Today would have been Art's 58th birthday, so last night was the perfect time to honor him by presenting five students with a scholarship in his name. This is the 21st year that the Fund has awarded scholarships to deserving students at Hampton Bays High School, but we are very proud to announce that it is the first year that we have extended our reach to include a student at both Southampton and Westhampton High Schools. This year's awards have been our most substantial yet and we couldn't have done it without you. It is with your continued support and generosity that the AJJ Scholarship Fund was able to present $27,000 to five commendable students. Along with the many individual gifts and donations, we would like to thank the MCJ Amelior Foundation once again for its matching grant.
We hope you will join us in congratulating Samantha, Stephen, Kristina, Katelyn and Gabrielle, all of whom we feel epitomize Art's spirit as strong, well-rounded students, athletes and inclusive individuals. We wish them the best of luck in their college years and beyond! Lastly, please remember to raise a glass to Artie today. We know he is beaming with pride and gratitude on his birthday!
From Hampton Bays High School, in order: Samantha Coulton received $12,500 and will be studying Nursing at Binghamton University; Stephen Sutton received $7,500 and will be studying at the School of Education at the University of Georgia; Kristina Georges received $5,000 and will be studying Chemical Engineering at Cornell University.
From Westhampton High School, $1,000 was awarded to Katelyn Stabile who will be attending Clemson University; from Southampton High School, $1,000 was awarded to Gabrielle Avalone who will be attending Hilbert College; Scott Jones, Julia Jones and Carol Francolini presenting the awards in Hampton Bays.