Scholarships and Awards Night


Wellsville High School
Scholarship & Awards Night
June 5, 2012



Jonathan A. Dahlgren Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is given in memory of Jonathan A. Dahlgren, a Class of 2003 graduate, to a deserving senior entering a business program.

Recipient: Alexander McLaughlin

Presented by: Mr. Denis Dahlgren, father of Jonathan Dahlgren & WCS Educator


District Union Local One United Food & Commercial Workers Award

This award is given to a deserving senior from the District Local One.

Recipient: Sydney Day

Award Presented by: Mr. Dan Schmidt, Member of District Union Local One United Food & Commercial Workers


Alumni Association of Wellsville High School Scholarships

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

Recipients: Kali Beardsley, Kay Broughton, Kevin Costello, Stephanie Kemp, & Alexander McLaughlin

Presented by: Mr. Brian Gray, Wellsville Alumni Association


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: Sara Batt
Perseverance Award: Michael Slawson

Presented by: Ms. Michelle Alvord, Guidance Counselor


Parker Family Scholarship

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

Recipients: Kali Beardsley & Zachary Ortner

Presented by: Mr. Dean Parker, Parker Family Scholarship


Ken Kiefer, Sr. Memorial Award

The name of an outstanding scholar-athlete will be added to those engraved on the Ken Kiefer Memorial plaque.

Recipients: Michael Berardi
& Kylie Bierman

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


The Community of Wellsville Art Scholarship

This award is funded by community contributions to recognize exemplary art students.

Recipient: Mackenzie Brundage

Presented by: Mrs. Amanda Oglesbee, Art Educator


Scio Area Dollars for Scholars Award
This scholarship is designed to help provide funds to a student pursuing a post-secondary education.

Recipients: Kellen Wissert

Presented by: Mrs. Lindsay McNinch, Guidance Counselor


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.

Recipients: Colleen Runyan & Jillian Short

Presented by: Mrs. Lindsey McNinch, 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: Daniel Rice &
Jordan Washburn

Presented by: Mrs. Lindsey McNinch, Guidance Counselor


Wellsville Central School District Transportation Department

The Wellsville Transportation Department offers scholarships to seniors planning to attned a technical or vocational school.

Recipients:Matthew Franklin &
Felicia Kile

Presented by: Mr. Ralph Eastlack, WCSD Representative


Civil Service Employees’ Association Scholarships

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

Recipients: Jordan Washburn

Presented by: Mrs. Elva Cornell, CSEA Member


Pete Childs Memorial Scholarship

Fisher’s Pharmacy generously recognizes graduates who plan a career in pharmacy, medical/health or have a love of music.

Recipient: Emily Ewell

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


Shane Colligan Memorial Scholarship & Variety Club of Buffalo Scholarship

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

Shane Colligan Scholarship: Kelsey Denhoff

Variety Club of Buffalo Awards: Samantha Bailey, Michael Gardner, Abbi Monroe, Kara Slep, & Kellen Wissert

Presented by: Mrs. Lindsey McNinch, Guidance Counselor


American Legion Post #702

Children or grandchildren of veterans are selected to receive these memorial scholarships. The American Legion Post #702 also recognizes outstanding leadership in community service by high school seniors.

“Terry Quackenbush” Scholarship
Recipient: Brianna Fisher

“Wayne Elliott” Scholarship
Recipient: Felicia Kile

Presidential Freedom Scholarship
Recipient: Chloe Smith

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


Dornow Memorial Scholarship

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

Recipients: Clinton Coy & Joshua Winans

Presented by: Ms Michelle Alvord, Guidance Counselor


Alstom Pwer Inc./Air Preheater Company Scholarship Awards

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

Recipients: Sydney Day & Lindsay Smith

Presented by: Ms Michelle Alvord, Guidance Counselor


Moose Lodge #601 Scholarship

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

Recipient: Kyle Golish

Presented by: Mr. Rick Freeman, Past Deputy Supreme Govenor


Cassandra Congdon Memorial Scholarship

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

Recipients: Kirstie Baldwin

Presented by: Mr. Rick Freeman, Past Deputy Supreme Govenor


James D. Washburn Memorial Scholarship

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

Recipient: Kyle York

Presented by: Mr. Rick Freeman, Mr. Washburn’s nephew


The Friends of Allegany ARC Foundation 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 and developmental disabilities.

