2020 Scholarship Winners:
Congrats to all of our seniors! We wish you luck with all of your future endeavors!
Amanda Gillenwalters of Voorheeseville is a senior at Clayton A. Bouton High School where she played soccer for the past 6 years, becoming the lead goal scorer on her varsity team and ending regular season play as a top 10 section II goal scorer. She also played for Greenbush Soccer Club for the past 10 years. She finished her high school soccer career as team captian for both teams she played with. Her essay expressed the importance of teamwork and team bonding which has helped her in many facets of life already. In the fall she plans on attending Binghamton University where she will be majoring in English and continuing to play soccer .
Cayden Smith of Voorheeseville is a senior at Clayton A. Bouton High School, playing soccer there for 3 years and played for the New Scotland Soccer Club for the past 8 years. In her essay she described how soccer gave her confidence in her abilities as a player and leader. In the fall Cayden will be attending Hobart and William Smith Colleges as a biology major on a pre-veterinary track. She also plans to join the club equestrian team and the club soccer team.
Tyler Trahan of Troy is a senior at LaSalle Institute where he played both JV and varsity. He also played for the Brunswick Soccer Club for the past 13 years. Soccer has taught Tyler to be a posisitve person who try to build people up. The leadership skills and discipline he learned through soccer has helped him lead successful fundraisers in school. He wrote about his experiences fundraising over $15,000 for the American Cancer Society to support breast cancer research over the last two years. Tyler will be attending the University of South Carolina as a Finance major and as a member of their Capstone Scholars program.
Jared Meisel of Rensselaer is a senior at Columbia High School and played for 5 years with Greenbush Soccer Club. During his soccer career he was captain of his varsity team. Soccer has given Jared invaluable leadership skills and the opportunity to play with people he may have not met otherwise. Some of his teammates are refugees from Myanmar, who's plight has been extremely influential on Jared's choice in career paths. This influenced him to volunteer with the RISSE (Refugee and Immigrant Support Services of Emmaus) after school program. At the time of submission Jared had not decided upon a school but hoped to study history and Pre-Law. Since submitting his application, he has decided to attend the University of Notre Dame.