Recipients: Matt Martinelli, Maureen Burdick, Jessica Willets Presented by: Mr. Ralph Eastlack, Scholarship Chairman, Exchange Club
Football Boosters’ Scholarships
Since 1998, the WHS Football Boosters have honored Senior athletes with these scholarships.
Recipients: Chelsae Black, Kris Haney, & Donald Joyce
Presented by: Mrs. Barb Lanphier, Football Boosters President
A. Edward Foster Memorial Scholarship
This award honors a senior who will pursue environmental studies or a related “green” field.
Recipient: Cody Nolan
Presented by: Mrs. Darlene Know, Daughter of Mr. Foster
Gerald & Faith Garwood Memorial Scholarship
Lon Garwood has increased this award to $10,000 in memory of his parents, to a senior who is prepared to successfully enter the “global community”.
Recipient: Kevin Cudney
Presented by: Mr. Gary Johnson
Giant Food Mart/Duane Duell Memorial Scholarship
Given by his sister, Linda O’Connor, and Giant Food Mart, this award honors the memory of Duane Duell; and is given to a senior who will attend SUNY Alfred.
Recipient: Brad Lauzze
Presented by: Mr. Doug Depew, Manager, Wellsville Giant Food Mart
Immaculate Conception Parish Scholarship
This scholarship is given by the Altar & Rosary Society of Immaculate Conception Church to an outstanding, confirmed ICS graduate.
Recipient: Daniel Harris
Presented by: Mrs. Linda Wesche, President Altar and Rosary Society
Ken Kiefer, Sr. Memorial Award
The name of an outstanding scholar-athlete will be added to those engraved on the Ken Kiefer Memorial plaque.
Recipient: Donald Joyce
Presented by: Mrs. Shelley Chaffee, Mr. Kiefer’s daughter
WHS Student Council Scholarship
Student Council members who have given oustanding service are honored with this award.
Recipient: Lindsay Joy
Presented by: Mrs. Shelley Chaffee, Advisor
Kiwanis Club “James O. Smith” Grants
This scholarship is presented to seniors who plan to major in business at college. It is given in memory of James Smith, former WHS teacher.
Recipients: Jason Szabo, Chris Dahlgren, & Jeri Lee
Presented by Mr. Gary Johnson, Kiwanis Club Scholarship Committee
LEO Club ‘Tyler Hunt’ and ‘Carl Fanton’ Jr. Memorial Awards
The WHS Leo Club funds these scholarships in memory of their friends and classmates.
Recipients: Ashley Joy & Kyle Mills
Presented by: Mrs. Amy Thomas, Advisor of LEO Club
Lioness Club of Wellsville Scholarships
The Lioness’ Club honors college-bound graduates who have showngood scholarship and spirit.
Recipients:Kurt Button &Jessica Mosher
Presented by: Mrs. Amy Thomas,Member, Scholarship Committee
Wellsville Lions Club Scholarships
The generous Lions Club Scholarship program honors graduates who have done community service and who are excellent scholars.
Recipients: Samantha Elliott, Sabre Morabito, & Nikki Allen
Presented by: Mr. Walter Gardner, Chairman, Lions Club Scholarship Committee
Lions Club Medals for Excellence
Each year the Lions Club rewards outstanding scholarship with these medals:
Art-Cory Gordinier; Business-Stephanie Bowers; Social Studies-Kurt Button; Technology-Donal Joyce; Math-Rick Whitwood; French-R. Vincent Embser; & Spanish-Dan Harris
Presented by: Mr. Gardner, Lions Club Member
Kevin Lynch Memorial
New in 1996, this scholarship is given by Kevin’s friends and family to aid athletic college-bound seniors who have achieved good math and science grades.
Recipients: Arielle Szabo & Rick Whitwood
Presented by: Mr. Gary Johnson
William McKinley Memorial Scholarship
The McKinley family memorial to their beloved son and brother Billy is funded by proceeds from the Billy Billy McKinley Golf Tournament, sponosred by the owners of Better Days and L’Italia Restaurants.
Recipients: Bridget Shea & Matt Martinelli
Presented by: Mrs. Margaret Whitehouse, sister of Billy McKinley
Monica M. Moore Memorial Scholarship
Ms. Moore’s family set up this new scholarship to honor her memory and assist outstanding Wellsville High School graduates.
