Commencement of the Ogdensburg Free Academy
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BOARD OF EDUCATION
- Frederick P. Bean, President
- Betty J. Mallott, Vice-President
- Ronald N. Johnson
- Paul M. Drummond
- Thomas P. Luckie, Jr.
- Vicky M. Peo
- Angela M. Rufa
- Susan M.Tooley
- Morgan E. Murray, Student Member
- Timothy M. Vernsey, Superintendent of Schools
- David J. Valois, Assistant Superintendent
- Cynthia L. Centofanti, 9-12 Principal
- Pamela L. Luckie, 9-12 Assistant Principal
- Kevin K. Kendall, 7-8 Principal
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COMMENCEMENT THEME - "June, the month most seniors live for.
The end of one life and the beginning of another."
PROCESSIONAL - Pomp and Circumstance ............................................................................................. Elgar
(Audience Please Stand for Processional)
WELCOME………………………………………………………………………………………...… Cynthia Centofanti
THE NATIONAL ANTHEM - "Star Spangled Banner".................................................................... Sarah Sarkin
"Senior Theme”…………...………………………………………………………….….……………. Zachary Mashaw
Honor Student Representative
""Northern Legend”....................................................................................................................... James Curnow
(OFA Concert Band)
"Four Years”.................................................................................................................................. Brittany Tayler
""And As It Goes”................................................................................................................................... Billy Joel
(Seniors & Jazz Rock Ensemble)
PRESENTATION OF HONOR STUDENTS .......................................................................... Cynthia Centofanti
SENIOR CLASS PRESENTATION .......................................................................................... Megan Morrison
RECOGNITION OF STUDENTS ENTERING ARMED FORCES……………………………... Cynthia Centofanti
PRESENTATION OF AWARDS....................................................................... Kevin Kendall, Timothy Vernsey
Principal 7-8, Superintendent of Schools
PRESENTATION OF SCHOLARSHIPS......................................................... Pamela Luckie, Timothy Vernsey
Assistant Principal 9-12, Superintendent of Schools
NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP
PRINCIPAL’S LEADERSHIP AWARD
SENIOR ACHIEVEMENT TROPHIE..................................................................................... Cynthia Centofanti
AWARDING OF DIPLOMAS ..................................................................................................... Frederick Bean
President, Board of Education
ALMA MATER - "Battle Hymn Of The Republic"............................................................................ Senior Class
(Accompanied by Senior Chorus & OFA Band)
RECESSIONAL – "Grand March"....................................................................................................... Grundman
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LOUIS ARMSTRONG JAZZ AWARD - Trophy
This award is given in recognition of outstanding achievement by an instrumentalist in the field of jazz, as demonstrated through superior musicianship, character and individual creativity.
TARA CIPRIANI MEMORIAL AWARDS - $50
Tara Cipriani, a member of the Class of 1989 who died of Cystic Fibrosis at the age of sixteen and one half years, is best remembered as being “small, but powerful”. She loved life, showed much compassion for the underprivileged and handicapped, and generated love to all she knew. The Tara Cipriani Awards are offered by family and friends to seniors who are compassionate, have a sense of humor, and have the potential to do well in furthering their education.
CAROLYN ELLIOTT MEMORIAL AWARD - Plaque
The Carolyn Elliott Memorial Award is an athletic award presented to an outstanding senior female student-athlete who embodies: Leadership in athletic and school activities, Scholarship with above average competence in academics, Service with awareness and concern for others, as well as excellence in Athletics while exhibiting genuine interest and demonstrating sportsmanship.
MARILYN (MAY) FERGUSON MEMORIAL AWARD - Plaque
The Marilyn (May) Ferguson Memorial Award is an athletic award presented to a well-rounded senior female student-athlete who has made positive contributions to the Interscholastic Athletic Program and exemplifies those qualities our coaches want to see in OFA student-athlete.
FINE ARTS AWARD - $100
The Fine Arts Award is given to a student for the study of visual arts.
PATRICK GILMORE BAND AWARD – Certificate
The Patrick Gilmore Band Award is presented to a student who has made outstanding contributions to the school concert band.
LEE W. HARWELL MEMORIAL AWARD - $50
The Lee W. Harwell Memorial Award is presented by his mother, Eleanor B. Harwell, to the student whose interest lies in the field of biological science and intends to pursue a career in that field. Mr. Harwell, a 1964 graduate of OFA, spent many years in the field of cancer research.
