MASSENA - SeaComm Federal Credit Union recently awarded eight students with the Shirley J. Eagles Memorial Scholarships.
Congratulations to Massena residents Megan Wells, Baylee Carroll and Robin Boudreau; Allison Fobare of Waddington; Emily Pinckney of Canton; Eric Legacy of Chateaugay; Dominique Jacobs of Hogansburg and Hannah Seguin of Norfolk. Each student received a $500 scholarship.
Megan Wells, daughter of Kenneth and Patricia Wells, graduated from Massena Central High School with a grade point average of 97.04. Ranking top 5 in her class of over two hundred, Megan has been awarded several scholarships, such as the Presidential Scholarship for Union College, AMVETS Scholarship, Union College Scholarship and ALCOA Sons and Daughters Scholarship. Megan has been a student teacher for several years at the Tap-to-Toe Studio of Dance, as well as putting in several hours as a lifeguard during summer break. She has been accepted at Union College in Schenectady where she will be studying biology and business administration.
Baylee Carroll, daughter of Thomas and Alesia Carroll, is a graduate of Massena Central High School with a 92.0 GPA. Baylee volunteers her time as a vacation bible school counselor, as well as a lifeguard for the school and a swim instructor. Beyond receiving the SeaComm Shirley Eagles Scholarship, she has received the Massena Fire Queen Scholarship. Baylee has been accepted to attend Simmons College in Boston Massachusetts, where she will be studying dietetics and nutrition.
Robin Boudreau, daughter of Joseph and Anne Boudreau, also graduated from Massena Central High School with a grade point average of 92.04. Robin was a member of National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society. She was active in school sports receiving Section X All Academic Awards throughout her high school career and Section X Outstanding Sportsmanship Award – winter 2013/2014. Robin also served her community by volunteering her time to her church as well as St. Vincent de Paul and Massena Ecumenical Vacation Bible School. She will be attending Utica College in the fall majoring in psychology – child life.
Allison Fobare, daughter of John and Michelle Fobare, completed her high school studies at Madrid-Waddington Central High School with a 92.73 GPA. During her high school career, Allison spent time working on their family farm and participating in the St. Lawrence County Dairy Princess Program. She is the recipient of the Achievement Award II, Alumni Family Scholarship and the Clarkson Scholarship. Allison has been accepted to Clarkson University where she will study biology/physical therapy.
Emily Pinckney, daughter of Michael and Nancy Pinckney, graduated from Canton Central High School with a grade point average of 92.83. Emily has been a community supporter by volunteering at several organizations including St. Mary’s Church, where she helped with dinners and vacation bible school studies. She also helped at the Houli basketball camp and soccer camp. Emily is the recipient of the Founder’s Scholarship from Utica College where she has been accepted and will be attending this fall. She will be focusing her studies on occupational therapy.
Eric Legacy, son of Kevin and Mary Legacy, is a graduate of Chateaugay Central School with a grade point average of 97.85. A member of the National Honor Society, he was one of the top science students in his school. He was a member of the Envirothon team and Science Olympiad team, which went on to the state level. He is the recipient of several awards to include the Clarkson Leadership Award, Xerox Award and the Rensselaer Medal Award. Eric is also musically active, participating in and leading the band, jazz and marching band. Eric has been offered admission to Clarkson University where he will major in science studies.
Dominique Jacobs, daughter of Jarrod Jacobs and Valerie Dishaw, graduated from Salmon River Central with a GPA of 95.0. During her high school career, Dominique volunteered for the elementary afterschool program, helping children with homework and organizing activities. She is the recipient of the SUNY Potsdam Freshman Scholars award and will be attending SUNY Potsdam in the fall.
Hannah Sequin, daughter of Norman and Lisa Sequin, completed her high school studies at Norwood-Norfolk Central with a 90.86 grade point average. A member of Senior High National Honor Society, Hannah was also active in basketball, soccer and track & field. Job shadowing through Allied Health Program, it is Hannah’s intention to attend North Country Community College in the fall to enroll in the nursing program.
The SeaComm Shirley J. Eagles scholarships are awarded each year to eight college bound students in memory of long time SeaComm employee Shirley Eagles, who lost her life in a tragic car accident in 2004. Winners are selected based on a wide variety of criteria including academics, volunteer service, scholastic awards, and financial need. The entire SeaComm family is very proud of the award winners.