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MADRID — Madrid-Waddington Central School awarded the following scholarships and awards to graduating seniors at Friday’s graduation ceremonies:

The Matthew Manchester Memorial Scholarship, in the amount of $300, was given to students recognized as being hardworking and responsible, who put forth their best effort in the endeavors they undertake: Brianna Baillargeon and Lauren Orosz.

The Foreign Language Department awards for highest French and Spanish averages throughout high school were presented to Austin Scott for French and Kathleen Tiernan for Spanish.

The Jonathan Moulton Memorial Scholarship of $100 was awarded to a graduate pursuing a career in the field of engineering who will attend Clarkson University: Taylor Lenney.

The David Moriarty Memorial Scholarship of $75 was awarded to seniors who excelled in computer and business courses while in high school: Shelby Kendall and Karlie Robertson.

The Math Department presented two awards to seniors excelling in mathematics: Austin Scott and Eric Squires.

Two $300 awards in memory of Conni Vebber, who had enthusiasm for life that was contagious, were given to Bailea Bigelow and Nicholas Rogers.

A $25 award given by Pat Young in memory of Diane Graves was presented to a student who demonstrates a spirit of volunteerism: Jennifer Ryan.

The Sons of the American Legion presented four awards of $500 each in memory of Donnie Green and Mark Hebert: Nicholas Rogers, Blair Cryderman, Bridget Beldock and Logan Barkley.

The Sons of the American Legion presented scholarships of $100 each to students who, in one way or another, are related to a member of the Legion or have been a friend of the Legion: Kathleen Tiernan, Dillan Putney, Jennifer Ryan, and Bailea Bigelow.

The Champion-Hobkirk American Legion Post 420 awarded four scholarships in memory of World War II veteran Ernest W. Blair, funded by his grandson, Dr. Mark Blair, to students who show a high degree of civic awareness and a record of community service: Emily Uppstrom and Kathleen Tiernan ($1,000 each); Austin Scott ($500); and James Hunt ($250).

The Jeffrey Scott Page Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $100 was presented to a student pursuing higher education: Blair Cryderman.

A $100 award from Molly Pressey was given to a student who displayed academic excellence and is attending college full time this fall: James Miller.

The Madrid Volunteer Rescue Squad awarded a $100 scholarship to a senior residing in Madrid who plans to attend college in the fall to pursue a medically related field: Schiler Ashley.

The Donald J. Connor Scholarship of $500 from the Madrid-Waddington Teachers Association was given to a student accepted at a college who as deemed worthy of financial aid: Makayla Blair.

The Waddington Chamber of Commerce presented a $100 scholarship to a deserving student majoring in a business-related field of study: Colin O’Bryan.

Two $25 awards were given by Rick and Mary Middlemiss in memory of Mike and Shirley Middlemiss to seniors who have persevered in their pursuit of a high school diploma: Drew Benedict and Josh Patenaude.

The Charlotte C. Gallagher Memorial Award of $150 was given by her daughters, Pat Larkin and Katie Higgins, to encourage accomplished students to continue education at the college level: Kathleen Tiernan and Charles Romano.

The George M. Dickson Waddington Health Building Scholarship of $1,000 was awarded to a student planning to pursue a medical or health-related degree in college and to encourage that student to return to St. Lawrence County to pursue a career: Brianna Baillargeon.

The Friends of Peggy Jenner awarded a $250 scholarship in her memory to Katelyn Marcellus.

The Madrid-Waddington Teachers Association presented a $500 scholarship in memory of Neil T. Grasso to a senior who shows an interest in extracurricular activities and a spirit of volunteerism in the community: Kathleen Tiernan.

Two $100 scholarships from Community Bank, N.A., Madrid, were given to seniors deemed worthy of help in pursuing a career: Angela Matthie and Spencer Jessmer.

The Madrid American Legion Post 1513 Auxiliary presented an awarded to a deserving student who plans to follow a military career: Terry Crump.

The George M. Dickson Memorial Scholarship for young men and women with local ties who want to pursue their dreams in higher education were presented to: Makayla Blair, James Miller, Andrea Wyman and Zoe Zagrobelny ($100 each); Nicholas Rogers ($200); and Katelyn Marcellus ($300).