WOODY HERMAN AWARD - Certificate
The Woody Herman Jazz Award is presented to a student who has made outstanding contributions to the school stage band.
CARMELLA MAROUN MEMORIAL AWARD - $50
Eleanor Harwell, in memory of Carmella Maroun, presents this award to a student who has achieved the highest mark on the Comprehensive English Regents examination.
NATIONAL CHORAL AWARD - Trophy and Certificate
The National Choral Award is given in recognition of singular merit, ability, and achievement as demonstrated by outstanding contributions to the success of the school vocal program. The winner exhibits an unusual degree of loyalty, cooperation, and exemplary conduct as determined by general consent of the music faculty, the administrators, and others.
NATIONAL SCHOOL MARCHING BAND AWARD – Certificate
The National School Marching Band Award is for outstanding contributions to the school's marching band.
OFA/SMA CLASS OF 1966 AWARD - $75
The OFA/SMA Classes of 1966 present an award to a student who has demonstrated respect for faculty, fellow students and is a good school citizen.
PEPSI–COLA FINE ARTS AWARD - $50
The Pepsi-Cola Fine Arts Award is given to a graduating senior who has excelled in drama, public speaking, vocal music, instrumental music or
JOHN PHILIP SOUSA AWARD – Trophy
The John Philip Sousa Award is given to the most outstanding senior in band. The band members select the recipient on the basis of musicianship, scholarship, character, and outstanding service to the band.
JAMES A. PINKERTON MEMORIAL AWARD – Plaque
The James A. Pinkerton Memorial Award is an athletic award presented to a well-rounded senior male student-athlete who has made positive contributions to the Interscholastic Athletic Program and exemplifies those qualities our coaches want to see in OFA student-athletes.
JAMES P. SEYMOUR MEMORIAL AWARD - Plaque
The James P. Seymour Memorial Award is an athletic award presented to an outstanding senior Male student-athlete who embodies: Leadership in
athletic and school activities, Scholarship with above average competence in academics, Service with awareness and concern for others, as well as
excellence in Athletics while exhibiting genuine interest and demonstrating sportsmanship.
JENNIFER SOVIE MUSIC AWARD - $50
The Jennifer Sovie Music Award is given in Jennifer’s memory by the class of 1992 to the senior who demonstrates Jennifer’s pure love of music.
STUDENT COUNCIL AWARDS - $50
The Ogdensburg Free Academy Student Council presents this scholarship to a student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in student government through participation in student council activities, service to the student body and dedication to the school community.
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MARY L. AND ALBERT BAKER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $100
The Mary Baker Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student entering nursing.
SALLY BIBBENS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $100
A scholarship of $100 is given by Ogdensburg Pro Musica Chorus in memory of Sally Bibbens, founder and Director of Pro Musica, to promote and reward participation in choral music. The scholarship is awarded to a senior who has shown excellence in vocal music.
THE JOAN BARRY SCHOLARSHIP - $100
Joan graduated from OFA in 1971. She was a fun-loving, honest, helpful person who possessed a positive attitude. She was always helping others. This scholarship of $100 is presented to a special person entering the health care field who exemplifies these qualities.
CHRISTOPHER J. BARSTOW MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS - $500
Christopher J. Barstow was a compassionate and open-minded person who loved life, nature, and people of all ages. He was a well-rounded student involved in drama, music, and sports. He was an outdoorsman with an abiding respect for all living things. Christopher hit the floor running and lived each day to its fullest - always with a sense of humor. The recipients possess the traits that made Christopher the special person he was.
GEORGE E. AND ELEANOR BRACY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $250
George and Eleanor Bracy worked in law enforcement for a combined total of 57 years. This scholarship given by family and friends is awarded to a student who exemplifies the following traits of the couple: honesty, perseverance, dedication to work and willingness to help others.
JOSEPH R. BRANDY, SR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $150
The Joseph R. Brandy, Sr. Memorial Scholarship is presented in memory of Joseph R. Brandy, Sr., a former football coach at Ogdensburg Free Academy, to a student who has displayed character, scholarship, leadership and who has participated in interscholastic competition.
MARK BRANDY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $150
The Mark Brandy Memorial Scholarship, given by his family and friends, is awarded to a student who has exhibited a flair for creative writing and who has impressed his/her teachers with his/her ability to use the written word.
