Scholarship and Awards Night


Wellsville High School Senior Scholarship and Awards Night June 5, 2007


The Masonic Fellowship Council Award

The Masonic Council Charities funds a special award for a senior in each Allegany County School.

Recipient: Laurie Mosher

Presented by: Ms. Michelle Alvord, Guidance Counselor


US Air Force Achievement Awards

The Air Force recognizes outstanding seniors
who have excelled during the past school year.

Math & Science – Zach Smith & Bethany Brady
Scholar Athletes – Kevin Denner & Elizabeth Shea
Technology – Sam Lamphier

Presented by: Mrs. Costance Synakowski, Principal


US Army Reserve Scholar/Athlete Awards

The Army Reserve honors excellent scholar-athletes in high schools across the nation.

Recipients: Glenn Hall & Aubrey Perkins

Presented by: Staff Sgt. Van Booth, US Army Recruiter


Marine Corps Achievement Awards

The US Marine Corps offers several awards to appropriately recognize deserving students.

Distinguished Athlete – Pat Lynch & Corinna Cole
Semper Fidelis – Chris Fanton
Scholastic Award – Natalie Skwarek

Awards Presented by: Staff Sgt. Scott Perry, US Marine Corp Recruiter


Allegany County S.A.D.D. Scholarships

Members of Students Against Disastrous Decisions are eligible for these awards.

Recipients: Elizabeth Graham

Presented by: Mrs. Shelley Chaffee, SADD Advisor


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: Heather Fairchild

Presented by: Mrs. Shelley Chaffee, Mr. Kiefer’s daughter


WHS Student Council Scholarships

Student Council members who have given oustanding service are honored with this award.

Recipient: Elizabeth Graham

Presented by: Mrs. Elva Cornell & Ms. Stacy Saltino, Advisors


Alumni Association of Wellsville High School

The Alumni Association receives donations from former graduates to reward deserving students.

Recipients: Alison Aiken, Chris Fanton, Bryan Hennessy, Scott Mansfield, Aubrey Perkins

Presented by: Mr. Tony Havens, President of WHS Alumni Association


Jill Burton Memorial Scholarship

This award recognizes an outstanding cosmetology graduate. It is given in memory of Ms. Jill Burton, former owner of Shear Delight Salon.

Recipient: Aubrey Perkins

Presented by: Mrs. Lindsey Tompkins, Guidance Counselor


Bartholomay Nursing Scholarship

Mrs. Bartholomay gave the proceeds from the sale of her home to help graduates earn an RN degree.

Recipient: Kim Shutt

Presented by: Ms. Lindsey Tompkins, Guidance Counselor


Beta Sigma Phi Sorority Scholarships

Beta Sigma Phi Sorority encourages college preparation and rewards seniors who show initiative, seriousness of purpose and community service.

Recipients: Abby Christman & Kevin Denner

Presented by: , Guidance Counselor


Pete Childs Memorial Scholarship

Fisher’s Pharmacy recognizes graduates who plan a career in pharmacy.

Recipient: Jessica Slep

Presented by: Ms. Lindsey Thompkins, Guidance Department Chairman


Civil Service Employees’ Association Scholarships

The Wellsville School District’s CSEA Chapter 802 honors children of members.

Recipient: Kim Shutt

Presented by: Mrs. Elva Cornell, CSEA Member


Shane Colligan Memorial Scholarship

This award is in memory of an outstanding WHS graduate, whose courage and perserverance is an inspiration to us all.

Recipient: Alison Aiken

Variety Club of Buffalo Scholarship

Recipient: Megan Carpenter

Both Presented by: Mr. Tim Colligan, father of Shane Colligan


American Legion Auxiliary Scholarships

The Morrison Hayes Unit #702 American Legion Auxiliary awards scholarships to one or more eligible candidates.

Recipients: Anna Graham & Jessica Marble

Presented by: Vicky Scott, President of the American Legion Auxiliary


American Legion Post #702

Children or grandchildren of veterans are selected to receive these memorial scholarships.

“Terry Quackenbush” Scholarship
Recipient: Richard Ives

“Sonny Sobeck” Scholarship
Recipient: Aubrey Perkins


American Legion Post #702
Presidential Freedom Scholarship

The American Legion Post #702 recognizes outstanding leadership in community service by high school seniors.

Recipient: Megan Carpenter

All Presented by: Mr. Nate Scott, Commander


Moose Lodge #601

The Moose Lodge awards a graduating senior who has contributed at least 100 hours of community service within the past 12 months.

