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June 17, 2013 – At the Leaders of Tomorrow Annual Celebration held June 17th by the Southern Finger Lakes Women, a Chapter of New York State Women, Inc., three $500 scholarships were awarded to Schuyler County high school seniors. The ceremony was held at the Montour Falls Moose Lodge.
Student winners are as follows:
Katelyn Scott- Katelyn is the daughter of Michael Scott and Jessica Hand. She attends Bradford High School and will be attending Corning Community College in the fall to prepare for an anticipated career in speech language pathology. Katelyn has been able to take many ACE classes in high school and anticipates being able to graduate early from Corning CC.
Katrina Swarthout- Katrina resides in Beaver Dams, NY, and is the daughter of Keith and Barbara Swarthout. She is a senior at Watkins Glen High School and will be attending the University of Buffalo. Katrina is currently undecided as to her major.
Haley DeNardo- Haley is the daughter of Mike and Betty DeNardo. She resides in Montour Falls, NY, and is a senior at Watkins Glen High school. Haley will be entering Penn State this fall, where she will be enrolled in their architecture program. Haley was also a participant in the Youth Leadership conference held at the Harbor Hotel. Due to a prior commitment, Haley was not able to be present at the awards ceremony.
The Southern Finger Lakes Women congratulate these three high school seniors for their academic achievements and are happy to help support them in their post-graduate plans.
Judith Phillips, President
Gloria Hutchings, Membership Chair
JoAnne Krolak, Membership
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Judith Phillips, President
Crystal Banks, President Elect
Carole Shay, Vice President
Christine Brown, Treasurer
JoAnne Krolak, Secretary
Sally Rigden has been a member of Southern Finger Lakes Women since 1999 and has held the offices of Secretary and President. She also serves on the Education Committee and Christmas Committee.
Sally, a transplant from England in 1968, has a degree in Finance. She worked as the Administrative Assistant to the CFO for Strong Memorial Hospital at the University of Rochester until 1998. She then moved back to the Southern Tier and worked in the office of Sponsored
Katelyn Scott, SFLW President - Judith Phillips, Katrina Swarthout
Funds Accounting at Cornell University. At that time, she and her husband, Martin, also opened their first Bed and Breakfast – Page House in Millport, NY. For the next seven years they built their business on the weekends while both working full time. As the B&B business grew, Sally left Cornell University; and since the B&B was a seasonal business she first worked during the off season at
Wal-Mart as an overnight customer service manager, and then as a commercial accounts rep for E. C. Cooper, Inc. Insurance in Watkins Glen.
In 2005 a great late Victorian style house in Watkins Glen came on the market and was in a very good location for a B&B business. The Marmalade Cat Bed and Breakfast was born. Now beginning her 15th year in the B&B business, Sally has been host to guests from all over the world; from all occupations and backgrounds. She enjoys giving her guests all the information and sightseeing tips for our beautiful area, but also learning about countries she would love to visit, and places in the United States that her guests call home.
Planning and preparing a delicious breakfast for guests is a big part of her focus, so Sally loves to cook. As a natural progression of this, she hopes to begin providing classes in table etiquette at the B&B. Sally and her husband Martin live in Watkins Glen. She has three grown children and seven grandchildren. If she has any spare time, she also enjoys reading a good mystery, interior decoration and fast cars!
Women's Scholarship Application
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“Women Helping Women” is the objective of the Southern Finger Lakes Women. The chapter believes that by providing financial assistance to a woman towards furthering her education or seeking a professional certificate or license is vital to that objective. 2008 was the inaugural year of the Women’s Scholarship offered by the chapter.
To be eligible to apply for the scholarship, you must:
- Be a female and at least 25 years of age by November 1, 2013.
- Demonstrate financial need.
- Be currently enrolled or accepted into a higher education institution leading to a degree OR enrolled in a program working towards a professional certificate or license during the 2013-14 school year.
- Demonstrate clear career plans.
- Preference will be given to applicants who are residents of Schuyler County and/or are employed by a business or agency in Schuyler County.