Recipient: Lindsay Smith

Presented by: Mr. Dan Martelle, Board Member of Allegany ARC


International Union of Operating Engineers/Pipeline Employers Fund

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

Recipient: Matthew Franklin

Presented by: Mr. Randy Shayler, Otis Eastern


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: Megan Lindsay

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


Elks Club #1495 ‘F. Vanama Jones’ & NYS Elks Scholarships

The Elks Lodge #1495 rewards seniors with these awards. The Elks also recognizes seniors with the “F. Vanama Jones” awards.

Recipients: Samantha Bailey, Kylie Bierman, Erin Brown, Kevin Costello, Emily Ewell, Michael Gardner, Bradley Haggerty, Megan Lindsay, Emma Maglier, Abbi Monroe, Kathryn Nye, Marissa Nye, Jillian Short, Kara Slep, & Allie Whitehouse

: Mr. Gary Pearson, Elk’s Scholarship Chairman


Catherine Burkart Memorial Football Scholarships

The WHS Football Boosters and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brown honor senior athletes with these scholarships

Recipients: Michael Berardi, Quinton Smith, Kurtis York, & Kyle York

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: Stephanie Kemp

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 an outstanding student/employee.

Recipient: Matthew Franklin

Presented by: Mr. Mike Berardi, Owner of Wellsville Giant Food Mart


Leos Club “Carl Fanton & Tyler Hunt” Memorial Scholarships

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

Recipients: Emma Maglier
& Jacob Robarts

Presented by: Mrs. Stephanie Sturm, Lioness Member


Lioness Club of Wellsville Scholarship

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

Recipients: Jennifer Beaton & Jordan Washburn

Presented by: Mrs. Stephanie Sturm, 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: Jessica DeJonge, Brooke Dunham, Brianna Fisher, & Emma Wilson

Presented by: Mr. Steve Havey, 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 – Chloe Smith
Business – Kelsey Denhoff
Social Studies – Erin Brown
Science – Michael Berardi
Math – Samantha VanEtten
English – Emma Wilson
French – Kylie Bierman
Spanish – Emma Wilson

Presented by: Mr. Steve Havey, Lions Club Scholarship Committee


Wellsville Area Chamber of Commerce Awards

The Wellsville Chamber of Commerce honor seniors with these awards.

Kailbourne-Allen Award: Alexander McLaughlin

Ridgewalk & Run: Kylie Bierman

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


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.

Recipients: Kathryn Nye
& Marissa Nye

Presented by: Ms. Michelle Alvord, 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: Trinity Button
& Courtney Ryan

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: Clinton Coy

Presented by: Mrs. Lindsey McNinch, Guidance Counselor


Kevin Lynch Memorial

This scholarship is given by Kevin’s friends and family to aid a female and male athletic college-bound seniors who have achieved high grades and has participated in one or more varsity sports.

Recipients: Arek Olson & Samantha VanEtten

Presented by: Mrs. Lindsey McNinch, Guidance Counselor


William McKinley Memorial Scholarships

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

Recipients: Erin Brown, Marissa Nye, & Kathryn Nye

Presented by: Miss Sarah Murphy, Niece of William 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: Michael Berardi

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 an interest in a career in health, medicine or life sciences.

Recipient: Brooke Dunham

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.

Recipient: Michael Berardi

Presented by: Mrs. Sandy Rigas, NHS Advisor


Wellsville C.S.D. Employees Scholarships

These scholarships are funded by employee contributions. The Alice Filkins Scholarship is awarded to a senior entering the field of education. The Pat Pickut Memorial is awarded to an outstanding senior who loves English. The WCS rewards outstanding seniors.

Alice Filkins Scholarship: Lindsay Smith
Pat Pickut Memorial Scholarship: Sydney Day
WCS Awards: Brittney Horan & Emma Wilson

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: Jennifer Beaton

Presented by: Mrs. Lindsey McNinch, Guidance Counselor


Sandy L. Dillie Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is given to a senior who will be going on to college to pursue a career in teaching and education.