Recipient: Annemarie Herzing

Presented by: Mr. Rick Freeman, Deputy Supreme Govenor


The Community of Wellsville Art Scholarships

These awards are funded by community contributions to recognize exemplary art students.

Recipients: Abby Christman, Alex Geoppner, Randy Haskins, & Brandan Hinkle

Presented by: Mrs. Amanda Oglesbee & Mr. Mark Corwine, Art Educators


Dornow Memorial Scholarship Fund

Since 1956, the will of Mrs. Dornow has provided awards to encourage college study.

Recipients: William Fahs & Shawn Foster

Presented by: Mr. Gary Johnson, Guidance Department Chairman


Mason T. & Elizabeth Dye Memorial

This endowment from the will of Mr. and Mrs. Dye will reward WHS graduates who attend college.

Recipients: Corinna Cole & Melissa Schurr

Presented by: Ms. Michelle Alvord, Guidance Counselor


Louann Wood-Driscoll Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship honors Ms. Driscoll’s memory. Funds are donated by family and the Class of 1971.

Recipient: Craig Neal

Presented by: Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Neal, Class of 1972


Dolores Neary Anstaett Scholarship

Carol W. Anstaett, 1st Vice-President of Smith Barney, Inc. (Olean) has set up this generous fund to help WHS graduates. Mrs. Anstaett graduated from WHS in 1950.

Recipient: Brianna Bledsoe & Bethany Brady

Presented by: Mr. Gary Johnson, Guidance Department Chairman


Elks Club ‘F. Vanama Jones’ Scholarships

Given by the local Elks Lodge in memory of former Sheriff F. Vanama Jones to members’ children.

Recipients: Alison Aiken, Abby Christman, Jill Tenney, Kevin Denner, Heather Fairchild, Bryan Hennessy, & Jessica Marble

Elks Club Lodge Scholarships

The Elks Club rewards good scholarship with these awards.

Recipients: Abby Christman, Heather Fairchild, & Bryan Hennessy

Presented by: Mr. Bruce Thomas, Elks Club Scholarship Chairman


Exchange Club of Wellsville Scholarships

The Wellsville Exchange Club again honors high school graduates with its Scholarship Program.

Recipients: Abby Christman, Liz Graham, & Jessica Slep

Presented by: Mr. Ralph Eastlack, Scholarship Chairman, Exchange Club


WCS Transportation Dept. Scholarships

The WCSD transportation department offers a scholarship to a senior planning to attend college.

Receipient: Joseph Koch

Presented by: Ralph Eastlack, WCSD representative


International Union of Operating Engineers/Pipeline Employers Fund

This scholarship is awarded to a student entering the Diesal Mechanics Program. The student must show an interest in entering the construction industry after graduation.

Recipient: Bret Gardner

Presented by: Mr. Gary Johnson, Guidance Department Chairman


Football Boosters’ Scholarships

Since 1998, the WHS Football Boosters have honored Senior athletes with these scholarships.

Recipients: Vince Antonioli, Matt Baker, Kevin Denner, Randy Haskins, & Cory Pace

Presented by: Mr. Larry Peacock, Football Boosters President


Edward & Evelyn Foster Memorial Scholarship

This award honors a senior who will pursue a degree in environmental studies or elementary education.

Recipient: Liz Kellogg

Presented by: Mrs. Darlene Knox, Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Foster


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: Courtney Lewis

Presented by: Mr. Doug Depew, Manager, Wellsville Giant Food Mart


Immaculate Conception Parish
Altar & Rosary Society Scholarship

This scholarship is given by the Altar & Rosary Society of Immaculate Conception Church to an outstanding, confirmed ICS graduate.

Recipient: Alison Aiken

Presented by: Mrs. Linda Wesche, President Altar and Rosary Society


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.

Recipient: Michelle Johnson

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: James Baldwin & Alexa Olson

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: Abby Christman & Jessica Marble

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: Abby Christman, Liz Graham, & Natalie Skwarek

Presented by: Mr. Bruce Thomas, Chairman of Lions Club Scholarship Committee


Lions Club Medals for Excellence

Each year the Lions Club rewards outstanding scholarship with these medals:
Art – Abby Christman
Business – Matt Baker
Social Studies – Justin Vossler
Technology – Sam Lamphier
Math -Zach Smith
English – Heather Fairchild
French – Jessica Slep
Spanish – Matt Baker
Science – Natalie Skwarek

Presented by: Mr. Bruce Thomas, Lions Club Scholarship Committee & Beth Howitt, WEA President


Kevin Lynch Memorial

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: Matt Baker & Suvita Viswanathan

Presented by: Mrs.Constance Synakowski, Principal


Mallery Memorial Scholarship

This memorial fund honors hard-working graduates who plan to go on for further education.