Recipients: Jessica Willetts & Matt Martinelli
Presented by: Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Moore (Ms. Moore’s nephew and his wife – donors)
Women of the Moose Memorial Scholarship
A student who plans to study nursing or another “people-oriented” field is honored.
Recipient: Brianna Luecken
Presented by: Mrs. Rebecca Freeman. Senior Regent, W.O.M.
National Honor Society School Service Scholarship
A new award, this scholarship honors a senior who has gone “above and beyond” in serving others.
Recipient: Charles Joyce
Presented by: Mrs. April Palmiter, Advisor
New York State Lottery “Leaders of Tomorrow”
Each school in New York State receives only one scholarship to bhe awarded to an outstanding college-bound senior.
Recipient: Caitlin Finn
Presented by: Mrs. Synakowski
Dana Perry Memorial Scholarship
Given in memory of Dana Perry, this award is donated by the Players of Allegany County.
Recipient: Matt Brown
Presented by: Mrs. Betsy Orlando, Secretary & Mrs. Joe Mead, Vice-President
High School Principal’s Scholarships
Students who have had a “positive influence on school climate” are honored from faculty and staff donations.
Recipients: Lauren Tolman & Lindsay Joy
Presented by: Mrs. Synakowski, Principal
Brigid Porter Memorial
The porter family honors Brigid’s memory with this specifric award for a senior planning to study music.
Recipient: Dan Dunham
Presented by: Mr. Gary Johnson
Rotary Club of Wellsville Education Fund Grants
The Rotary Club recognizes those graduates who consistently demonstrate all-around fine achievement with increased awards this year.
Recipients: Julian Baldwin, Stephanie Bowers, Ryan Lester, & Sabre Morabito
Presented by: Mr. Art VanTyne, Rotary Club Scholarship Committee
Steuben Trust Company Scholarship
Begun in 1995, Steuben Trust has increased the scholarship (to $6,000), rewarding a senior who plans to attend a four-year college.
Recipient: Kurt Button
Presented by: Mr. Gary Balcom, Manager, Wellsville Branch Stueuben Trust Company
Track & Field Boosters’ Scholarship
This award is for a senior athlete who has demonstrated a high degree of excellence and determination.
Recipient: Steve Ross
Presented by: Mr. Giopulos, Track & Field Coach
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2530 “Mike Pasquale” Scholarship
This award is given to a graduate to reward good scholarship and patriotism.
Recipient: Samantha Elliott
Presented by: Mr. Gary Johnson
Elizabeth Walchli Scholarship
Ms. Walchli gave this scholarship to help WHS seniors achieve their dreams with the stipulation the winners exhibit kindness, empathy and respect for others.
Recipient: Magan Straight & Dustin Quinn
Presented by: Mr.John Walchli
Walker Business Services Scholarship
This award is given by Walker Business Servicesto a graduate planning on a business career after college.
Recipient: Dustin Hess
Presented by: Mrs. Vonnie Walker, Owner Walker Business Services
James D. Washburn Memorial Scholarship
Friendship Dairies and Mrs. Washburn have sponsored this scholarship in Mr. Washburn’s memory.
Recipient: Samantha Lamphier
Presented by: Mrs. Tammy Wright, Mr. Washburn’s daughter
Pam Weinhauer Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship, new in 2000, is in memory of a beloved Wellsville Elementary School teacher.
Recipients: Shannan Milligan & Samantha Elliott
Presented by: Mr. Larry Weinhauer, husband of the late Mrs. Weinhauer
Wellsville Area BPW Club Scholarship
The Wellsville Business & Professional Women have given scholarships since 1935 to deserving graduates.
Recipient: Ian Cannon
Presented by: Mrs. Joanne Allen, member,for the WBPW Club
Wellsville Area Chamber of Commerce “Kailbourne-Allen” Scholarship
Given by Erland-Kailbourne, Gary Allen & The Chamber of Commerce; this honor rewards a student who plans to study banking or business in college.
Recipient: Maureen Burdick
Presented by: Mrs. Virginia Elliott, Chamber of Commerce Board Member
Wellsville C.S.D. Transportation Department Scholarships
This is the tenth year the bus drivers have given a scholarship to seniors planning to go to college.
