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Mary-Elizabeth Smith, OHS Class of 1961 scholarships awarded to OHS students

Mon, Jul 20th 2020 11:00 am

Six graduating Olean High School seniors recently received scholarship awards from the Mary-Elizabeth Smith and Olean High School Class of 1961 scholarship funds managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation.

Isabelle Crosson, Nicholas Fratercangelo, Kayla Knight and Chloe Proctor received the Mary-Elizabeth Smith Scholarship. Crosson, Fratercangelo and Proctor each received $500. Knight received $1,000.

This scholarship was established through the estate of Mary-Elizabeth Smith as part of the Olean City School District Scholarship Fund to support graduating Olean High School seniors annually.

Crosson will study biology at the University of Dayton. Fratercangelo will attend Alfred University to study athletic training and physical therapy. Knight will study motion picture science at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Proctor plans to attend Nazareth College to study communication sciences and disorders.

Madelyn Hoffman and Michael Lambert received the Olean High School Class of 1961 Scholarship for $1,500 each.

Established by Duane A. Geuder, a 1961 Olean High School alumnus, and his classmates, the scholarship honors the class and its teachers, in particular Norm Utecht and Mabel Wilson. The $1,500 scholarship is given to one male and one female student who has the top GPA in their math and science classes.

Hoffman plans to study mathematical biology at the University of Pittsburgh. Lambert will attend the Univeristy of Dayton where he will study mechanical engineering.

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

Established in 1994, the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation 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).