Recipient: Joseph Koch

Presented by: Ms. Michelle Alvord, Guidance Counselor


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: Vince Antonioli & Megan Carpenter

Presented by: Michael McKinley, brother of Billy McKinley


Monica M. Moore Memorial Scholarship

Ms. Moore’s family set up this scholarship to honor her memory and assist outstanding Wellsville High School graduates.

Recipient: Elizabeth Shea

Presented by: Mrs. Lindsey Tompkins, Guidance Counselor


Women of the Moose Memorial Scholarship

A student who plans to study nursing or another “people-oriented” field is honored.

Recipient: Kim Shutt

Presented by: Christie Allen, Senior Regent, W.O.M.


National Honor Society
School Service Scholarship

This scholarship honors a senior who has gone “above and beyond” in serving others.

Recipients: Zachary Smith & Jill Tenney

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: Jill Tenney

Presented by: Mrs. Constance Synakowski, Principal


Brigid Porter Memorial Scholarship

The porter family honors Brigid’s memory with an award for a senior planning to study music.

Recipient: Aaron Padden

Presented by: Mr. Gary Johnson, Guidance Department Chairman


Leslie Newland Thomas Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior entering a two or four year college majoring in music.


Presented by: Ms. Carrie Whitwood, sister of Leslie Newland Thomas


High School Principal’s Scholarship

Students who have had a “positive influence on school climate” are honored from faculty and staff donations.

Recipient: Sam Lamphier & Patrick Lynch

Presented by: Mrs. Constance Synakowski, Principal


Alstrom Power/Air Preheater Scholarship

This scholarship rewards children of Alstom Power/Air Preheater employees.

Recipient: Matt Baker

Presented by: Adam Sorochin, Alstrom Power Counselor


Rotary Club of Wellsville
Education Fund Grants

The Rotary Club recognizes those graduates who consistently demonstrate all-around fine achievement.

Recipients: Corinna Cole, Brandan Hinkle, Alexa Olson, & Jessica Slep

Presented by: Mrs. Rita Sobeck, Rotary Club Scholarship Committee


Steuben Trust Company Scholarship

Begun in 1995, Steuben Trust rewards a senior who plans to attend a four-year college.

Recipient: Bethany Brady

Presented by: Mr. Gary Balcom, Manager, Wellsville Branch Stueuben Trust Company


Twombly Memorial Aviation Scholarship

The Twombly family rewards young people who are interested in the field of aviation.

Recipient: Bryan Hennessy

Presented by: Ms. Michelle Alvord, Guidance Counselor


Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2530
“Mike Pasquale” Scholarship

This award is given to a graduate to reward good scholarship and patriotism.

Recipient: Megan Carpenter

Presented by: Mr. Gary Johnson, Guidance Department Chairman


Elizabeth Walchli Scholarships

Ms. Walchli gave these scholarships to help WHS seniors achieve their dreams with the stipulation the winners exhibit kindness, empathy and respect for others.

Recipients: Anna Graham, Natalie Skwarek, & Jill Tenney

Presented by: Mr. John Walchli


Walker Business Services Scholarship

This award is given by Walker Business Services to a graduate planning on a business career after college.

Recipient: Cory Wright

Presented by: Mrs. Vonnie Walker, Owner of Walker Business Services


Walker & Marshall Insurance Agency Scholarship

Two awards are given to outstanding seniors. One scholarship is given to a senior who plans to study criminal justice.

Recipients: Annemarie Herzing, Christina Mastin, & Patrick Lynch

Presented by: Mr. Robert Walker, Owner, Walker Marshall Insurnace Agency


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: Matt Baker

Presented by: Mr. Steve Havey, Director of WLSV Area Chamber of Commerce


Max Coleman Memorial Award

Given by the Wellsville FFA, this scholarship is designated for a dedicated FFA member.

Recipient: Jessica May

Presented by: Mrs. Susan Ralyea, FFA Advisor


Erway Family FFA Scholarship

This award is given to FFA member(s) by Wayne and Janet Erway and family.