The June Kelley Pierce Award of $250 to the student having the most talent in art was presented to Alexis Burnett.

Bill and Marcia Tiernan of KT Power Inc. presented two $250 awards to students who intend to pursue an education in the fields of electrical engineering and engineering: Bryan Jaquith and Jordan Delosh.

The Mary McGee Memorial Scholarship of $1,000 was awarded to a senior who has persevered and worked hard to accomplish the goals she has set for herself while in high school: Cassandra McKnight.

Five scholarships of $1,000 each in memory of Daniel Parker Rose were given to students who possess a love of family and friends, a sense of humor, interest and involvement in extracurricular activities, and a positive outlook on life: Kathleen Tiernan, Jennifer Ryan, Katelyn Marcellus, Bridget Beldock and Taylor Lenney.

Four $100 awards in memory of Brian and Jeff Penrod were given to recognize student achievement in four areas that were important to them in high school: Daniel Cassada for music; Jennifer Ryan for speech and debate; Alana Burgoyne for pursuing a career in medicine; and Richard Wright for pursuing a career in the electrical trades.

The staff and faculty awarded $75 each to students to recognize their achievement in reaching their goals: Anthony Zeledon, Matt Hosmer and Dennis Streeter Jr.

Bonnie Chichester gave two awards to students continuing their education in foreign languages: Kathleen Tiernan (minor in French) and Logan Barkley (minor in Spanish).

Faculty and staff acknowledged the following with awards for their perseverance in completing their studies: Morgan Beeson, Leslie French, Aquarra Weegar and Kyle Bent.

Michelle Bresett presented an award in recognition of achievement in science to a seniors who have completed five years in Regents science and achieved the highest science grade-point average: Austin Scott and Brianna Baillargeon.

Two $100 awards were given by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Moore to students pursuing a degree in the medical field: Alana Burgoyne and Tyler Hill.

Cafeteria Manager Steve Adams presented awards of $100 each to seniors who have provided hours of assistance in the cafeteria: Randall Ball and Dylan Thivierge.

The Varsity Club presented the $100 Darcie Ashley Scholarship to an athlete who demonstrates outstanding sportsmanship, is a team player, has a positive impact on the sport and its participants, encourages others, values competition and has fun at the same time: Makayla Blair and Austin Scott.

Two $50 awards in honor of Jim and Winnie Fife, who exemplified community, integrity, humor, generosity and perseverance, were given to Leslie French and Alex Baxter.

The Norwood Kiwanis Club awarded a $500 scholarship to a student attending college in the fall who has excelled in academics and displayed outstanding community service: Kathleen Tiernan.

An award of $100 was given to a student athlete who provides a positive impact athletically and academically who is attending school full time in the fall and has committed to playing a sport: Taylor Marcellus.

The Pinnacle Group Contracting presented an award to a graduating senior exemplifying a good work ethic in athletics who plans to enter the workforce after graduation: Gregory Thompson.

A $100 scholarship was given by Lynn Roy on behalf of instructional staff to a graduate who demonstrates a love of learning and intellectual curiosity, and thirsts for knowledge, problem-solves and works with others: Karlie Robertson.

A $100 scholarship was given by Lynn Roy on behalf of non-instructional staff to honor a graduate who exemplifies love of community, goes above and beyond in effort and work and demonstrates a solid work ethic: Jared Miller.

State troopers and Madrid-Waddington alumni Marc McDonnell, Randy Lamay, Scott Field, Clinton Johnson and David McBath gave two $125 scholarships to worthy students who intend to pursue a degree and career in criminal justice: Drew Benedict and Daniel Cassada.

The Kevin Stockwell Memorial Scholarship of $100 was given to a student pursuing an education in a medical field: Cassandra McKnight.

Awards of $50 in memory of John Murphy were given to seniors moving on to serve their country and who display a sense of duty, honor and patriotism: Randall Ball, Kyle Bent, Terry Crump and Joshua Patenaude.

A $100 award in memory of Cathy Simmons Sharpe was given to two graduates who demonstrate academic performance combined with extracurricular participation and a positive attitude: Sierra Dumas and Colin O’Bryan.

