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Rome Dollars for Scholars aids dozens of June RFA graduates

Posted 6/7/22

Rome Dollars for Scholars held its 38th annual award ceremony on Wednesday in the auditorium at Rome Free Academy with 68 seniors receiving scholarships.

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Rome Dollars for Scholars aids dozens of June RFA graduates


ROME — Rome Dollars for Scholars held its 38th annual award ceremony on Wednesday in the auditorium at Rome Free Academy with 68 seniors receiving scholarships.

Eight continuing scholarships were also acknowledged.

A total of $83,810 was distributed by the chapter with scholarships ranging from $500 to $3,000 were given to students planning to attend vocational schools and two- and four-year colleges.

New scholarships were given in memory of Donna M. Wenz, Jasmine Millner and Nina Daniello. Longtime Dollars for Scholars board member Cynthia Arthur was honored for her service to the organization.

RFA students, the scholarships they received and their colleges include:

  • Jack Anderegg, Class of 2018 Scholarship, $750, Syracuse University;
  • Richard Artigiani, Stewart’s Shoppes Scholarship, $750, Utica University;
  • Emily Balog, M&T Bank Award, $750, SUNY New Paltz;
  • Christopher Barto, Jack Arnold Memorial Award, $750, Pennsylvania State University;
  • Laina Beer, Class of 2020 Scholarship, $750, SUNY Brockport;
  • Tanner Brawdy, J. David Woods Memorial Award, $1,000, University of Arizona;
  • Mena Brazinski, Pomilio Family Scholarship, $1,000, University of Albany;
  • Dominick Cangialosi, Mary Ann Vickers Memorial Award, $1,470, Binghamton University;
  • Maggie Closinski, Joseph A. Ryan Jr. Memorial Scholarship, $750, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts;
  • Christian Cobb, Luis Modesto Marina, Jr. Memorial Award, $1,000, University at Albany;
  • Christopher, Cobb, Dr. Hans Zutrauen Memorial Award, $1,000, University at Albany;
  • Isabella Davis, Stephan Paul Granacki Memorial Award, $1,000, Keuka College;
  • Ryan Davis, Sears Family Foundation Award, $1,000, Rochester Institute of Technology;
  • Lauren Dorfman, Carole B. Glinski Memorial Scholarship, $1,500, U.S. Naval Academy;
  • Cameron Dougherty, Rome DFS Award, $500, Utica University;
  • Grace Engelbert, Ruth Scripture Arthur Award, $1,000, Virginia Wesleyan University;
  • Connor Evans, Orlando A. and Angela L. Destito Memorial Award, $840, SUNY Fredonia;
  • Alyssa Fernandez, Peter Mastracco Memorial Scholarship, $750, SUNY Polytechnic Institute;
  • Alexandria Ferretti, Sears Family Foundation Award, $1,000, Syracuse University;
  • Alanna Fragapane, Sharon Nunn Reilly Memorial Award, $1,000, Utica University;
  • Joan Gazaille, Carl Eilenberg Rome Community Service Award, $500, Utica University;
  • Lillian Gilroy, Mele Family Scholarship, $3,000, SUNY Plattsburgh;
  • Aidan Goodwin, South Rome Improvement Association Scholarship, $750, Ithaca College;
  • Nicole Grande, Rome Teachers Federal Credit Union Award, $1,000, University of Vermont;
  • Dominick Gratch, Jon Terenzetti Scholarship, $750, University of Arizona;
  • Angelo Graziano, Edward Murphy Memorial Scholarship, $500, Siena College;
  • Ella Hannafon, Dr. Hans Zutrauen Memorial Award, $1,000, MVCC;
  • Julia Hinckley, Brenda J. Faro Memorial Award, $1,000, MVCC;
