The Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce recently presented three graduates from the class of 2015 with the Future Business Leader Scholarship Awards. This year, the chamber chose the award-winning essays from Glen Cove student residents who applied in overwhelming numbers.
Grade scores, recommendations and community service are some of the criteria students were required to meet when submitting essays on this year’s theme, “How to increase business varieties in Glen Cove.”
Chairing the scholarship committee were Patrick Mack of Glen Cove Hospital and Jacki Yonick from the Glen Cove Youth Bureau, who had a difficult time selecting only one winner and had additional help from volunteers Tony Gallo (Glen Cove School District), Roberto Telese (Glen Cove Police Department) and Reverend Betsy Simpson (First Presbyterian Church). They all came together to select the follow award recipients:
• Anthony Pedraita (Molloy College)
• Elena D’Ambrosio (Molloy College)
• BlakeLee Woods (Columbia University)
It has been an annual tradition of the chamber to extend this scholarship to students residing in Glen Cove. Each year, a different essay theme is created to challenge the thinking of future business leaders. The total sum of money granted is $2,500 and is divided by qualifying essay submissions.