The Saratoga Springs Rotary Club awarded $53,000 in scholarships to twelve area students. Zachary Kircher, a Saratoga Springs High School senior who will attend University of Maryland and study Biomedical Science, received the Club’s $20,000 Presidential Scholarship, which will provide $5,000 for each of four years of college.
Scholarships are awarded to students demonstrating leadership skills, academic achievement, extracurricular involvement, and service to the school and/or community, with consideration given to financial need.
Before presenting the awards, Stephen Kyne, the Chair of the Rotary Club’s scholarship committee, thanked the businesses and individuals who had made donations to the Saratoga Springs Rotary Education Foundation. He also noted that the Rotary Club’s annual Home & Lifestyle Show contributes significantly to the scholarship fund each year.
The Club presented its Alfred Z. Solomon Memorial Scholarship of $5,000 to Jack McCarthy, a senior at Saratoga Springs High School who plans to study Public Relations at Syracuse University in the fall.
Ian Frey, who will pursue Physics at Dartmouth College, received an award of $5,500 in memory of the late Philly Dake.
Other students who received scholarships of between $2,500 and $3,000 are:
- Keenan Wright-Sanson, to attend The National Circus School in Montreal (Contemporary Circus Entrepeneur/Director)
- Joshua Pikus, to attend Northeastern University (International Business)
- Lillian Doern, to attend Drexel University (Fashion Design)
- Quinn Carlson, to attend St. Lawrence University (Neuroscience)
- Johanna Gangi, to University of Rochester (Biomedical Engineering)
- Theresa Starnes, to attend Cornell University (Computer Engineering)
- Serena Egan, to attend Northeastern University (Economics/Music)
- Tyler Ruhle, to attend Marist College (Criminal Justice)
- Liana Sinnott, to attend Virginia Polytech Institute of Technology (Business/Officer in U.S. Army)
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