Scholarship and Awards Night


Wellsville High School
Scholarship & Awards Night
June 8, 2010

The Wellsville High School held its 21st annual Senior Scholarship Awards night on June 8th. Seventy local organizations, clubs, individuals and scholarship trust funds gave financial awards in the amount of $107,000+ to Wellsville High School seniors who are planning on continuing their education. I would like to thank all of these generous individuals, clubs and associations who have invested in our students’ future education. This community has demonstrated time and time again that not only does it care about our kids, but it is also willing to commit words into actions. Thank you all for the support you provide to Wellsville High School students.
Mr. Dean Giopulos, HS Principal


US Air Force Achievement Awards

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

Math/Science – Mark Antes & Maci Loyd
Scholar/Athletes – Gregory Macafee & Kerry Kane
Presented by: Mr. Dean Giopulos, Principal


US Army Reserve Scholar/Athlete Awards

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

Recipients: Randall Tyson & Chelsea Walker

Presented by: Mr. Dean Giopulos, Principal


Marine Corps Achievement Awards

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

Distinguished Athlete – Joesph Moretti & Katherine Reuning
Semper Fidelis – Sean Dixon
Scholastic Excellence – Sarah Haggerty

Awards Presented by: Cpl. Ellsworth, US Marine Corps Recruiter


Allegany County Pomona Grange #45 Perseverance Award

These awards are meant to honor students who have learned “that success in a good cause is gained only by perseverance.”

Inspiration Award: Mary Lanning
Perseverance Award: Ken Wilson

Presented by: Ms. Sandra Green, Allegany County Pomona Grange #45


Parker Family Scholarship

This scholarship is given by the Parker family to help students further their education.

Recipient: Kerry Kane

Presented by: Mr. Paul Parker


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: Ryan Padden

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


WHS Hall of Fame Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who excels in athletic, academics, and community service.

Recipient: Joseph Moretti

Presented by: Ms. Shelley Chaffee, WHS Hall of Fame Committee


Alumni Association of Wellsville High School

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

Recipients: Olivia Christman, Erica Costello, Bryan Depew, Morgan Dunham, & James Ordway

Presented by: Mr. Tony Havens, WHS Alumni Association


The Community of Wellsville Art Scholarships

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

Recipients: Bethany Dickerson

Presented by: Mrs. Amanda Oglesbee, Art Educator


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: Olivia Christman & Eric Giopulos

Presented by: Mrs. Teresa Joyce, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority Member


Pete Childs Memorial Scholarship

Fisher’s Pharmacy recognizes graduates who plan a career in pharmacy or medical/health.

Recipient: Skylar Pratt

Presented by: Mr. Dean Salyer, Fisher’s Pharmacy


Civil Service Employees’ Association Scholarships

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

Recipients: Brendan Anderson & Skylar Pratt

Presented by: Mrs. Kathy Kelleher, CSEA Member


Shane Colligan Memorial Scholarship

These awards are in memory of an outstanding WHS graduate, whose courage and perserverance is an inspiration to us all.

Shane Colligan: Ryan Keib
Variety Club: Katherine Reuning

Both Presented by: Mr. Tim Colligan, Shane Colligan’s father


American Legion Auxiliary Scholarships

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

Recipient: Erica Costello

Presented by: Mrs. Vickie 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: Kerry Kane

“Wayne Elliott” Scholarship
Recipient: Tyler Cornell

Presidential Freedom Scholarship

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

Recipient: Morgan Dunham

Presented by Mr. Nate Scott, American Legion Commander & Mr. John Baldwin, American Legion Representative


Moose Lodge #601

The Moose Lodge awards a scholarship to a college-bound senior.

Recipient: Jacob Driskel

Presented by: Mr. Rick Freeman, Deputy Supreme Govenor


Cassandra Congdon Memorial Scholarship

The Moose Lodge #601 is awarding a scholarship in memory of Cassandra Congdon.