DAUGHTERS’ THANK YOU IN HONOR OF BARBARA J. BURNS SCHOLARSHIPS - $100
The Daughters’ Thank You in Honor of Barbara J. Burns Scholarships are awarded to high school seniors who have “turned things around” and have persevered throughout high school.
C.S.E.A. LOCAL #873 FAYE BAXTER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS - $100 and Certificate
The C.S.E.A. Local #873 Faye Baxter Memorial Scholarships are awarded to members’ children who plan to pursue higher education.
PRESTON AND JOAN CARLISLE SCHOLARSHIP - $300
The Preston and Joan Carlisle Scholarship is awarded each year to a senior planning to continue his/her education in a four-year college or university, and who has demonstrated strong school participation in the classroom and on the athletic field.
THOMAS D. CARMODY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $100
The Thomas D. Carmody Memorial Scholarship is given by his wife and daughters in memory of Thomas Carmody who lost his courageous battle with cancer in November 2008. A member of the class of 1961, he was an honor student and outstanding athlete who participated in football and track and field, who went on to play soccer at SUNY Potsdam. He was a dedicated father and employee who gave his all in everything that he did.
TARA CIPRIANI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $100
Tara Cipriani, a member of the Class of 1989 who died of Cystic Fibrosis at the age of sixteen and one half years, is best remembered as being “small, but powerful”. She loved life, showed much compassion for the underprivileged and handicapped, and generated love to all she knew. The Tara Cipriani Scholarship is offered by family and friends to a senior who is compassionate, has a sense of humor, and has the potential to do well in furthering his/her education.
THE CLASS OF 2010 CHALLENGER SCHOLARSHIPS - $250
The Challenger Scholarship is given this year to two graduating seniors who have demonstrated perseverance, determination, and maintained a positive outlook and attitude throughout their high school years.
COMMUNITY BANK, N.A. SCHOLARSHIP - $250
The St. Lawrence Community Bank presents a scholarship to a worthy student who will enter higher education in the field of business.
BENJAMIN HARRISON AND VIVIAN WILSON CORDWELL SCHOLARSHIP - $500
A scholarship in honor of Benjamin Harrison and Vivian Wilson Cordwell is awarded to a graduating senior who has expressed an interest in pursuing a health-related field and has been accepted at an accredited post-secondary institution.
GERARD CRING MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $100
A scholarship in memory of OFA science teacher, Gerard Cring, is awarded to a student who exhibits the qualities of Gerard Cring. This student must have a strong sense of humor, be a free thinker, participate in athletics and excel in science.
JANET PELTON COOPER DAKIN-CLASS OF 1921 SCHOLARSHIP - $100
Mrs. Dakin's family donates the Janet Pelton Cooper Dakin-Class of 1921 Scholarship in memory of her father, Dr. W. Grant Cooper, after whom Cooper Field is named.
DAVID DELARGE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $100
The David Delarge Memorial Scholarship is given to a senior planning to enter the field of nursing. Mr. Delarge graduated from OFA and the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center School of Nursing and distinguished himself in the administration of the Hepburn Medical Center Emergency Room.
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C. EDWARD DILLINGHAM MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $1,000
The C. Edward Dillingham Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a graduate who exemplifies Mr. Dillingham’s attributes of sincerity, personality, leadership, initiative, service and promotion of excellence.
WILLIAM E. DUPONT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $200
The William E. Dupont Memorial Scholarship is presented by Mr. and Mrs. Michael Thrall and the Dupont family to a senior who exhibits a provocative sense of humor, enthusiasm, involvement, and above all, sensitivity and gentleness towards other people.
DANNY DUPREY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $100
This scholarship is given in memory of Danny Duprey. Danny Duprey graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy in 1967. While a student at OFA, he participated and excelled in track and field. After graduation, Danny continued his education, earning a degree from The Rochester Institute of Technology and Clarkson University. He later became the Executive Director of the Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority. He regularly volunteered his time to make the Ogdensburg area a better place to live. The recipient of this scholarship has demonstrated his/her excellence in track and field and is a caring individual who volunteers time to serve the community. The recipient will receive $100 and his/her name engraved on the memorial plaque.
