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Warwick Citizens Memorial Fund has honored many with HS scholarships

on June 6, 2016
WVHS winners of WTC memorial scholarships 2015-16

WVHS Principal Dr. Larry Washington, second from left, and WVHS School Secretary Claire Riley, third from left, congratulate this year’s scholarship recipients from the WTC Warwick Citizens Memorial Fund. From left are Lauren Mehling, Emily Eder, Jessica Buck, Amanda Buck, and Bridget Horgan.

Five Warwick Valley High School students have received $500 scholarships from the World Trade Center Warwick Citizens Memorial Fund in this final year of the Fund’s disbursements.

The WVHS student recipients are Lauren Mehling, Emily Eder, Jessica Buck, Amanda Buck and Bridget Horgan.

Since 2003, the WTC Warwick Citizens Memorial Fund has had $19,000 to give to two applicants each year, and in that time has awarded 37 scholarships ranging from $500-1000.

The scholarship fund, with only $400 left after the five scholarships were presented, was officially closed when George R. Arnott, the WTC Memorial Chairman, announced that the committee felt the remaining funds should be donated to the Warwick Valley Gardeners to help with their annual care of the monument.

The monument honors the memory of Warwick’s citizens who perished on Sept. 11, 2001 when the World Trade Center’s Towers fell to terrorism.

The fallen included Battalion Chief John Williamson, Lt. Michael Fodor, Lt. John F. Ginley, Lt. Stephen G. Harrell, Firefighter Bruce Van Hine, and Warwick civilians, attorney Linda Gronlund and engineer/architect Peter Gyulavary.  May they rest in peace.

 

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