In addition to awarding scholarships to Northport High School graduating seniors, the R-UTN gives scholarships of $500 each to deserving children of UTN members. This year six scholarships were awarded, three of them to grandchildren of R-UTN members.
Congratulations to all the scholarship winners. For more photos from the awards presentation visit our Online Photo Gallery.
Jack Bisson’s mother Jen is an Ocean Avenue kindergarten teacher and he is the grandson of R-UTN member Nancy Armbruster.
DeclanMotherway’s mother Kelly is an ENMS fifth grade teacher and grandson of the late R-UTN member Cliff Bishop.
ErinScheidt’s father Mark is an ENMS fifth grade teacher.
LilyTener’s father Alan is an Elementary Counselor at Norwood Avenue.
EmmeTerranova’s mother Michele teaches fifth grade at NMS and her grandmother is R-UTN member Patti Terranova.
EmilyVitevitch’s mother Kathleen teaches music at ENMS.
Each year, thanks to the generosity of our membership, the R-UTN awards scholarships to Northport High School graduating seniors. This year we awarded three, $2,000 scholarships.
Kailey Maloney and her first and second grade teacher, Jen Vogler Caruso “who made a difference.”
The Irene Eckert Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Kailey Maloney. Irene, who passed away last July, was a NHS Social Studies teacher and long-time member of the R-UTN Executive Board. The the recipient of this scholarship is interested in going into the field of civics or social studies education. Kailey plans to major in education at the University of Scranton.
The Hank Kasven Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Olivia DeFeo. Hank was a R-UTN Executive Board member, served as a UTN building rep, and taught middle and high school science. He passed away in May 2021, and the scholarship in his name was awarde to a student planning to go into a field of science or science education.
The R-UTN Memorial Scholarship, in memory of the R-UTN members who died in the past year, is awarded each year to a student seeking a career in education. This year’s recipient is Isabella Ingraldi.
Joel Weidenbaum, retired District Chairperson of Science, passed away on Monday, June 13 – thirteen days short of his 87th birthday. Notes of condolence may be sent to Joel’s wife Harriet at 11 Beech Place, Huntington, NY 11743.
Additional information will be posted when it is received. Members who have memories of Joel to share, please send them to retiredUTN@gmail.com.