JOHN H. DURR, SR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS - $1000
John H. Durr, Sr. savored life with all of its ups and downs. Known for his wit and sense of humor, he was respected and loved by his family and many friends. This scholarship rewards students who show the same love and appreciation for their lives, respect family values, are quick to offer the hand of friendship, and are contributors.
WILLIAM L. DWYER SCHOLARSHIP - $200 Savings Bond
A savings bond in memory of former Superintendent of Schools William “Jeff” Dwyer is presented to that graduate who has participated in athletics, demonstrating sportsmanship and leadership qualities while maintaining an equally strong commitment to the study of academics.
LORNE AND MARGE FAIRBAIRN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $500
The Lorne and Marge Fairbairn Memorial Scholarship is presented by the Fairbairn family in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Fairbairn because of their love for young people and respect for education. It is awarded to a graduating senior to help further his/her education.
CHARLES DOUGLAS FARLEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS - $100
The Knights of Columbus is offering scholarships in memory of Charles Douglas Farley. Charlie was a great and distinguished musician and gentleman. Overcoming a disabling condition, Charlie possessed an unparalleled love of music and a passion for life. He dedicated his life to music and the enjoyment and entertainment of others with impeccable integrity and character.
FIRST STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS – $500
First Student presents scholarships to a deserving male and female student to help further their education in their chosen field.
DEREK FLORIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $100
The Derek Florin Memorial Scholarship is presented to a student entering the field of art.
WILBUR FLORIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $100
The Wilbur Florin Memorial Scholarship is presented to a student who excels in social studies.
WILLIAM H. FLYNN TEACHER PREPARATION SCHOLARSHIP - $1,000
This scholarship, endowed by William H. Flynn, retired Superintendent of Schools, is awarded to a well-rounded student who has achieved academic and extra-curricular success at OFA with a minimum GPA of 85, and who is pursuing a degree in teacher education at SUNY Potsdam.
ROBERT H. GARVEY SCHOLARSHIP - $100
The Robert H. Garvey Scholarship is presented by Mrs. Sharon Garvey in memory of her husband, Robert H. Garvey. Her husband was a unique
individual who showed a positive attitude toward life and a man who looked out for others and showed the utmost concern for those in need. Bob
was a dedicated family man who drew comfort and strength from his children and grandchildren. His memory continues to put a smile on the faces
of the many lives he touched.
GLYNDON ARNOLD GIFFIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $100
The Glyndon Arnold Giffin Memorial Scholarship is presented to a student who has maintained a high mark in Regents chemistry, was enrolled in AP chemistry, has displayed leadership in chemistry laboratory situations, plans to pursue further education in science, and has been a good school citizen.
SPENCER J. GRENNON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $100
The Spencer J. Grennon Memorial Scholarship is given by his family to a graduating senior who exhibits the qualities Spencer exhibited throughout his
life; sense of humor, good character, genuine concern for others, and success in their chosen field.
FRED AND LIANNE HALEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $150
The Fred and Lianne Haley Scholarship is being presented to a student who has displayed the attributes of leadership, scholarship, character, and service.
YANCEY A. HARPER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $300
The Yancey A. Harper Memorial Scholarship is presented to a graduating senior. Team spirit, sportsmanship, and fair play are exemplified through his/her involvement in sports.
HOOSIER MAGNETICS TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIP - $500
The Hoosier Magnetics Technical Scholarship is presented to a graduating senior who has had academic success, shown respect for the faculty and their peers, and is a good school citizen. The student must be furthering his or her education in the technical field.
ROBERT AND CONNIE HYNES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $100
The family of Robert and Connie Hynes gives a scholarship in their memory to a graduating senior who during his/her senior year has shown loyalty to OFA and has represented the school well.
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INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FIREFIGHTERS LOCAL 1799 SCHOLARSHIPS - $300
The members of the Ogdensburg Fire Department and the International Association of Firefighters Local 1799 award scholarships to students who exhibit the following traits: potential to succeed in the chosen field of endeavor, a successful and well-rounded high school career, pleasant personality, sense of humor, and a genuine concern for the welfare of others.
BEVERLY PROSSER JOHNSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $500
A scholarship in memory of Beverly Prosser Johnson is presented to a student who exhibits qualities of leadership and scholarship in the field of business.
RAYMOND L. JOHNSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $300
The Raymond L. Johnson Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a deserving senior to further his/her education.