Recipients: James Ordway

Presented by: Mr. Rick Freeman, Deputy Supreme Govenor


Dornow Memorial Scholarship Fund

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

Recipients: Mark Antes & Ryan Padden

Presented by: Mrs. Lindsey McNinch, Guidance Counselor


Mason T. & Elizabeth Dye Memorial

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

Recipients: Angela Berardi & Eric Giopulos

Presented by: Mrs. Lindsay McNinch, Guidance Counselor


Friends of Allegany ARC Scholarship

This scholarship is open to all Allegany County high school seniors who wish to pursue a degree in a field of work with people with intellectual & developmental disabilities.

Recipient: Vanessa Coy

Presented by: Mr. Dan Martelle, Allegany ARC


International Union of Operating Engineers/Pipeline Employers Fund

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

Recipients; James Ordway & Benjamin Sobeck

Presented by: Mr. Charles Joyce, Owner Otis Eastern


Elks Club ‘F. Vanama Jones’ Scholarships

Given by the local Elks Lodge in memory of former Sheriff F. Vanama Jones.

Recipients: Brendan Anderson, Colin Brown, Olivia Christman, Bethany Dickerson, Paige Fanton, & Bryan Insley

Presented by: Mr. Dale Smith, Elk’s Scholarship Committee


Elks Lodge #1495 Scholarships

The Elks Club rewards seniors with these awards.

Recipients: Ethan Lamphier, Katherine Reuning, Zachary Robarts, Benjamin Sobeck, Andrew Toney, Kyle Walchli

Presented by: Mr. Dale Smith, Elks Club Scholarship Chairman


Exchange Club of Wellsville Scholarships

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

Recipients: Morgan Dunham & Danielle Nye

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: Dylan Dunbar & James Ordway

Presented by: Ralph Eastlack, WCSD representative


Catherine Burkart Memorial Football Scholarships

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

Recipients: Brendan Anderson, Matthew Brown, & Zachary Roberts

Presented by: Mr. Frank Brown and Mr. Dan Shutt, Lions’ Football Coaches


Edward & Evelyn Foster Memorial Scholarship

This award is given in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Foster.

Recipient: Catherine Kellogg

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


Dawn Palmatier Farrell Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is given to a senior who is friendly, kind to others, and has a love of children.

Recipient: Kayla Ford & Ryan Padden

Presented by: Mrs. Debbie Wright & Mrs. Sue Zanders, Cousin & Aunt of Dawn Palmatier Farrell


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 an outstanding student/employee.

Recipient: Skylar Pratt

Presented by: Mr. Mike Berardi, Owner, 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 member of ICC.

Recipient: Bryan Insley

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


Kiwanis Club “James O. Smith” Grants

This scholarship is presented to a senior given in memory of James Smith, former WHS teacher.

Recipient: Erin Dahlgren & Heather Johnson

Presented by Ms. Michelle Alvord, Guidance Coounselor


Leos Club “Carl Fanton & Tyler Hunt” Memorial Scholarships

The WHS Leos Club funds these scholarships in memory of their friends and classmates.

Recipients: William Butler & Catherine Kellogg

Presented by: Mrs. Amy Thomas, Leos Club Advisor


Lioness Club of Wellsville Scholarship

The Lioness’ Club honors college-bound graduates who have shown good scholarship and spirit.

Recipients: Olivia Christman

Presented by: Mrs. Amy Thomas, 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: Colin Brown, Bethany Dickerson, & Ryan Keib

Presented by: Mr. Adam Sorochin, Lions Club Scholarship Committee


Lions Club Medals for Excellence

Each year the Lions Club rewards outstanding scholarship with these medals. Employees of WCS will also give $250 to each winner.

Art – Damian Grimes
Business – Joseph Moretti
Social Studies – Catherine Kellogg
Math – Paige Fanton
English – Skylar Pratt
Spanish – Ryan Keib
Science – Matthew Brown
French – Sarah Haggerty

Presented by: Mr. Adam Sorochin, Lions Club Scholarship Committee


Alstom Power Inc./ Air Preheater Company Scholarship Award

Awarded to the children of Alstom Power/Air Preheater Company employees.

Recipients: Sarah Costello, Amber Slocum

Presented by Mr. Adam Sorochin, Alstom Power Inc./Air Preheater Company


William McKinley Memorial Scholarships

The McKinley family memorial to their beloved son and brother, Billy.

