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Six Otto-Eldred graduates receive CRCF scholarships

Mon, Jul 6th 2020 10:00 am

Six recent Otto-Eldred High School (PA) graduates recently received awards from scholarship funds that benefit OEHS graduates managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation.

Owen Flexman and Matt Murphy each received the Otto/Otto-Eldred Alumni Scholarship for $1,000.

The Otto-Eldred Alumni Scholarship is a scholarship given annually to Otto-Eldred High School graduating seniors who have maintained at least 2.75 GPA and received acceptance to, preferably, a two-year college or a four-year program.

Flexman will study welding at Jamestown Community College. Murphy will study marketing at Niagara University.

Murphy and Flexman, as well as Ethan Flexman, Zachary Murphy and Emilie Reitler, received the Bob and Barbara McCord Scholarship for $1,000.

This scholarship, for graduating students and past graduates of Otto-Eldred High School, was established at CRCF through the Bob and Barbara McCord Private Foundation. The scholarship is for students attending a post-secondary institution (one-, two- or four-year institutions) preferably in the career/technical fields. Recipients must also be in good academic standing and be involved in extracurricular activities.

Ethan Flexman, a 2018 Otto-Eldred graduate, is currently studying safety management at Slippery Rock University. Zachary Murphy, a 2017 Otto-Eldred graduate, is currently studying journalism at St. Bonaventure University.  Rietler will attend Alfred State College to study machine tool technology.

Meghan James received the Albert A. Bennett Jr. Family Scholarship for $500.

Sue Bennett established the scholarship in memory of her husband to benefit a graduating Otto-Eldred senior pursuing a post-secondary degree at a two- or four-year institution. Recipients should demonstrate academic excellence, participation in extracurricular activities and strong educational/career goals. Mr. and Mrs. Bennett and their four children all graduated from Otto-Eldred.

James will attend the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford to study pre-medical sciences.

Donations can be made to either of these funds at CRCF, 301 North Union St., Suite 203 or online at cattfoundation.org.

The Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation is the area’s supportive, responsive and trusted community foundation. Established in 1994, CRCF is growing good by connecting donors to the causes they care about most in the region. Grants from the foundation support many areas, including education, scholarships, health care, the arts, community development, human service, and youth development. To learn more, call (716) 301-CRCF (2723), email [email protected], or visit online at www.cattfoundation.org. CRCF is also on Facebook (facebook.com/cattfoundation) and Twitter (@CattFoundation).