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Three Hinsdale graduates receive CRCF scholarship awards

Fri, Jul 8th 2022 11:00 am

Three Hinsdale Central School graduates received scholarship awards from funds managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation to support graduating Hinsdale seniors.

Christy Childs and Kylee Leonard each received the Hinsdale Alumni Association Memorial Scholarship for $1,000.

This scholarship established by the Hinsdale Alumni Association, $1,000 each this year, is for a graduating senior of Hinsdale Central School. Recipients must have a grade average of 80% or higher, demonstrate qualities of good citizenship and good character and have definite educational goals.

Childs will attend Washington and Lee University where she plans to study biochemistry on a pre-med track. Leonard will also study biochemistry at St. Bonaventure University.

Childs also received the Elodine Swarts Baxter and Lena Conrad Swarts Memorial Scholarship for $1,400.

This scholarship, established in 2016, is for a promising and deserving graduating senior from Hinsdale Central School or a resident of Ischua, NY, regardless of what high school the student attends. The student must demonstrate academic success and involvement in extracurricular activities.

Norman Baxter, a past Hinsdale graduate, established the scholarship fund in memory of his mother, Elodine Swarts Baxter, and his grandmother, Lena Conrad Swarts.

Parker Keenan received the Betty Pappas Scholarship, being awarded for the first time by CRCF, for $600.

The Betty Pappas Scholarship, established through the estate of Betty Pappas, a former Hinsdale teacher and guidance is counselor, is awarded to a student in the graduating class at Hinsdale Central School who will be attending a college or university and has given outstanding service to Hinsdale Central School.

Kennan will attend the Alfred State College of Technology to study CNC machining and manufacturing.

Donations can be made either or both of these funds at CRCF, 301 North Union St., Suite 203, Olean, NY 14760 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).