PAUL AND LAURA JONES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $250
The Paul and Laura Jones Memorial Scholarship is presented in memory of Paul and Laura Jones to a student to help further his/her education.
CHAD R. LAFLAIR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $200
Chad LaFlair, Class of 1993, enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and was active in school sports, especially soccer and hockey. This scholarship in the amount of $200 is awarded to a student who is furthering his/her education.
LAKESIDE OFFICE PRODUCTS SCHOLARSHIP - $100
The Lakeside Office Products Scholarship is awarded by Lakeside Office Supply, Plattsburgh, and its representative, Bob Wyand. This scholarship is given to a graduating senior planning to further his/her education in a business-related field.
LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT SCHOLARSHIPS - $100
The Language Department of Ogdensburg Free Academy presents scholarships for excellence in foreign languages.
RICHARD M. LAROCK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $100
Richard M. LaRock is remembered as a dedicated teacher who loved life, appreciated all the facets of the English language, valued the beauty of music, enjoyed his students and was devoted to his family. This scholarship is awarded to a student who exhibits the qualities of generosity, kindness, a good sense of humor and a concern for his/her fellow man.
ETHEL F. LAROSE SCHOLARSHIPS - $300
“New Life Assembly of God” is pleased to present the Ethel F. LaRose Scholarships to a young man and woman who have demonstrated outstanding moral and ethical character. These scholarships shall be given to students who have displayed traits such as, but not limited to, trustworthiness, humility, kindness, compassion and courteousness.
AARON LASHER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS - $150
Aaron Lasher served as the Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 9 in Heuvelton for twenty-three years. The Aaron Lasher scholarships are awarded to graduating high school students who have maintained active participation in Boy Scout Troop 9 through graduation. “Character Counts”
ANNE LYNCH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $500
The Anne Lynch Memorial Scholarship is presented to a female student who has shown excellence in academics and athletics throughout her high school career.
HARRY MAHONEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $100
The Harry Mahoney Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a senior who appreciates the value of education, has displayed the strength of character to make difficult personal choices, has not been influenced by “the crowd” and has indicated plans to major in engineering.
HENRY V. MALLETTE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $200
The Henry V. Mallette Memorial Scholarship is presented to a graduate entering the armed services.
MATH ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP - $100
The Math Department recognizes the student who has achieved the highest math average during his/her four years of high school mathematics.
MATH CAREER SCHOLARSHIP - $100
The Math Department presents an award to a student who intends to continue his/her education in the mathematics field.
RAYMOND L. MCALLISTER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $200
The Ray L. McAllister Memorial Scholarship is awarded yearly to the student who has exhibited outstanding talent and academic achievement in the area of American history.
STANLEY AND HELEN MCCADAM SCHOLARSHIP - $500
Stanley and Helen McCadam awards a scholarship in memory of the McCadam family to a student who shows leadership, participates in extra-curricular activities, and has demonstrated school citizenship coupled with good character and scholastic achievement.
JIM MONTPELIER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $200
This scholarship is given in memory of former AV Director and Librarian, Jim Montpelier, who is remembered for his generous devotion of time and skill to countless school and community events. The scholarship is given to a student who, while not achieving the highest scores or honors, can be depended upon to work hard and put forth his or her best effort every day.
PATRICK J. MURPHY, JR. SCHOLARSHIP - $200
The Patrick J. Murphy, Jr. Scholarship is awarded in memory of Patrick J. Murphy, Jr. to a deserving graduate to further his/her education.
NEW YORK STATE CORRECTIONAL OFFICER & POLICE BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION INC. SCHOLARSHIPS – $600 and Certificate
The New York State Correctional Officer & Police Benevolent Association, Inc. presents scholarships at graduation to a member's child to help further their education.
NO-NONSENSE BASKETBALL CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS - $100
The No-Nonsense Basketball Camp Scholarships are awarded to two senior girls who have demonstrated work ethic, perseverance, and attributes of a
NORTH COUNTRY SAVINGS BANK SCHOLARSHIP - $500
The North Country Savings Bank awards an annual scholarship to a student who plans to major in the field of business.
OFA CLASS OF 1979 SCHOLARSHIPS - $100
The OFA Class of 1979 Scholarships are awarded to students who have demonstrated class spirit, friendship, loyalty, and citizenship that embodies the class of 1979.
