The Warwick Valley Teachers Association awarded $10,000 in scholarships to a select group of Warwick Valley High School seniors. These scholarships were presented to the class of 2017 graduates at the 44th annual Warwick Valley High School Awards Night held on Thurs., Jun. 1 by mathematics teacher and scholarship committee co-chairperson, Kelli Sciarra and WVTA President Carlos Barquero. The recipients were selected through a highly competitive application process.
The WVTA awarded three Teacher Memorial Awards for $2,000 each. These awards were created in honor of three inspiring and dedicated teachers who passed away during their teaching careers in the Warwick Valley School District. The three students awarded were: Grace Zimmerman with the Alexander Smith Memorial Award, Jason Nafash with the Sandy Shanbaum Memorial Award and Grace Magee with the Heidi Villegas Memorial Award.
Bryn Brockunier, Jenna Nicoletti, Brianna Prego, and Sabrina Rice each were also awarded $1,000 scholarships.
Each scholarship recipient has proven to be a well-rounded young adult who earns high marks in academic classes, participates in sports, arts, music, extracurricular clubs, and activities, volunteers, and has worked to become a valued member in our school district and community.