Recipient: Jessica May

Presented by: Mrs. Susan Ralyea, FFA Advisor


James D. Washburn Memorial Scholarship

Friendship Dairies and Mrs. Washburn have sponsored this scholarship in Mr. Washburn’s memory.

Recipient: Brandan Hinkle

Presented by: Mrs. Shantel Dieter, Mr. Washburn’s daughter


Wellsville C.S.D. Employees Scholarships

Pat Pickut Memorial Scholarship: Natalie Skwarek
Alice Filkins Honorary Scholar: Heather Fairchild
WCS Awards: Anna Graham, Ben Pettenati, Amanda Smith, & Zach Smith

Presented by: Mrs. Beth Howitt, WEA President


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. The following awards were presented by: Mrs. Judith Belin, Director of Music & Mrs. Connie Dunham, Music Boosters Club.

Music Education Award

Recipient: Aaron Padden


Music Service Awards

Recipients: Bethany Brady, Dara Dunham, Chris Fanton, Heather Fairchild, Craig Neal, Jill Tenney, Justin Vossler, Megan Carpenter, Ben Pettenati, & Amanda Smith


Music Theatre Awards

Recipients: Aaron Padden, Bethany Brady, Megan Carpenter, Amanda Smith, Justin Vossler, & Chris Fanton


John Phillip Sousa Award

Recipient: Aaron Padden



Recipients: Aaron Padden & Dara Dunham


“National School Choral Award”

This award is based upon merit, ability, outstanding achievement and contributions to our school vocal music program.

Recipient: Aaron Padden

Presented by: Mrs. Judy Belin


Wellsville Elementary PTA Scholarships

These scholarships are given to purposeful graduates who are interested in teaching as a career.

Vicki Cornell Memorial – Megan Carpenter
Charles Fuller Memorial – Courtney Lewis

Presented by: Mr. Scott Vonderheide, Member of Scholarship Committee


Wellsville Fire Department
Youth Incentive Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to s senior who has been an active member of the Junior Fire Department.

Recipient: Anna Graham

Presented by Mr. David Pinney, Chief Wellsville Fire Department


David’s Song Scholarship

This gift from Mrs. Audrey Phelps Chouffi, ’56, is awarded to a graduate(s) who are not necessarily college-bound, but are eager to learn and grow.

Recipient: Andrew Ballengee & Stephen Molloy

Presented by: Ms. Michelle Alvord, Guidance Counselor


Gerald & Faith Garwood Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was created in memory of Gerald & Faith Garwood. They achieved a great deal without a formal college education. It is dedicated to them and their spirit for learning and passion for helping others.

Recipient: Courtney Lewis

Presented by: Mr. Gary Johnson, Guidance Department Chairman


Wellsville Sesquicentennial “150” Award

This award recognizes seniors who have demonstrated what Wellsville means to them through writing, art, video, or photographs.

Recipients: Sloane Comstock, Scott Mansfield, Jessica Marble, Jessica Slep, & Megan Lynch

Presented by: Ann Comstock, Chairman of Wellsville Sesquicentennial


Allegany Area Foundation Scholarships
Kirby Jensen Scholarship
Jessica May

Belva Waite Scholarships
Heather Fairchild
Michelle Johnson

Allegany County National Honor Society Scholarships
Abby Christman
Aaron Padden
Jill Tenney

American Legion Boys State
Samuel Lamphier
Zachary Smith

Big 30 Academic Team
Abby Christman

Big 30 Athletic Team
Elizabeth Graham

Burger King ScholarshipNominee
Jessica May

Business First “First Honors”
Bethany Brady
Abby Christman
Heather Fairchild
Elizabeth Graham
Samuel Lamphier
Alexa Olson
Aaron Padden
Natalie Skwarek
Jill Tenney
Suvita Viswanathan

Robert Byrd Honors Scholarship Nominee
Abby Christman

Clarkson University Leadership Award
Suvita Viswanathan

Clarkson University Achievement Award
Samuel Lamphier

DAR Good Citizen
Aaron Padden

Davies-Foy Scholar/Athletes Award
Matthew Baker
Heather Fairchild

IAABO Referees’ Scholarship
Matthew Baker

Duane Anderson Science Medal
Zachary Smith

Exchange Club “Students of the Month”
Abby Christman
Elizabeth Graham
Jessica Slep