OFA/SMA CLASS OF 1964 SCHOLARSHIPS - $100
The OFA/SMA Class of 1964 scholarships are awarded to students who have consistently shown great respect for his or her school, faculty and classmates, have been involved in student programs and activities, and plans to attend college.
OFA YEARBOOK SCHOLARSHIPS - $250
The OFA Yearbook Scholarships are presented to graduating seniors in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the Devilog.
OGDENSBURG EDUCATION ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIPS - $300
The Ogdensburg Education Association awards scholarships to students who exhibit high standards and have excelled in education.
OGDENSBURG JOURNAL AND THE ADVANCE NEWS SCHOLARSHIP - $300
The Ogdensburg Journal and The Advance News awards a scholarship to a student who has demonstrated excellence in English with an interest in journalism and news reporting.
OGDENSBURG KIWANIS CLUB SCHOLARSHIP - $250
The Ogdensburg Kiwanis Club is presenting a scholarship to a graduating senior who shows strong initiative, character and concern for fellow students.
OGDENSBURG KIWANIS CLUB CHARLES FARLEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $250
The Ogdensburg Kiwanis Club is presenting a scholarship in memory of Charles Douglas Farley, a local musician, who during his lifetime demonstrated for all of us the true meaning of community service.
OGDENSBURG KIWANIS-KEY CLUB SCHOLARSHIP - $500
The Ogdensburg Kiwanis-Key Club is presenting a scholarship to an outstanding member of the Ogdensburg Key Club who has contributed endless hours of leadership and service to his/her fellow club members, the organization of Key Club, and to our community.
OGDENSBURG LIONS CLUB SCHOLARSHIPS - $500
The Ogdensburg Lions Club Scholarships are awarded to students who have the potential to succeed and have been good school citizens. Good character, high moral standards, sincerity, personality, leadership, initiative, service and the promotion of excellence are attributes of these graduates.
OGDENSBURG ELKS LODGE B.P.O.E. #772 RONALD B. EWART MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $100
This scholarship is presented to a graduating senior.
OGDENSBURG ELKS LODGE B.P.O.E. #772 SHEILA GWIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $100
This scholarship is presented to a graduating senior.
OGDENSBURG MOOSE LODGE 814 SCHOLARSHIPS - $500
These scholarships are awarded by the Ogdensburg Men’s and Women’s Moose Lodge #814 to students who plan to further their education, have the potential to succeed and have been good school citizens. These students are sincere, have high moral standards, and display initiative and leadership.
OGDENSBURG PATROLMAN’S BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION SERGEANT GEORGE E. BRACY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS - $250
The Ogdensburg Patrolman’s Benevolent Association, in memory of George E. Bracy, awards scholarships to students who exemplify outstanding citizenship, Americanism, and have achieved personal goals while attending Ogdensburg Free Academy.
OGDENSBURG PRO MUSICA SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $100
The Ogdensburg Pro Musica Chorus Special Scholarship of $100 is awarded by the members to a member who is a graduating senior, for his/her faithful participation and contributions to the group.
OGDENSBURG WOMEN’S CITY CLUB SCHOLARSHIP - $200
The Ogdensburg Women’s City Club awards a scholarship to a graduating senior who plans to further his/her education in a health-related field and has achieved academic excellence in his/her four years of high school.
TERRY PERO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $100
Her husband, Bruce Pero, her family, and her friends have established the Terry Pero Memorial Scholarship to honor the memory of Terry Pero. Terry was a generous, caring, and dedicated art teacher, who lost her battle with leukemia in the spring of 2000. This scholarship is presented to a graduating senior who demonstrates an interest in pursuing visual arts education or a career in this field.
JAMES PINKERTON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $300
The James Pinkerton Memorial Scholarship is awarded in memory of former athletic director and coach, James Pinkerton. The family gives a scholarship to the student who is respectful of authority and has demonstrated an all-out effort on the athletic field and in the classroom.
PINTO MUCENSKI HOOPER AND VAN HOUSE SCHOLARSHIP - $350
The Pinto Mucenski Hooper and Van House Scholarship is presented to a deserving student who will be entering accounting or a business-related field.
WILLIAM G. POWERS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS - $500
A scholarship endowed by the family and friends of William G. "Bill" Powers is given in memory of Bill's caring and dedication to the greater OFA family. Bill was a former teacher, coach, and administrator of OFA. The endowment presents a scholarship to a deserving male and female student to help further their education in their chosen field.
