MAMARONECK, N.Y. -- Mamaroneck High School seniors received $290,000 in awards at a June 13 Mamaroneck-Larchmont Student Aid Fund Awards Ceremony. The awards were given to 49 students.
"I am here as a testament to the generous souls who invest in children's dreams," said Samantha Reid, 2012 graduate, in her keynote address.
Reid received the SAF Mamaroneck Teachers Association Award in 2012 because of her interest in teaching. She graduated in May from Pennsylvania State University with a degree in secondary school education with a focus on social studies, said the release.
"I feel that I've come full circle," Reid said.
Mamaroneck MHS Principal Elizabeth Clain introduced Reid, saying how proud she was to see her former student become a colleague. Clain also announced the creation of a new SAF scholarship by the teachers and administrators of the Mamaroneck School District in honor of Assistant Superintendent Anthony Minotti, who is retiring.
"There was no question that this was the way to honor someone who worked tirelessly to make sure every student had an opportunity," Clain said.
The new scholarship was awarded to Christina Reale.
Outgoing school board member Nancy Pierson, who is now joining the SAF board, also spoke.
"Just as the school board was behind you, supporting you in high school, the Student Aid Fund is behind you as you take the next step in college," she said.
Pierson is one of five past school board members on the SAF board.
The Mamaroneck-Larchmont Student Aid Fund was established in 1937 to provide need-based scholarships to Mamaroneck High School students.
Forty-nine members of the MHS class of 2016 were awarded two-year scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $3,600 per year for two years.
For more information on the Mamaroneck-Larchmont Student Aid Fund, visit mlsaf.org .