Four awarded Lynskey Memorial Scholarships


Four local graduating high school seniors, including three from Holland Patent High School and one from Rome Free
Academy, have received Connor Arthur Lynskey Memorial Scholarships.

The scholarship awards were established in memory of Lynskey, a 2017 Holland Patent High School graduate who died Aug. 11, 2018 as a result of being struck by a motor vehicle after walking along a road.

The award recipients, as noted in an announcement by the Connor Arthur Lynskey Memorial Scholarship Committee:

• Benjamin Miller, an RFA graduate, received a Oneida/Herkimer County Scholarship of $1,000. He will be majoring in Biology at Houghton College in the fall.

The scholarship award was based on academics and leadership qualities.

• Among the three Holland Patent High School graduates —

Hannah Bochniak received an Academic Scholarship of $2,000, awarded to a student who not only excelled academically but also desired to pursue an education in the medical field, as Lynskey was in the midst of pursuing.

Bochniak will be attending Hartwick College in the fall, majoring in Biology/Pre-Med.

Mayle Lupia-Eannace received an Athletic/Character Award Scholarship of $1,000, presented to a student who, like Lynskey, displays a love for athletics and in particular conveys strength in character.

Lupia-Eannace will be attending Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, majoring in Pre-Med or Pre-Physician’s Assistant studies.

Olivia Smith received an Honorable Mention Scholarship of $250. She plans to pursue a nursing degree at SUNY Plattsburgh in the fall.

To help raise funds for the scholarships, the 2018 Connor’s Way 5-mile Memorial Scenic Run/Walk was established in Hinckley.

The 2019 Connor’s Way event will be held Sept. 8. For information on sponsorships and registration for the run/walk, visit and

Also, email for further information.


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