PYTHIAN SISTERS SCHOLARSHIP - $200
The Pythian Sisters award a scholarship to a graduate who through hard work has maximized his/her talents and has demonstrated good school
THOMAS G. RAMIE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $200
The Thomas G. Ramie Memorial Scholarship is awarded in memory of Tom Ramie, Class of 1988, to that member of the senior class who has participated actively in all aspects of the drama program at OFA and demonstrated the character and sense of humor exemplified by Tom Ramie.
LISA ANN RAND MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $100
Lisa Ann Rand, a member of the Class of 1983 who died in a tragic car accident at the age of twenty-nine, will always be remembered as a person who touched the lives of all who knew her because of her ability to unconditionally give love, respect and kindness to everyone she met. The Lisa Ann Rand Memorial Scholarship is offered by her family, her husband and her friends to a graduating senior who is kind, caring, respectful of others, responsible and takes pride in his/her work.
HELEN CATHCART ROBIE SCHOLARSHIP - $400
Her husband, Gardner Robie, is awarding the Helen Cathcart Robie Scholarship to a graduating senior who is a good school citizen, has been active in the school band programs and who has participated in extra musical activities such as NYSSMA and Area All State.
THOMAS G. ROETHEL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $100
The Thomas G. Roethel Memorial Scholarship is presented to a graduating senior who is continuing his/her education.
RONALD J. "BUNNY" ROSS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $250
During his time as principal, Mr. Ronald "Bunny" Ross recognized students who did their best when self-confidence and assertiveness for individuals was not always possible. The Ross family gives the Ronald J. "Bunny" Ross Memorial Scholarship to a student who works willingly and diligently even though he or she may not be able to achieve the highest honors.
FRANCIS W. RYAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $300
Francis W. Ryan is best remembered as a real humanitarian. Out of public view, he gave of himself and his possessions expecting only personal satisfaction in return. This scholarship is awarded to a student who shows kindness, humanity, generosity, good character, high moral standards, and effective leadership and demonstrates service both to school and community.
DOROTHY RYAN SEARS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $100
The sisters of Dorothy Ryan Sears give the Dorothy Ryan Sears Memorial Scholarship to a member of the graduating class who has been accepted in a college curriculum in a health-related field. It is based on academic merit, financial need, and an excellent potential for success in this field.
SENIOR ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIPS - $100 and Trophy
The Senior Achievement trophy and scholarships are being awarded to senior students for scholarship, character, leadership and dedication to their fellow classmates. The recipients will also have their names engraved on the Senior Achievement Trophy which will be on display in the school trophy case.
SENIOR CLASS SCHOLARSHIPS - $100
The Senior Class Scholarships are being presented to deserving members of the OFA senior class.
HELEN BARBER SHARP MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $200
The Helen Barber Sharp Memorial Scholarship is given by the estate and family of Helen Barber Sharp to a senior aspiring toward a career in the medical field, and who has shown compassion and caring for others through volunteer services.
DAVID G. SHARPE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $150
The David G. Sharpe Memorial Scholarship, given by the Thrall family, is awarded to a college-bound student who best exemplifies those characteristics associated with David G. Sharpe, as he lived and served the Ogdensburg Community.
JENNA L. SOVIE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $100
Jenna Sovie, a member of the Class of 2009 who died in a tragic bicycle accident at the age of nine, was a sweet, kind compassionate little girl who
loved life, people and animals. Jenna could brighten anyone's day with her smile and her sense of humor. This scholarship is given by Jenna's family
to a student who exemplifies Jenna's personality.
SARAH & DALENA STEVENS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $500
The Sarah & Dalena Memorial Scholarship is being awarded to a student pursuing an Early Childhood Degree. Sarah was a loving daughter, sister, and
aunt who cared about her family very much. She was a person who loved and cared for children like they were her own. She and her daughter died
in a car accident that took their beautiful lives.
STUDENT COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIPS - $100/$200
The Ogdensburg Free Academy Student Council presents this scholarship to students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in student government through participation in student council activities, service to the student body and dedication to the school community.
MARIE TRUAX SCHOLARSHIP - $1,000
An endowed scholarship sponsored by the Mater Dei College Foundation and the Sisters of St. Joseph is being awarded in memory of Marie Truax. Marie was a former science teacher and administrator at OFA. This award in the amount of $1000 is being given to a deserving student who has excelled in the sciences at OFA and is pursuing a science-related major to help further his or her education at an accredited four year college or university.
