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Winners of AWPL Foundation scholarships announced

on May 25, 2017

AWPL Foundation logoThe winners of the 2017 Albert Wisner Public Library Foundation essay contest have been announced.

Congratulations to this year’s winners of the AWPL Foundation scholarships, Warwick Valley High School seniors:

  • Madison Grefski
  • Mika Leonard
  • Jennie Prial

Applicants submitted an essay on the following topic:

“Indicate a character in fiction or an actual historical figure who has had a significant influence on you, and describe that influence.”

Submissions were judged on the basis of responsiveness to the topic, overall literacy and grammatical accuracy, and other criteria as the judges think appropriate.

The winners will each receive $1,000 toward the cost of college tuition, paid directly to their college.

The three scholarships will be awarded by Foundation member Glenn P. Dickes and Susan D. Dickes, who have sponsored two scholarships since the competition’s inception in 2007, and by Carol Hope Arber, who added a third award in 2012. Both the Foundation and Library deeply appreciate their generosity.


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