Recipients: Colin Brown & Kerry Kane

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.

Recipients: Morgan Dunham & Maci Lloyd

Presented by: Robert & Hope Moore, Monica M. Moore’s nephew & niece


Science of Life Award

This scholarship is given to a graduating senior who has financial need and an interest in a career in health, medicine or life sciences.

Recipient: Sarah Costello

Presenter: Mrs. Nancy Saupe, mother of Dr. Richard Saupe


National Honor Society School Service Scholarships

This scholarship honors seniors who have gone “above and beyond” in serving others.

Recipients: Kyle Flurschutz & Katherine Reuning

Presented by: Mrs. Beth Howitt & Mrs. Theresa Gorman, NHS Advisors


Wellsville C.S.D. Employees Scholarships

These scholarships are funded by employee contributions. The Pat Pickut Memorial is awarded to an outstanding senior who loves English. The WCS rewards outstanding seniors.

Alice Filkins: Vanessa Coy
Pat Pickut Memorial Scholarship: Kayla Ford
WCS Awards: Paige Fanton

Presented by: Mrs. Beth Howitt, WCS Educator


WHS SADD Scholarships

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

Recipients: Erica Costello, Sarah Costello, Paige Fanton,& Katherine Reuning

Presented by: Mrs. Lindsey McNinch, Guidance Counselor


Brigid Porter Memorial Scholarship

The Porter family honors Brigid’s memory with an award for a senior planning to pursue a music education or a music performance degree.

Recipient: Skyla Pratt

Presented by: Mrs. Lindsey McNinch, Guidance Counselor


High School Principal’s Scholarship

Students who have had a “positive influence on school climate” are honored.

Recipient: Anne Rigas

Presented by: Mr. Dean Giopulos, Principal


Leslie Newland Thomas Memorial Scholarship

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

Recipient: Skylar Pratt

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


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: Matthew Brown & Sarah Costello

Presented by: Mrs. Lindsay McNinch, Guidance Counselor


Rotary Club of Wellsville
Education Fund Scholarships

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

Recipients: Mark Antes, Katherine Reuning, & Randall Tyson

Presented by: Mr. Art VanTyne, Scholarship Committee


Steuben Trust Company Scholarship

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

Recipient: Paige McNeill

Presented by: Mrs. Marcie Bledsoe, Wellsville Branch Stueuben Trust Company


Bartholomay Nursing Scholarship

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

Recipient: Paige Fanton

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: Kerry Kane

Presented by: Ms. Michelle Alvord, Guidance Counselor


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: Paige Fanton & Mary Worden

Presented by: Mr. John Walchli Jr., brother to Elizabeth Walchli


Walker Business Services Scholarship

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

Recipient: Nicholas Foster

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


Walker & Marshall Insurance Agency Scholarship

Walker & Marshall Insurance Agency rewards senior graduates with these scholarships.

Recipients: Michael Cobin & Courtney Speta

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


Wellsville Area Chamber of Commerce
“Kailbourne-Allen” & “Ridgewalk & Run” Scholarships

The Wellsville Chamber of Commerce honor seniors with these awards.

Kailbourne-Allen Award: Andrew Toney
Ridgewalk & Run: Kerry Kane

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


Women of the Moose Memorial Scholarship

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

Recipient: Paige Fanton

Presented by: Bridget Makeley, Sr. Regent, & Rhonda Golish, Jr. Graduate Regent


James D. Washburn Memorial Scholarship

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

Recipient: James Ordway

Presented by: Ms. Shantel Dieter, Mr. Washburn’s granddaughter


James R. Stein Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is dedicated in mmory of Jim Stein. A beloved teacher, coach, and friend.

Recipients: Morgan Dunham, Paige Fanton, Eric Giopulos, & Katherine Reuning

Presented by: Caryn Stein Hand & Chole Hand, daughter & granddaughter of Jim Stein


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 WCS Music Educators: Mrs. Judith Belin, Mr. Matt Oliveira, Mrs. Margarita Mezvinsky.


