West wins Rotary scholarship

Mary West, a graduate of G. Ray Bodley High School in Fulton, is the winner of the  Sandy and Sylvia Squires Scholarship presented by the Fulton Noon Rotary Club.

She will attend Rensselaer Polytechnical  Institute in September.

She joins previous scholarship winners Sara Nelson, who is attending Ithaca College for physical therapy; Ashlynn Palmitesso, who is attending Rochester Institute of Technology for microfluidic engineering; and Adam Wolford, who is attending Cornell University and majoring in chemical engineering.

Rotary member William Rasbeck spoke on the history of the Squires Scholarships. Sandy Squires was a member of the Syracuse Rotary Club but weekly attended the Fulton Club.

Sandy was proud of his honorary membership in the Fulton Club. He was a strong supporter of  high school Athletics and one of Syracuse University’s greatest fans.

The late Sandy and Sylvia Squires bequeathed a large amount of money to the Fulton Rotary Club Endowment to be used as scholarships for student athletes.

The requirements for the scholar-athletes has been set very high by the Rotarians.

The winners must be in the top 25 percent of their class by the third semester of their senior year. They must have four varsity sports letters. They are judged by nine application reviewers — three Rotarians, three community members and three school members.

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