2 APW seniors awarded scholarships by private educational
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Susan Fassler, Thomas Benedetto, President of the APW Educational
Foundation, and Kelly Kugler.
Parish Williamstown Educational Foundation honored two students from the
A.P.W. Class of 2008 by presenting them with
$500 college scholarships. The awards, designed to recognize
students who demonstrate good character in their community and school life
while maintaining a strong commitment to academic performance and a desire
to serve others, were presented to Susan Fassler and Kelly Kugler, both of
Amboy, during the annual Senior Award Recognitions, held at Katie and Karl’s
restaurant, Camden, NY, on June 10, 2008.
“Our Board of Directors congratulates Kelly and Sue, two well
deserving individuals for this recognition,” said Thomas Benedetto,
President of the Foundation. “We were very pleased by the quality of all of
the applications. It just goes to show that we have so many wonderful and
talented individuals in our community,” he went on to say.
Susan will be attending SUNY Environmental Science & College
at Syracuse University majoring in biology and chemistry. She also plans to
take political science courses at Syracuse University. Kelly will be
attending SUNY Cobleskill and major in Marketing Communication. Her future
plans are to go on for her Masters in Business. The students will use the
money to help defray the cost of tuition, books, or a computer.
The APW Educational Foundation was started in 2005 by a group
of alumni, school administrators and other concerned individuals. The
winners were selected from a pool of applicants by a committee of
volunteers. The name of every applicant was withheld from the committee
during the essay review process to ensure fairness. The money for these
awards came from private donations.
“APW has provided a solid educational footing for so many
individuals over the years,” said Benedetto (Class of ’83). Those involved
with the Foundation believe that these monetary awards provide an excellent
way for us to give something back to the community. “We’re hopeful that,
through efforts like this, more of our students will pursue higher education
as a means of reaching their full potential,” he said.
The Foundation is run by a volunteer board and organized as a
not-for-profit corporation with tax exempt status under Section 501 of the
Internal Revenue Code. Such designation makes it beneficial for alumni and
others to make charitable donations. If you would like to make a tax
deductible contribution, please send a check or money order, payable to
“A.P.W. Educational Foundation, Inc., Attn: Thomas Benedetto, President,
P.O. Box 192, Parish, NY 13131. For more information about the Foundation
or the scholarship program, please contact Thomas Benedetto at 964-2970.