Music Education

Recipient: Skylar Pratt


Music Service & Theatre Awards

Recipients: Tiffany Hills , Shania Luecken, Miranda Matott, Paige McNeill, & Randall Tyson


Music Service & Theatre Awards

Recipients: Catherine Kellogg, Mary Lanning, Brandon Nye, Ryan Padden, Courtney Speta, & Nichole Wilbur


Music Service & Theatre Awards


Zachary Bone, William Butler, Sean Dixon, Brannan Geshwind, Sarah Haggerty, Ryan Keib, & Skylar Pratt


John Phillip Sousa Award

Recipient: Sarah Haggerty



Recipient: Sean Dixon


Deborah Mae O’Hara Memorial Scholarship

Barbara Hull Kochon has established this scholarship in memory of her dear friend, Deborah Mae O’Hara. Ms. O’Hara was a WHS graduate of the Class of 1967.

Recipient: Sarah Haggerty

Presented by: Ms. Michelle Alvord, Guidance Counselor


David’s Song Scholarship

This gift from Mrs. Audrey Phelps Chouffi, ’56, is awarded to a graduate(s) who are eager to learn and grow.

Recipient: Allison Brady & Kayla Ford

Presented by: Ms. Michelle Alvord, Guidance Counselor


Joshua G. Giddings Memorial Scholarship

This award is given in memory of Joshua G. Giddings, a Class of 2003 graduate.

Recipient: Bradley Gunner

Presented by: Ms. Michelle Alvord, Guidance Counselor


David Mallery Memorial Scholarship

This memorial fund honors hard-working graduates who plan to further their education.

Recipient: Gregory Macafee

Presented by: Ms. Michelle Alvord, Guidance Counselor


Wellsville Elementary PTA Scholarships

The Wellsville Elementary PTA awards seniors who have given at least 50 hours of community service during their high school careers.

Recipients: Paige Fanton, Ryan Keib, Skylar Pratt, & Katherine Reuning

Presented by: Mr. Scott Vonderheide, Wellsville Elementary School Librarian


Class of 1971 Scholarship

This scholarship honors deceased members of the Class of 1971. The funds for this award are donated by the Class of 1971 and their families.

Recipient: Zachary Robarts

Presented by: Mrs. Lindsey McNinch, Guidance Counselor


WLSV Business & Professional Women’s Club Scholarship

The Wellsville Business and Professional Women’s Club offers a scholarship to a graduating senior pursuing further education.

Recipient: Taylor Johnson

Presented by: Mrs. Lindsey McNinch, Guidance Counselor


Faith & Gerald Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was created in memory of Faith & Gerald Garwood. It is dedicated to them and their spirit for learning and passion for helping others.

Recipients: Paige Fanton & Michael Frycek

Presented by: Mrs. Lindsey McNinch, Guidance Counselor


Delores Neary Anstaett Scholarsship

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: Chelsea Walker

Presented by: Mrs. Lindsey McNinch, Guidance Counselor


US Marine Corps ROTC Scholarship

The United States Marines offers scholarships through their ROTC program.

