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Believe 271 Foundation awards scholarships

Posted 8/31/22

The Believe 271 Foundation Inc. has announced the winners of its scholarship in conjunction with New York State Tool Company.

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Believe 271 Foundation awards scholarships

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The Believe 271 Foundation Inc. has announced the winners of its scholarship in conjunction with New York State Tool Company.

This year the Foundation received 38 applications from graduating high school seniors and those in post-secondary education, officials said. The donation for the scholarships was made to the foundation by Matthew and Lisa Wilsey in honor of Gregory J. Wilsey, who was an advocate for the youth of the area and was mentor to many through his founding of the New York State Tool Company in Chadwicks.

Receiving a $500 scholarship are:

• Gabriel Howe, New Hartford Central School, son of Pamela and Duane Howe. Gabriel will be pursuing a degree in adolescent education and broadcast/digital journalism from Syracuse University.

• Alexandra Osilovskiy, Whitesboro Central School, daughter of Svetlana Baluk and Mark Osilovskiy. Alexandra will be pursuing a degree in biochemistry from Utica University.

• Lauren Stephens, Westmoreland Central School, daughter of Cheryl and Bernard Stephens. Lauren will be attending Mohawk Valley Community College and majoring in nursing.

• Kate Stockwell, Clinton Central School, daughter of Emily and Adam Stockwell. Kayleigh will be attending The University of Vermont and majoring in math education.

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