Recipients: Travis Middaugh & Cody Nolan
Presented by: Mrs. Bea Wilson, WCSD School Bus Driver
Wellsville C.S.D. Employees Scholarships
Presented by: Mrs. Carol English WEA President & Mrs. April Palmiter, WEA Vice-President
Pat Pickut Memorial Scholarship: Megan Straight
Alice Filkins Honorary Scholars: Jessica Willett
WEA Awards: Chelsae Black, Brianna Luecken, Ryan Lester, Caitlin Finn, Stacy Shutt, Shawn Slocum, Shannon Milligan
Wellsville High School Music Awards
Music program students who have participated throughout
their high school years are honored by the Music Boosters with these awards.
All County Band – Jarred Fanton
J.P.S. Band – Shannan Milligan
Director Band – Vincent Embser
NYS Field Band – Megan Straight
National School Choral – Dan Dunham
Vocal – R. Vincent Embser
Outstanding Contributor to Theater – Mark Owen, Megan Straight, & Dan Dunham
Director’s Award for Orchestra – A.J. Fay
Pursuing Music Career – Brad Lauzze, Dan Dunham, & R. Vincent Embser
Recognition of Service – Shannon Milligan, Dan Stebbins, Jarred Fanton, & Brian Smith
Wellsville Police Department PBA Scholarships
The Police Benevolent Association gives awards to students who plan on criminal justice careers.
Recipients: George Lynch & Shawn Graham
Presented by: Sgt. Jeff Monroe, WPBA Scholarship Committee
Wellsville Elementary PTA Scholarships
These scholarships are given to purposeful graduates who plan to go to college.
Recipients: Shannan Milligan & Jessica Willetts
Presented by: Mrs. Lori Greene-Smith, PTA President
Society of Women Engineers (Twin Tiers Secdtion)
Certificates are awarded to outstanding female graduates.
Recipients: Sabre Morabito & Lindsay Joy
Presented by: Ms. Taylor
Lin Yan Zhang Memorial Scholarship
Lin Yan’s short life is memorialized by this award generated by contributions from class members, faculty, and staff.
Recipients: Andrew McArdle & Shawn Slocum
Presented by: Ms. Harris
Zone 14 Association of School Nurses
The school nurses of Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua Counties honor students with this new award.
Recipient: Stacy Shutt
Presented by: Ms. Taylor
Allegany County Masonic Fellowship Scholarship
The Masonic Council Charities funds a special award for a senior in each Allegany County School.
Recipient: Nikki Allen
Present by: Mrs. April Palmiter
Class of 2005
as of 6/14/05
Julian Baldwin, SUNY Binghamton, Bio-Engineering
Chelsae Black, SUNY Brockport, Liberal Arts
Stephanie Bowers, Slippery Rock University, Pre-Medicine/Biology
Maureen Burdick, Rochester Institute of Technology, Bus. Admin./Marktg.
Kurt Button, SUNY Alfred, Computing Engineering
Ian Cannon, Rochester Institute of Technology, Packaging Science
Patrick Comstock, Daemon College, Graphic Design
Kevin Cudney, University of Buffalo, Pharmacy
Chris Dahlgren, LeMoyne College, Business Administration
Matthew Depner, Clarkson University, Engineering
Brian Drake, Rochester Institute of Technology, New Media Design & Imaging
Daniel Dunham, SUNY Fredonia, Music Performance/Percussion
Samantha Elliott, Allegheny College, Biology
Richard V. Embser, Boston College, Mathematics/Music
Caitlin Finn, SUNY New Platz, Undecided
Gregory Flurschutz, SUNY Alfred – 4 Year Program, Mechanical Engineering
George Goetschius, American University, Political Science
Daniel P. Harris, University of Rochester, English/Mathematics
Dustin Hess, St. John’s University, Business Administration
Lindsay Joy, SUNY Geneseo, Undecided
Charles Joyce, Cornell University, Industrial Labor Relations
Donald Joyce, Syracuse University, Pre-Medicine
Samantha Lamphier, Alfred University, Pre-Vet/Equestrian Studies
Bradley Lauzze, York College of Pennsylvania, Music Industry/Record. Tech.