Recipient: Sydney Day

Presented by: Ms. Michelle Alvord, Guidance Counselor


Deborah Mae O’Hara Memorial Scholarship

Barbara Hull Kochon has established this scholarship in memory of her dear friend, Deborah Mae O’Hara.

Recipient: Emma Jackson

Presented by: Ms. Michelle Alvord, Guidance Counselor


Leslie Newland Thomas Memorial Scholarship

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

Recipient: Erin Brown

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


David Mallery Memorial Scholarship

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

Recipient: Kurtis York

Presented by: Ms. Carrie Whitwood, Cousin of David Mallery


High School Principal’s Scholarship

Students who have had a “positive influence on school climate” throughout their high school career are honored.

Recipient: Samantha VanEtten

Presented by: Mrs. Mary VanEtten, Principal


Steuben Trust Company Scholarship

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

Recipient: Bradley Haggerty

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


Rotary Club of Wellsville
Education Fund Scholarships

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

Recipients: Kylie Bierman, Kay Broughton, Zachary Pettenati, & Samantha VanEtten

Presented by: Mr. Art VanTyne, Scholarship Committee


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: Sara Batt, Kylie Bierman, Emily Graham, Daniel Rice, & Zoe Mercier

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: Bradley Haggerty

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


“Here is to Your Future”
Walker & Marshall Insurance Agency Scholarship

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

Recipients: Tonya Lynch

Presented by: Ashley Walker of Walker Marshall Insurance Agency


Bartholomay Nursing Scholarships

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

Recipient: Zoe Mercier & Grace Wilson

Presented by: Ms. Michelle Alvord Guidance Counselor


Women of the Moose Club Scholarship

The Women of the Moose offers scholarships to deserving seniors.

Recipient: Kali Beardsley

Presented by: Mrs. Rhonda Golish


Guelda Carberry Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is given in memory of a long-time member of the Moose, Guelda Carberry. Ms. Carberry was a very active member of the community.

Recipient: Kyle Golish

Presented by: Mrs. Rhonda Golish


James R. “Jim” Stein Memorial Scholarship

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

Recipients: Emily Graham

Presented by: Morgan Dunham & Katie Reuning

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 & Ms. Dawn David President of the WHS Music Boosters


Music Service (Outstanding)

Recipients: Jennifer Beaton, Brittany Horan, Emma Jackson, Jasmine Sanders, & Emma Wilson


Music Theater

Recipient: Sydney Day


Music Service (Merit)

Recipients: Samantha Bailey, Kay Broughton, Trinity Button, Murphy Geshwind, Bradley Haggerty, Jessamine Johnson, Ashley Lantz, Emma Maglier, Shawna Miller, Zachary Pettenati, Daniel Rice, Grace Wilson, & Tabitha Wisotzke



Recipient: Shawna Miller


WHS SADD Scholarship

Members of Students Against Destructive Decisions are eligible for this award.

Recipients: Jennifer Beaton, Jessica DeJonge, Katie Guinnip, Marissa Nye, Kathryn Nye, Courtney Ryan, Jasmine Sanders, & Lindsay Smith

Presented by: Mrs. Shelley Butler, WHS SADD Advisor


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.

Recipients: Tiffani Franklin & Kaleb Jordan

Presented by: Mrs. Lindsey McNinch, Guidance Counselor


VFW Post #2530 “Mike Pasquale” Scholarships

These awards are given to graduates to reward good scholarship and patriotism.

Recipient: Lindsay Smith

Presented by: Mrs. Lindsey McNinch, 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 years.

Recipients: Kirstie Baldwin, Kali Beardsley, Bradley Haggerty & Lindsay Smith

Presented by: Ms. Angela Reitz, WCS PTA President


US Army Reserve Scholar/Athlete Awards

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

Recipients: Emily Graham & Kurtis York

Presented by: Sgt. Scott Christensen, US Army Recruiter


US Navy High School Awards

The US Navy has a long standing tradition of recognizing student achlevement in academics, athletics, and leadership.

Recipients: Megan Lindsay, Alexander McLaughlin, & Zachary Pettenati

Presented by: Ms. Michelle Alvord, 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: Emily Ewell

Presented by: Mrs. Marsha Sick

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