Twenty-Point Letters
Alison Aiken, Matthew Baker, Bethany Brady, Megan Carpenter, Abby Christman, Kevin Denner, Angela Depew, Dara Dunham, Kristin Egbert, Christopher Fanton, Anna Graham, Catherine Gresham, Glenn Hall II, Randy Haskins, Bryan Hennessy, Annemarie Herzing, Elizabeth Kellogg, Megan Lynch, Patrick Lynch, Alexa Olson, Aubrey Perkins, Benjamin Pettenati, Kendyl Phillips, Melissa Schurr, Elizabeth Shea, Natalie Skwarek, Jessica Slep, Jill Tenney, Suvita Viswanathan, Richard Wightman, Cory Wright

Forty-Point Letters
Corinna Cole, Heather Fairchild, James Helms, Christina Mastin

Sixty-Point Letters
Elizabeth Graham, Jessica Marble, Jessica May

Eighty-Point Letters
Aaron Padden

Henry and Rosa Gabriel Memorial Scholarships
Jill Tenney
Zachary Smith

Knights of Pythias Award
Annemarie Herzing

NASSP Principals’ Leadership Award Nominee
Elizabeth Graham

National FFA Scholarship/Agway Foundation
Jessica May

NYS Scholarships for Academic Excellence
Abby Christman
Heather Fairchild
Natalie Skwarek
Jill Tenney

NYS Attorney General’s “Character, Courage & Commitment” Award
Megan Carpenter
Samuel Lamphier

NYS Comptroller’s Achievement Award
Jessica Marble

NYS DECA Career Conference Delegates
Matthew Baker
Kevin Denner

Odyssey of the Mind World Finalists
Abby Christman
Elizabeth Kellogg
Alexa Olson

President’s Awards for Academic Excellence (Gold)
Matthew Baker, Abby Christman, Kristin Egbert, Heather Fairchild, Elizabeth Kellogg, Aaron Padden, Justin Vossler

President’s Awards for Educational Achievement (Silver)
Bethany Brady, Corinna Cole, Catherine Gresham, Elizabeth Graham, Annemarie Herzing, Michelle Johnson, Samuel Lamphier, Jessica May, Alexa Olson, Elizabeth Shea, Natalie Skwarek, Jessica Slep, Amanda Smith, Zachary Smith, Jill Tenney, Suvita Viswanathan

Principals’ Ready Writing Contest
Abby Christman
Heather Fairchild

Prudential “Spirit of Community” Award
Jill Tenney

RPI Science and Mathematics Medal
Jessica Slep

IT Computing Medals
Matthew Baker, Michelle Johnson

Rotary Club “Students of the Month”
Abby Christman, Heather Fairchild, Elizabeth Graham, Michelle Johnson, Samuel Lamphier, Patrick Lynch, Alexa Olson, Natalie Skwarek, Jessica Slep, Jill Tenney

Student Sage Award, Russell Sage College
Kristin Egbert

The Western New York Trio/AEEE Consortium Achievement Award
Laurie Mosher

Toyota Community Scholars Program Nominee
Bethany Brady

University of Pittsburgh at Bradford “Women of Promise”
Bethany Brady, Heather Fairchild, Jill Tenney

University of Rochester Award/Bausch & Lomb
Elizabeth Kellogg

University of Rochester Award/Humanities and Social Sciences
Abby Christman

Wells College 21st Century Leadership Award
Natalie Skwarek

Wellsville Business & Professional Women’s Club Award
Alison Aiken

Wendy’s Heisman Scholar-Athlete Awards
Matthew Baker, Heather Fairchild

New York State Business and Marketing Honor Society
Matthew Baker, James Baldwin, Dahl Flynn, Jessica Marble

Great Lakes Institute of Technology Award
Jennifer Perkins

Association of New York State Troopers
Nicholas Lupo Jr.

Dekalb Award
Jessica May

J. Dennis Kirst Scholarship
Jill Tenney

BESPA-CA Employee Scholarship
Brianna Bledsoe

Students Attending A Four Year College


Students Attending A Four Year College

Students Attending A Two Year College

Students Entering the Military

Andrew Morse

Students Entering the Workforce/Undecided

Adam Bentley– Work
Daniel Colf– Work
Christopher Cook– Work
Andrew Dixon –Work
Jonathan Gibbs– Work
Stephanie Irvin– Work
Stephen Molloy– Work
Jesse Nye– Work
Heather Witter– Work
DeForest Christie II –Undecided
Carolina Cordova– Undecided
Dara Dunham –Undecided
Ryan Lehman –Undecided
Brian Migliore– Undecided
Rebecca Sanchez– Undecided

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