The Pearl River Rotary Club recently awarded 20 local students with scholarships of $3,000 each for the 2014-2015 school year.
The purpose of the scholarship is "to open educational opportunities for students who are residents of the Pearl River School District through and beyond the 21st century," according to the Pearl River Rotary Club.
The Rockland Times reports that local Pearl River businessman, the late Edward Bouton, contributed $50,000 to establish this scholarship fund and challenged the club membership to match his donation. The challenge was met and additional funds were raised as well through perpetual memorial and scholarship contributions given by Rotary members and other donors.
The following students received awards for 2014-2015:
- Devon McEnroe – Edward Bouton Memorial Award
- Nicole Sclafani – Laura Bouton Memorial Award
- Emily McCarthy – Joan A Fury Memorial Award
- Kaitlyn O’Riordan – Donald & Betsy Brenner Scholarship Award
- James Stephen – Robert J Beckerle Memorial Award
- Sean Reagan-Ward – Faye Vuozzo Memorial Award
- Kathleen Gleeson – PRHS Class of 1962 Scholarship Award
- Logan McIntyre – PRHS Class of 1962 Scholarship Award
- Terrence Hughes – Dr. Fred Schroeder Memorial Award
- Taylor Rudloff – Heinz Ahlmeyer, Jr. Class of 1961 Memorial Award
- Adrienne Ammirati – Gus Pappas Memorial Award
- Timothy Fusco – Jeffrey Keahon Memorial Award
- Shane Duggan – Jo Ripa Memorial Award
- Brian Edsall – Pearl River Rotary Foundation Award
- Gary Healy – Pearl River Rotary Foundation Award
- Danielle Muchoe – Pearl River Rotary Foundation Award
- Kelly Mulligan – Pearl River Rotary Foundation Award
- John Redmond – Pearl River Rotary Foundation Award
- Erin Shortell – Pearl River Rotary Foundation Award
- Maura Sullivan – Pearl River Rotary Foundation Award