Recipient: Randal Tyson

Presented by: Capt. Arnold B. Selvidge, US Marine Corps


Brendan William Anderson – Genesse Community College
Megan Anderson – Undecided
Mark Steven Antes – Penn State University
Nicholas Antonioli – Alfred State College
Kristin Barnett – Undecided
Angela Marie Berardi – St. Bonaventure University
Nicolas Biedakiewicz – College of St. Scholastica
Zachary R. Bone – Alfred State College
Allison N. Brady – Missionary Work
Cory R. Brion – Alfred State College
Colin M. Brown – Duquesne University
Matthew R. Brown – RPI
Charlene Elizabeth Burdick – Workforce
William Butler – Alfred State College
Olivia Christman – University of Buffalo
Michael Andrew Cobin – Pittsburgh Technical Institute
Dustin E.W. Cole – Alfred State College
Tyler Matthias Cornell – Alfred State College
Erica Costello – Mansfield University
Sarah Lynne Costello – Nazareth College
Vanessa Joy Coy – Keuka College
Erin Elizabeth Dahlgren – Onondaga Community College
Bryan Douglas Depew – Alfred State College
Bethany Lyn Dickerson – Alfred University
Adam Dixon – Workforce
Sean Christopher Dixon – SUNY Fredonia
Jacob Driskel – Finger Lakes Community College
Dylan Samuel Dunbar – Alfred State College
Morgan Ruby Dunham – Monroe Community College
Scott Edwards – Jamestown Community College
Julie Daniele Eldridge – Monroe Community College
Paige Marie Fanton SUNY – Binghamton
Nicole Angelique Finamore – Onondaga Community College
Bradley M. Fisk – Alfred State College
Daniel Flurschutz – Alfred State College
Kayla Rose Ford – University of Buffalo
Nicholas E. Foster – Alfred State College
Michael Frycek – Tompkins Cortland Community College
Brannan J. Geshwind – Alfred State College
Eric C. Giopulos – Gannon University
Donivan Lawrence Greenan – Jamestown Community College
Damian K. Grimes – Jamestown Community College
Bradley N. Gunner – Syracuse University
Cody Ray Gustin – Alfred University
Sarah Carol Haggerty – Ithaca College
Jerome J. Hart, II – US Air Force
Michael E. Hart – Alfred State College
Alexander C. Hewlett – Alfred State College
Tiffany Jean Hills – Alfred State College Elizabeth
Leona Hint – Undecided
Bryan Insley – Alfred State College
Devin Michelle Jacobs – Undecided
Heather Marie Johnson – Suny Oswego
Taylor R. Johnson – Alfred State College
John Michael Johnson, II – Undecided
Kerry Marie Kane – Alfred State College
Ryan Mathew Keib – SUNY Fredonia
Catherine Foster Kellogg – Univesity of Virginia
Benjamin Koch – US Air Force
Sawyer S. Korb – Finger Lakes Community College
Richelle L. Kyser – Workforce
Ethan Jesse Lamphier – Georgia Lineman Training Center
Haley Denise Landcastle – Alfred State College
Mary Elizabeth Lanning – Workforce
Maci Elizabeth Lloyd – St. Bonaventure University
Shaina Noel Luecken – SUNY Oneonta
Kyle Lloyd Lupo – Alfred State College
Gregory Macafee – Slippery Rock University
Jeffrey McLean Marble – US Marines
Jim John Masterson – Alfred State College
Travis Daniel Mastin – Finger Lakes Community College
Miranda Charlene Matott – National Guard
Paige Nicole McNeill – Alfred State College
Douglas Miller – Workforce
Joseph Anthony Moretti – University of Buffalo
Brandon Michael Nye – Continental School of Beauty
Danielle Nicole Nye – Monroe Community College
James Lewis Ordway – Alfred State College
Ryan R. Padden – University of Massachusetts Kasey
Eugene Painter – Georgia Lineman Training Center
Skylar Pratt – SUNY Fredonia
Katherine Margaret Reuning – Lesley University
Anne Victoria Rigas – Suffolk University
Maegan M. Rix – Workforce
Zachary Ross Robarts – Alfred State College
Zachary Andrew Roberts – US Marines
Jamie Catheryne Roeske – Workforce Cheyanne
Marie Ryan – Workforce
Theresa Ann Schweigart – Workforce
Nathan M. Shaver – Finger Lakes Community College
Tyler Shelley – Full Sail University
William Richard Sheridan – Alfred State College
Chelsea Marie Shutt – Alfred State College
Amber Slocum – Alfred University
Brittany Lynne Smith – Workforce
Macey A. Smith – Workforce Benjamin
Francis Sobeck – Alfred State College
Courtney Speta – Alfred State College
Terry D. Stoneham – Vocational Training
Brittany Ann Stuck – Erie Medical Institute
Andrew R. Toney – Alfred State College
Randal Kingdon Tyson – University of Rochester (ROTC)
Chelsea Rochelle Wagner – Thomas Nelson Community College
Kyle Walchli – Alfred State College
Chelsea Marie Walker – Alfred University
Aaron White – Alfred State College
Christopher White – Undecided
Nichole Anne Wilbur – Workforce
Brandon Michael Willard – US Marines
Cody Neil Williams – Undecided
Devan Richard Wilson – US Marines
Ken Douglas Wilson – Alfred State College
Mary Kathleen Worden – Alfred State College