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.

p297006985_84997 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

p364924683_84999 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

p306108958_85000 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”
$4,000 Scholarship

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
Future Plans
as of 6/14/05
Four-Year College

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