Jeri Lee, SUNY Alfred – 4 Year Program, Computer Science
Ryan Lester, R.I.T., Physician Assistant
Brianna Luecken, Slippery Rock University, Exercise Science/Phys. Therapy
Jacquelyn Luecken, SUNY Purchase or SUNY Alfred, Undecided
Michael Maiden, LaSalle University, Phila, PA, Pre-Medicine/English
Matt Martinelli, St. Bonaventure University, Journalism
Andrew McArdle, St. Bonaventure University, Physical Education
Brady Miles, SUNY Brockport, Pre-Law, Sports Management
Shannan Milligan, SUNY Geneseo, English-Education
Sabre Morabito, University of Rochester, History/Pre-Law
Jeffrey O’Boyle, Penn State/Behrend College, Mechanical Engineering
Mark Owen, Hobart & William Smith College, Architecture
Katherine Pease, Ithica College, English/Pre-Law
Ryan Pratt, Lock Haven University, Criminal Justice/State Police
Dustin Quinn, SUNY OSWEGO, Physical Therapy
Joshua Robarts, SUNY GENESEO, History/Education
Erica Rohrabacher, SUNY GENESEO, Speech Pathology
Stephen Ross, SUNY Brockport, Secondary Ed./Earth Science
Bridget Shea, SUNY Fredonia, Bus. Admin./Physical Education
Daniel Stebbins, R.I.T., Film and Animation Technology
Derek Storms, Roberts Wesleyan, Business Administration
Megan Straight, Alfred University, Performing Arts
Arielle Szabo, R.I.T., Pre-Law, Criminal Justice
Jason Szabo, R.I.T., Engineering
Lauren Tolman, Bowling Green State University, Human Nutrition/Dietetics
John Valentine, Lock Haven University, Criminal Justice, Communication
Changecheng John Wang, University of Rochester, Electrical Engineering
Rick Whitwood, R.I.T., Civil Engineering
Jessica Willetts, Edinboro University of PA, Elementary Education
Two-Year College or Trade School
Nikki Allen, Jamestown Community College, Human Services
Brittany Barke, SUNY Alfred, Nursing/RN
Matthew Brown, Monroe Community College, Criminal Justice
Jessica Burdick, SUNY Alfred, Lib. Arts/Criminal Justice
Whitney Cornell, SUNY Alfred, Business Administration
Jarred Fanton, Motorcycle Mechanics Institute, Motorcycle Mechanic
Samantha Farrow, North Metro Tech. Georgia, Business
Anthony Fay, Jamestown Community College, Chemistry
Matt Fish, SUNY College at Canton, Mortuary Science
Shawn Graham, Jamestown Community College, Criminal Justice
Amber Green, Jamestwon Community College, Social Work/Criminal Jsutice
Nichole Hachtel, SUNY Alfred, Vet Tech. (ASOP)
Christopher Hagan, SUNY Alfred, Undecided
Kristopher Haney, SUNY Alfred – Wellsville, Carpentry/Building Construction
Jeaninne Heard, SUNY Alfred, Human Services
Cory Hills, Jamestown Community College, Undecided/Business
Brynn Jackson, SUNY Alfred, Humanities
Ashley Joy, Wake Tech. Comm. College, N.C., Nursing
George Lynch, Finger Lakes Community College, Law Enforcement
Jarrid Matteson, Penn Tech. Div. of Penn State, Paramedic
Kristine Melasi, SUNY Alfred, Criminal Justice/Forensics
Travis Middaugh, SUNY Alfred – Wellsville, Machine Tool Technology
Kyle Mills, SUNY Alfred, Human Services
Jessica Mosher, SUNY Alfred, Nursing/R.N.
Cody Nolan, SUNY Alfred – Wellsville, Machine Tool Technology
Timothy O’Neill, SUNY Alfred, Computer Art & Design
Melissa Shedrick, SUNY Alfred, Business
Michael Sheridan, SUNY Alfred, Undecided
Staci Shutt, SUNY Alfred, Nursing
Shawn Slocum, Olean Business Institute, Bus. Adm./Management
Eric Smith, SUNY Alfred, Liberal Arts/Social Sciences
Michael Spear, SUNY Alfred, Computer Info. Systems
Amanda Sturdevant, SUNY Alfred, Business/Entrepreneurship
Amanda L. Taylor, SUNY Alfred, Nursing
Melissa Torpey, SUNY Alfred, Business/Accounting
Linda Ueblacker, SUNY Alfred , Liberal Arts/Sociology