MASSENA – SeaComm Federal Credit Union recently awarded 10 students the Shirley J. Eagles Memorial Scholarships.
The scholarships go to Colton resident Noah Rousell; also to Rhett Ashley and Samantha McGinnis of Norwood; Malone’s Lauren Schack-Sehlmeyer; Auna Marie Shadle, Sophia Brown and Ryan Deshane from Masséna; Lucas Hart and Abygail Clark of Bangor; and Dickinson’s Wyatt Preve. Each student received a $500 scholarship.
Noah Rousell, son of Heather and Jeff Rousell of Colton, graduated from Colton-Pierrepont Central School with a 97.42 GPA. A passionate volunteer, Noah has dedicated his free time to many causes, including Sky Community Partners, where he applied his passion for computer programming to improve the organization’s webpage. Beginning in the fall of 2022, Noah will attend Brown University in Providence, RI, where he will pursue a degree in Computer Science.
Rhett Ashley, son of Lawrence and Nicole Ashley of Norwood, graduated from Norwood-Norfolk Central School with a grade point average of 94.21. During his high school career, Rhett spent his time volunteering at the Nicandri Nature Center, the Norwood Lake Poker Run, and the Save the Fountain Project in Norwood. Rhett has been accepted to Clarkson University, where he will study biology starting this fall.
Samantha McGinnis, daughter of Julie and Michael McGinnis of Norwood, concluded her high school career at Norwood-Norfolk Central School with a 92.45 grade point average. Throughout high school, Samantha was an avid volunteer while maintaining a part-time position at the Hometown Market & Deli in Norwood. Samantha will be majoring in adolescent education and English at SUNY Geneseo, where she received the Geneseo Community Fellowship and the American Red Cross Fellowship.
Lauren Schack-Sehlmeyer is the daughter of Amy and Kenneth Schack-Sehlmeyer of Malone. Lauren graduated from Brushton-Moira Central School with a grade point average of 98.99. During her high school career, Lauren spent her free time volunteering with the North Country Animal Shelter and the National Honor Society. Lauren was accepted to the Rochester Institute of Technology, where she received the RIT Presidential Fellowship and the RIT Merit Scholarship. She will be majoring in biomedical sciences in the fall semester of 2022.
AunaMarie Shadle, daughter of Danielle Chapman and Les Shadle of Massena, graduated from Massena Central School with a 93.33 GPA. As an active member of the community, AunaMarie has spent her time volunteering with her local elementary school and Rotary Pancake Breakfast, while maintaining a part-time position at the Coles Creek Marina. AunaMarie will attend SUNY Cortland beginning in the fall, where she will major in physical education.
Sophia Brown, daughter of Joseph and Danielle Brown of Massena, graduated from Massena Central School with a 95.40 grade point average. In addition to volunteering with the Massena Elks Club, Sophia has also volunteered her time as a peer tutor and community center food drive volunteer. Sophia will be studying Mathematics Education/Inclusive Education at Nazareth College in the fall of 2022, where she was awarded the Excellence Scholarship.
Ryan Deshane is the son of William and Lisa Deshane of Massena and a graduate of Massena Central. Ryan graduated from high school with an 89.60 grade point average. While in school, Ryan was inducted into the National Honor Society and volunteered with Kids Night Out and Make a Difference Day. Ryan will attend Nazareth College in the fall of 2022, where he will study communications and media.
Lucas Hart, son of Tiffany White of Bangor, graduated from Brushton-Moira Central School with a GPA of 96.89. Throughout high school, Lucas spent his time volunteering with the National Honor Society, New Vision Class, and his church youth group. Lucas also maintained part-time positions at Bonesteel’s Gardening Center and Martin’s on Main. Lucas will attend SUNY Potsdam, where he will major in criminal justice this fall.
Wyatt Preve is the son of Penny Kuhn of Dickinson. Wyatt graduated from Brushton-Moira Central School with a 96.04 GPA. During his high school career, Wyatt was a member of the high school band, the varsity basketball team, and also volunteered on his church’s music team. Wyatt will attend the University of Albany in the fall, where he will study biology.
Abygail Clark, daughter of Brianne and Chad Clark of Bangor, graduated from Brushton-Moira Central School with a 96.20 GPA. Throughout high school, Abygail maintained her honor roll position and was a member of her high school band, where she played alto saxophone. Abygail will attend Clarkson University starting this fall, where she will study aerospace engineering.
The SeaComm Shirley J. Eagles Scholarships are awarded annually to students in memory of longtime SeaComm employee Shirley Eagles, who lost her life in a car accident in 2004. Winners are selected based on a wide variety of criteria including academics, volunteer service, scholarships and financial need. The entire SeaComm family is very proud of the 2022 winners.