RALPH E. WIBER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $250
The Ralph E. Wiber Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a worthy graduate who will continue with higher education in arts, nursing, business, or a technical field.
ARTHUR G. AND NANCY E. WILSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $100
The Arthur G. and Nancy E. Wilson Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student who is interested in pursuing a secretarial career or one of the skilled trades. This scholarship honors an individual who understands the importance of civic involvement and has a high regard for freedom, justice and respect of the American form of government. This distinction recognizes a student who demonstrates mature participation and responsibility through their involvement in service to the community, as well as, in service to their country by their show of patriotism.
WINNING ATTITUDE SCHOLARSHIP - $300
The Winning Attitude Scholarship, sponsored by the Nifty Fifties Class Reunion, is presented to students who have a winning attitude and have demonstrated exemplary school behavior.
NORTHWEST TECH B.O.C.E.S. AWARDS
An award of $50 and a certificate is presented to a student who excels in one of the following Career & Technical Education Programs: Automotive Technology, and Health Careers.
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED SCHOLARSHIPS/AWARDS
Campbell Scott Allison Eastern Michigan Football Scholarship; Eagle Scholarship; National Scholars Program
Alexander Oliver Bender Merit Scholarship; SUNY Plattsburgh Freshman Merit Scholarship
Ryan Douglas Bouchard Fordham University Jogues Scholarship; Fordham University Grant
Dustin Joseph Brien Hodson Scholarship
Amanda Paige Calton NYS DAR Scholarship; Helen and Arnold Barben DAR Scholarship; Ogdensburg Rotary Club Scholarship; The Clarkson School Award; Clarkson Leadership Award; NYS Elks Association Scholarship; St. Lawrence County American Association of Retired Persons; AmVets Post #19 Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship; Zonta Sally Dobisky Award
Nicholas Francis Henry Coppola Pratt Presidential Scholarship
Holli-Jo Jean Cota Lincoln School PTO Scholarship; Franklin/St. Lawrence NYSUT Retirees Scholarship
Nichole Lynn Damms AmVets Post #19 Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship
Alison Marie Edwards NYS Scholarship for Academic Excellence
Zeb McRae Fortune Albany College of Pharmacy Presidential Scholarship; Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship; Zonta Jean M. Coon Humanitarian Award; Zonta Club Scholarship
Ryan Patrick Frary St. John Fisher’s College Founders’ Scholarship
Serra Germaine Guimond Albany College of Pharmacy Trustee Grant; Albany College of Pharmacy Trustee Scholarship; Albany College of Pharmacy Freshman Technology Grant
Jacob Wallace Herzog Le Moyne College Leadership Scholarship
Kenneth Christian Hilborne Dr. Bruno Baltradis & Dr. James Brown Memorial Fund Scholarship
Ellie Catherine Holmes Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship
Conor Andrew Ives BOCES FISP Scholarship; St. Lawrence/Lewis BOCES Federation of Instructional Support Personnel Scholarship
Ethan Lloyd Ladouceur Paul Smith’s College Dean Excellence Scholarship
Amanda Lynn LaRue Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship; Le Moyne College Founders Scholarship; Helen S. randles/Society of the United Helpers Scholarship
Rebecca Aimee Lutz Elmira College Presidential Scholarship
Zachary Mark Mashaw Northeastern University Dean Scholarship
Rachel Mary Montpelier NYS Scholarship for Academic Excellence; SAT Scholarship; Augsbury Scholarship; Nazareth College Presidential Scholarship
Megan Elizabeth Morrison Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship; Nazareth College Presidential Scholarship; Zonta Young Women in Public Affairs Award; Zonta Club Scholarship
Sarah Elizabeth Sarkin Nazareth College Trustee Scholarship; Sherman School PTO Scholarship
Elissa Louise St. Germain Zonta Arlene Wight Award
Brittany Morgan Tayler NYS Scholarship for Academic Excellence; Zonta Club Scholarship
Jonica Renee Tebo NYS Scholarship for Academic Excellence; Elmira College Valedictorian Scholarship
Lyndsey Mae Tolman SUNY Plattsburgh Freshman Merit Scholarship
Erik Matthew Whitcombe Zonta Club Scholarship
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