Middletown Kiwanis Awards 2015 Annual College Scholarships
On May 20th, the Kiwanis Club of Middletown conducted its annual scholarship presentations. Each year, the club’s Foundation awards a graduating senior from each of Middletown’s four high schools a $2,000 college scholarship. A $500 scholarship is also given to a local high school senior attending Middlesex Community College in the fall. Of the aforementioned recipients, one is selected to also receive the A. Merton & Arline W. Bozoian $500 scholarship.
Each student was accompanied by a school representative who described the qualities and accomplishments of their school’s recipient. Kiwanis Vice President Karen Nocera then made the scholarship presentations. Starting with the $2,000 awards:
Brittany Goodman, a graduating senior from Mercy High School who will be attending Georgia State University in the fall.
Jessica Hernandez, a graduating senior from Middletown High School who will be attending Central Connecticut State University in the fall.
Christopher Kelly, a graduating senior from Vinal Technical High School who will be attending Central Connecticut State University in the fall.
Zachary Radel, a graduating senior from Xavier High School who will be attending Virginia Polytechnical Institute & State University in the fall.
Hafsa Kahn, a senior from Vinal Technical High School was the recipient of the $500 scholarship for an incoming Middlesex Community College freshman.
The Kiwanis scholarship committee also selected Brittany Goodman of Mercy High School to receive the $500 Bozoian scholarship. The two benefactors of this yearly award, A. Merton & Arline Bozoian, were very involved in the education of the young people of Middletown: Mr. “Ozzie” Bozoian, former principal of Middletown High School and Mrs. Arline Bozoian, school and Central Office administrative assistant. They left an endowment to assist young students for several years to come.
The Kiwanis Club of Middletown’s Foundation’s annual golf tournament proceeds are used to help fund the annual scholarship awards. This year’s tournament will be held on August 18th at Lyman’s Golf Course. Kiwanis is seeking sponsors for the event. Anyone interested in playing or becoming a sponsor should email [email protected] for more information.