The Pepsi-Cola Fine Arts Award of $50 was presented to a graduating senior who has excelled in the arts: Aquarra Weegar.

The Snider and Snider Law Firm presented an award to a senior interested in government who has demonstrated a commitment to social justice issues and is recognized for fairness and helpfulness who plans to attend a four-year college in the fall: Eric Squires.

The Patricia Logan Memorial Scholarship of $500 was presented by the First Presbyterian Church of Waddington to a senior who plans to go to college: Logan Barkley.

Mr. and Mrs. Carl P. Rose presented a $100 award to a student pursuing a career in education: Shelby Kendall.

A $100 scholarship in memory of Neil Grasso was presented by Mr. and Mrs. Carl P. Rose to Zoe Zagrobelny.

A $50 award in memory of Fred Martin Jr. was given by Barb and Wayne Santamont to two deserving seniors entering a field in the trades: Alexander Baxter and James Miller.

The New York State Regents gave awards for scholastic achievement to Kathleen Tiernan, Austin Scott and Eric Squires.

The Diverse Pathways Scholarship was awarded to students who have shown dedication and perseverance on a nontraditional road to meeting academic goals: Nichoals Mallory, Garrett McLean, Andrew Perry and Matthew Stone.

An $800 scholarship was given by Amvets Post 1992 Ladies Auxiliary, Mt. Dora, Fla., to a student in recognition of his commitment and dedication to community and studies: Nichoals Rogers.

The Arthur Graham Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 was given by CSEA Local 431 to a deserving senior: Schiler Ashley.

The New York State Office of Attorney General’s Triple C Award in recognition of commitment, character and courage was presented to Alanna Burgoyne.

Northwest Technical Center presented a $50 achievement award to a student who has excelled in their career and technical education program: Angela Matthie.

The Spencer Kirby Memorial Award in the amount of $25 was presented to a hardworking student willing to take initiative who successfully completed the Northwest Tech building trades program: Alexander Baxter.

The New York State Comptroller’s Office Achievement Award was presented in recognition of hard work, dedication and success, in addition to civic commitment: Jennifer Ryan.

The New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association awarded scholarships of $600 each to Makayla Blair and Andrea Wyman.

The Nihanawate Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution presented a certificate and bronze medal to a senior with the highest average in U.S. history: Kathleen Tiernan and Taylor Lenney.

A $500 American Red Cross scholarship was presented to Schiler Ashley.

The Northern Zone Association for Counselors and Development presented a $500 award to a student who plans to pursue a degree in counseling: Katelyn Marcellus.

The Fulton Chapter 515 Order of the Eastern Star awarded scholarships to studetns who relate well to others in the family, community and school: Makayla Blair ($250) and Schiler Ashley ($100).

Nazareth College awarded the 1928 scholarship of $8,000 a year for four years to Zoe Zagrobelny.

The Canton Zonta Club awarded the Gwen Putnam Scholarship of $400 to a senior with a distinguished academic record who has been involved in school and community activities and has leadership qualities: Jennifer Ryan.

SUNY Potsdam Freshman Scholarships for $2,100 each were presented in recognition of outstanding academic achievement to Emily Uppstrom and Bryan Jaquith.

The Canton College Foundation presented the Rachael M. and Leon E. Bagley Endowed Scholarship for $3,599 for the 2013-2014 academic year to Schiler Ashley.

The Clarkson School Scholars Award for $60,000 over four years was presented to Taylor Lenney.

Clarkson University presented a $17,000 scholarship in recognition of academics to Charles Romano.

The Northern New York Volunteer Firemen’s Association Scholarship for $250 was given to Schiler Ashley.

The following students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society: Alexander Baxter, Blair Cryderman and Angela Matthie.

The Helen S. Randles Society of United Helpers Scholarship of $750 was given to a student who will pursue a health care field: Andrew Wyman.

Carleton University awarded a $4,000 annual scholarship to Kathleen Tiernan.

Keuka College Honors Scholarships, renewable each year, were presented to Cassandra McKnight ($7,500) and Brianna Baillargeon ($10,000).

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