Westfield Academy and Central School awardees
WESTFIELD - During the annual Honor Night Celebration at Westfield Academy and Central School, members of the graduating Class of 2008 were presented with awards and scholarships totaling more than $250,000. The awards and scholarships presented by the school and school community are listed below.
n Evan Abele: William Jackway Award, Ralph Bristol Athletic Award
n Alexandria Aguilar: Paul H. and Frances A. Wolfe Award, Dekalb Agriculture
n Danielle Anderson: Post 327 Initiative and Awareness, Sons of the American Legion Squad 327, Doug Greenleaf Memorial, Albertha and Teddy Johnson Memorial, AD's Award
n Jade Anderson: Arthur Macer Award, VFW Post 6764 American History
n Caitlin Ballerstein: Nixon Education Scholarship, Walter Baran, Harry M. and Ann Hopson Scholarship, S. Elwin Keech, John Norton Scholarship, Ernest Rammelt Family, Herbert Stratton Scholarship, Holly Raines, Memorial, Hugh Thompson Salutatorian Award, Presidents Award for Ed. Excellence
n Jimmy Brosious: Michael A. Pagano Scholarship
n Colin Caisley: Arthur Macer Award, Ape Men Senior Award, Arts and Crafts Festival Scholarship, Joseph Koshute Scholarship
n John Cettell: Max Naeser Memorial Award
n Tyler Freeman: Stuart Martin Memorial, Patricia Newell Culinary Arts, Herbert Stratton Scholarship, David Baideme Scholarship, Daryl Brown Scholarship, Jimbo Cunningham Wrestling Award, Outstanding Wrestler Award
n Mike Fusco: H. Harold Meyer
n Erin Guest: Richard Mead Memorial Scholarship, Moose Lodge 118 Memorial, The Firecrackers Award, The Band Achievement Award, NY Triple "C" Award
n Shane Hemmer: Westfield Parent Connection, The Band Achievement Award, Music Boosters Vocal Award
n Brad Jopek: William Ross Scholarship
n Stephen Kelly: Julie Mead Memorial Scholarship, American Legion Citizenship Award, Kristie Ward Memorial Scholarship, The Band Achievement Award, The Arion Vocal Music Award, Blythe Nundy Award
n Timmy Kelly: Yvonne Wagner Twombly Memorial, Jerry Horton Memorial Award
n Tessa Kolibar: Jennie Lisa Vandevelde Memorial, Alice Miller Beckman Nursing, Raymond Ryan Scholarship, Jacqueline Habig Memorial Award, The Band Achievement Award
n Natalie Luder: Summit Lodge 210 Masonic Beacon
n Chelsey MacCubbin: Wayne Anthony Award, Jillson Award-1st English, English 12 Achievement, New York Lottery Leaders of Tomorrow, Yearbook Excellence Award
n Brittany Mason: Women of the Moose 517 Scholarship, English Dept. Most Improved, Yearbook Editor Award
n Bre Meleen: Major Rodney W Mclean Scholarship, Kiwanis Athletic Award/Brett Smith, Outstanding Girl in Phys Ed, The Frank J. Alonge Sportsmanship Award
n Rachael Missel: Reach Beyond Award, Ruth Barker Winch Scholarship, Allene Herron Tompkins Memorial, The Hage Music Award, The Band Achievement Award, Presidents Award for Ed. Excellence, Jillson Award-1st Science, Brett Smith Scholarship
n Nate Myers: Daniel G. Hyde Memorial, Carlton "Bud" Beadle Award, Mike Samonia Athletic Award, Outstanding Boy in Phys Ed, The Lodge 1555 International Association of Aerospace Workers Awards Highest Average
n Lisa Nowell: The Eta Beta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, The Father McGuire Scholarship
n Tim Orlando: Joseph Baideme Memorial, Woodrow Keyser, Class of 1960 (VOTECH), The Lodge 1555 International Association of Aerospace Workers Award Project
n Cassie Paternosh: Post 327 Initiative and Awareness, Laureate Alpha Phi Senior Girl Award, The Westfield History Award
n Anthony Quagliana: American Legion Citizenship Award
n Nick Quagliana: Lt. Colonel David Correll Industrial Arts, Kiwanis Leadership Award, The Band Achievement Award, Keith Bestine Scholarship, Jaycees Award, The Father McGuire Scholarship
n Danni Riley: Knights of Columbus 3100, Maude Kelly Scholarship, Team Player of the Year, The Social Studies Award
n Lincoln Riscilli: Aaron Diamond Memorial Achievement, NY Triple "C" Award