  • Juliana Huckabone, Diane M. Baker Memorial Scholarship Award, $500, Utica University;
  • Max Hunt, Lee Center Volunteer Fire Department Kenneth Baker Memorial Award, $500, SUNY Morrisville;
  • Alana Iacovissi, Donna Wenz Memorial Scholarship, $1,000, SUNY Oswego;
  • Brandon Johnson, Lee Center Volunteer Fire Department Kenneth Baker Memorial Award, $500, MVCC;
  • Jonathan Karangwa, Frances and Edward Ratazzi Memorial Scholarship, $1,000, MVCC;
  • Joseph Keeney, Nina Daniello Memorial Scholarship, $1,000, SUNY Brockport;
  • Connor Laribee, Frank J. and Catherine D. Adolfi Memorial Award, $500, Mohawk Valley Community College;
  • Mykel Logan, Salvatore Corasiniti Memorial Scholarship, $2,000, University of North Carolina Greensboro;
  • Haley Loomis, Geri St. Denis Memorial Award, $500, SUNY Oswego;
  • Marco Macri, Class of 2015 Scholarship, $500, Elmira College;
  • Cody Madonia, William Lynch Memorial Award, $500, SUNY Polytechnic Institute;
  • Kaiden McCaskill, Jack Arnold Memorial Award, $750, Utica University;
  • Savanna McCormick, Ruth K. Arnold Memorial Award, $500, MVCC;
  • Hayden McMonagle, James R. Kirkland Memorial Award, $750, Onondaga Community College;
  • Alexandra Mecca, Mele Family Scholarship, $3,000, SUNY Fredonia;
  • Lilyan Minicozzi, Jon Terenzetti Scholarship, $750, Syracuse University;
  • Lydia Mullen, AmeriCU Award, $1,000, University of Buffalo;
  • Ryan O’Connell, Salvatore Corasiniti Memorial Scholarship, $2,000, SUNY Brockport;
  • Kevin O’Neil, D’Arcangelo & Company Award, $1,000, University of Albany;
  • Kelly O’Neill, M. Carolyn Glesman Memorial Scholarship, $750, University of Rochester;
  • McKenzie Pantola, Revere Copper Scholarship, $750, Sacred Heart University;
  • Paige Pekarski, Beta Sigma Phi Award, $500, University of Buffalo;
  • Zahra Perkins, Jasmine Millner Memorial Scholarship, $1,000, Cazanovia College;
  • Edward Rakowski III, Nina Daniello Memorial Scholarship, $1,000, Western New England University;
  • John Reilly, Martin J. Nunn Memorial Award, $1,000, SUNY Cortland;
  • Caroline Rood, Jack Arnold Memorial Award, $750, Canisus College;
  • Amanda Rothfritz, Rome DFS in honor of Mercedes Marina, $500, MVCC;
  • Quinn Salce, Dr. Hans Zutrauen Memorial Award, $1,000, University of Buffalo;
  • Alexis Schorer, Stokes School Cheryl M. Gaffney Award, $500, Le Moyne College;
  • Madison Short, Dr. Ralph and Arlinda Tardugno Memorial Scholarship Award, $1,000, Wheaton College;
  • Alexander Sletten, Katherine M. Clarke Memorial Award, $750, SUNY Oneonta;
  • Eryka Strohl, Jack Arnold Memorial Award, 750, University of Albany;
  • Joshua Talbot, Tim McInerney Memorial Award, $1,500, Utica University;
  • Ashton Thompson, Rome DFS Award, $750, Queens University of Charlotte;
  • Ethan Tien, Jack Arnold Memorial Award, $750, Seton Hall University;
  • Emily Toth-Ratazzi, Ridge Mills Alumni Award, $500, Syracuse University;
  • Adriana Varano, AmeriCU Award, $1,000, Siena College;
  • Bianca Wall, Zensations Massage Scholarship, $500, Tompkins Cortland Community College;
  • Megan Whitteker, Charles A. Kaplan Family Scholarship, $750, Utica University; and
  • Alexander Woodward, Cleta Patterson-Smith Memorial Award, $500, SUNY Polytechnic Institute.


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