Ten high school seniors received the Future of Saugerties Scholarship award on Thursday, June 9 at Senior Awards Night at the school. Each will receive up to $10,000 each applied to their post-high school education for up to four years. The recipients are Ryan Dudzic, Rebecca-Lynn Dunham, Kelsey Gaulin, Meghan Hackett, Niall Healy, Jessica Miller, Timothy Quesnell, Megan Rea, Aubrey Weeks and Melissa Voerg.
The Future of Saugerties Scholarship recognizes well-rounded Saugerties High School seniors who demonstrate outstanding commitment to their education and their community. More than 50 students apply for one of the ten grants annually. The selection process involves an interview with members of the Scholarship Committee, made up of Thomas Averill of Saugerties High School, Michael Berg of Family of Woodstock, Emily Glass of HITS, Terry Parisian of Hudson Valley Mall, Stacey Rein of Ulster County United Way and Tom and Jane Struzzieri of HITS. Applications for the 2017 Future of Saugerties Scholarship will be available early next year in the school’s guidance office. More information is available by contacting Emily Glass at Emily@HitsShows.com. To donate to the scholarship fund, contact the United Way of Ulster County at (845) 331-4199.