RHS Seniors Presented with Scholarships and Awards at Class of 2016 Commencement on June 25, 2016
2016 SOCCER LEAGUE SCHOLARSHIP
Natalie Hutchins, Spencer Hutchins
THE METTA CALLAHAN SCHOLARSHIP
Natalie Hutchins, Amanda Cassata
Salma Balcazar Sanchez, Giancarlo Herring-Calvo
HUDSON RIVER HERITAGE ANNUAL FOUNDERS SCHOLARSHIP
Theodore “Walter” Gadsby
RHINEBECK ROTARY SCHOLARSHIP
Shoshana Goldman, Natalie Hutchins
13TH ANNUAL DUTCHESS COUNTY LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT #11 ESSAY CONTEST
LAW OFFICE OF STEVEN M. MELLEY AWARD
RHINEBECK ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP
Sarah Fleischhauer, Christopher Holsopple, Ryan Hall
RHINEBECK COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
Sarah Denatale, Gabriel Hammoud, Theodore “Walter” Gadsby, Christopher Cassens, Sarah Hanson, Samuel Pomichter, Devon Potts, Kathryn Muste, Christopher Holsopple, Bec Mercer, Anne Pietrow, Spencer Hutchins, Christopher Marvin, Devin Pozza
MARIE KENNEY SCHOLARSHIP
RHINEBECK TEACHERS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP
RHINEBECK SCHOOL RETIREES SCHOLARSHIP
Emily Prentice, Cameron Mimoso
MARK FAMIGLIETTI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
RENA GENTHER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
BRIAN BUTLER & JACK HAUPIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: Given in memory of Brian Butler & Jack Haupin who are remembered for their excellent work ethic and teamwork, their sense of humor and congeniality, and their concern for others. Awarded to a senior who will pursue education in a trade.
JAMES S. BARTON JR. EMERGING ARTIST SCHOLARSHIP: Awarded to a senior who is pursuing a career in the field of either visual or performing art.
RHINEBECK AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SCHOLARSHIP: Each year, the Rhinebeck Area Chamber of Commerce awards $1,000.00 to a deserving graduate of Rhinebeck High School who is going on to pursue a Business-related field of study. The recipient has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, has gone above-and-beyond their community service requirement, supplied glowing recommendations, as well as a written essay.
THE MICHAEL L. BOCCHINO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: The Firefighter Michael L Bocchino Memorial Scholarship was established by the Lavender family of Rhinebeck, NY. Its purpose is to honor Firefighter Michael Bocchino, who was killed in the line of duty on September 11, 2001. Michael was a beloved brother and uncle to members of the Lavender family. Two generations of Lavender’s have been involved in the arts in Rhinebeck for the past decade. Michael’s memory lives on in everything that they create. For this reason, a senior who is pursuing a career in human services, who is the son or daughter of someone serving our community whether in the armed forces, government or educational sectors is selected.
RHINEBECK LIONS CLUB AWARD: Awarded to a student pursuing a college program with emphasis on sight, hearing, or other related fields; who excels academically and is a good citizen committed to their school and community.
STANFORD LIONS CLUB AWARD: Awarded to a student who has improved the quality of life for others in his community through volunteer service.
ROSE & KIERNAN INC. SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is presented to a student who has achieved a high level of academic success and is pursuing a career in health care and wellness.
RYAN D. BURGER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP “RYAN’S RAINBOW”: Ryan D. Burger was a 2003 graduate of Rhinebeck High School. He was always known for his big smile and welcoming, positive nature. Ryan loved school and music. He was the first student to attend Rhinebeck Central School District and graduate with a disability that limited his mobility. Ryan was an awesome big brother who took pride in helping his brothers become successful. He volunteered for years at Vassar Hospital and loved the public interaction.
The Ryan D. Burger Scholarship is awarded to a senior who has overcome challenges with kindness, compassion, generosity of spirit and admirable determination.
THE RHINEBECK HIGH SCHOOL CHARACTER COMMITMENT AND COMMUNITY SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship is awarded by Lili and Jim Warnot to a hard working student who has exemplified generosity of spirit to his fellow students and community and who demonstrated perseverance through a strong work ethic leading to their academic success.
THE CLASS OF 2000 COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD: Presented to a student who has distinguished himself in service to community and school.
Theodore “Walter” Gadsby
ULSTER SAVINGS CHARITABLE TRUST AWARD: Awarded to a student who has demonstrated academic excellence and commitment to community service.
NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP: About 1.6 million juniors in 22,000 high schools entered the 2016 National Merit. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, which represents less than one percent of all U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants in each state. Approximately 16,000 Semifinalists advance to the Finalist level, and 7,500 students are selected from that elite group to receive a national merit scholarship. We have two national merit scholarship winners in the class of 2016:
Barr Lavi-Romer, Kathryn Muste
THE RCSD ADMINISTRATORS SCHOLARSHIP
This award is presented to a graduating senior who is pursuing higher education and who has demonstrated excellence in citizenship, school service and academics.
NATIONAL BAND DIRECTOR’S AWARD
Alex Burg, Christopher Cassens
LOUIS ARMSTRONG JAZZ AWARD
Is given to a senior contributing the most to the jazz band
JOHN PHILIP SOUSA AWARD
Is given to a senior for superior musicianship or outstanding member of the high school band towards success of the program. Our highest award.
THE ANDREW E. BENNETT MEMORIAL AWARD
Presented to a senior percussionist who is outgoing, loves music, and cares for people. This year’s recipient is an outstanding musician who has been an incredible leader in the ensemble.
Cierra Cassano, Aleks Hunter