n Taylor Roberts: Director's Drama Award, Westwinds Award, The Band Achievement Award
n Alicia Sanderson: The Past Chiefs Award, Kiwanis in Memory of Tony Monta
n Jordan Sanderson: Westfield Firemen and Exempt Firemen
n Jamie Scarpine: Patricia Fassel Service Award, Peter Tempio, Fine Art and Musical Comedy Award, The Band Achievement Award, The John Philip Sousa Band Award
n Jill Scarpine: Kiwanis Leadership Award, The Band Achievement Award, Patrick S. Gilmore Band Award, The Brett Smith Leadership Award, Outstanding Female Athlete, Robert North Sr. Memorial, Jillson Award-2nd English, Outstanding Senior Award
n Chris Schuster: Wells Hull Scholarship, Hop Palermo Athletic Award
n Zack Tennies: Wallace-Holbrook Scholarship, Joanna Seminatore Memorial, Allstar Award in Memory of A. Nixon, Deutschmeister Award, The Band Achievement Award, The Arion Band Award, WACS Coaches Award, Francis Bannister Valedictorian, William Vorce Scholarship, Presidents Award for Ed. Excellence, Jillson Award-2nd Science
n Stephen White: Steven G. Brown Memorial
n Kaylee Wilson: Allstar Award in Memory of A. Nixon, Jayncees Award, Bristol Burgess Award, WTA, Yearbook Excellence Award.
Welch's National Scholarships
Welch's National Scholarships have been awarded to SUNY Fredonia students Jessica Suraf of Perrysburg, Leslie G. Swinehart of Ripley, and Cole Gelen of Allegany. Each received a $1,100 award for the 2008-09 academic year.
Welch's and the National Grape Cooperative endowed the scholarship program with the Fredonia College Foundation for students attending SUNY Fredonia who are the children or grandchildren of employees or members.
Suraf has been accepted into the master's program in the Speech Pathology and Audiology Department. She is a 2008 graduate of SUNY Fredonia and 2004 graduate of Gowanda Central School. Her parents, Wesley and Diane Suraf of Perrysburg, have been members of National Grape/Welch's since 1992.
Swinehart has been accepted as a junior into the Biology Department, where she will pursue her interests in wildlife and environmental science. Her mother, Barbara Swinehart, who is a lift-truck operator at the Welch's North East, Pa., plant, has been employed by the company for 29 years.
Gelen has been accepted into the School of Business and will major in accounting. He is a June graduate of Allegany-Limestone Central School and is the grandson of Clifford G. Emery Jr. of Westfield, a National Grape/Welch's member for 31 years. His parents are James and Denyiel Gelen of Allegany.
Dom Polski Club
The Dom Polski Club annual scholarships have been awarded for 2008. More than $5,000 awards were given. The money was provided primarily from the scholarship fund. A donation was also made to the fund by Rachel Paluch in memory of Edward Paluch II.
The recipients include:
n Tyler Cieslewicz of Dunkirk High School, son of Richard and Lisa Cieslewicz, who will attend Fordhan University and major in finance.
n Cassandra Pinkoski of Brocton High School, daughter of Peter and Chris Pinkoski, who will attend SUNY-ESF and major in environmental studies.
n Michael Ringler of Fredonia High School, son of Dean and Nancy Ringler, who will attend Youngstown State and major in accounting.
n Joseph Pucciarelli of Fredonia High School, son of Joe and Donna Pucciarelli, who will attend Jamestown Community College and major in education.
n James Golubski of Silver Creek High School, son of Tim and Brenda Golubski, who will attend Erie Community College and major in architecture.
n Matthew Dimmer of Dunkirk High School, son of Robert and Betty Dimmer, who will attend SUNY Fredonia.
n Morgan Johnson of Franklinville High School, daughter of Robert Johnson and Marie Troutman, who will attend Elmira College and major in biology.
An award was also given to Melissa Paluch, who is attending SUNY Fredonia, majoring in political science, and is the daughter of Lori Richardson. It was given in memory of her father, Edward.