Each spring, the North Shore Lions Club honors four students who will be graduating from Glen Cove High School this month. The honorees receive their awards in recognition of all that they have accomplished during their high school years. This year’s honorees received their awards from North Shore Lions President Donna Giordano and Mayor Reggie Spinello prior to the start of the May 26 City Council meeting. Following the awards, the North Shore Lions hosted a congratulatory reception for the honorees and their families at the Glen Cove Youth Bureau.
The North Shore Lions Scholarship for Community Service was awarded to Brittany Brown. This scholarship is awarded to a student who has demonstrated the meaning of community service and has made a difference in the community as reflected in the Lions’ motto “We Serve.” During high school, Brown spent countless hours helping in the community and has been an active member of the Glen Cove Youth Bureau. Brown has participated in the Nicholas Pedone walks, raised money for the American Cancer Society, participated in Relay for Life, volunteered at Senior Citizen Appreciation Day, walked to prevent suicide, participated in food drives for the Youth Bureau’s pantry and assisted with the Bullyproof Project—Color the Night Bully Free. As a member of the Glen Cove High School Select Chorale, Brown sang at the White House, where she had an opportunity to meet President and Mrs. Obama. Brown will attend West Virginia University in the fall.
The North Shore Lions Scholarship for Personal Achievement was awarded to Kyhan Cullum. This scholarship is awarded to a senior who has demonstrated personal achievement and success in one or more areas. Cullum is always willing to help when asked. For example, through the Glen Cove Youth Bureau, Cullum has volunteered with the Youth Bureau’s community garden, Lights on After School, Project Warmth, Chamber of Commerce Culinary Delights, BID Halloween Parade, food drives, International Dinner at Deasy School, Relay for Life and the Glen Cove Library. Cullum also helps at home by babysitting and helping his siblings with their homework. He also mentors younger students in his neighborhood to keep them focused and on track for success. Cullum will be working two jobs this summer and will attend Nassau County Community College in September.
The North Shore Lions Scholarship for Humanitarian Efforts was awarded to Kiyona Joseph in recognition of her willingness to help others. During her high school years, Joseph has volunteered hundreds of hours with DECA, Key Club, Hero Club, Relay for Life, Gift of Life, the Glen Cove Youth Bureau, Culinary Delights, Glen Cove Senior Center, CAUSE, Dance Club, Breast Cancer Walk and Any Soldier. In her spare time, Joseph played on the Junior Varsity Tennis and Lacrosse teams. Joseph is an honor student and will be attending Nassau County Community College in the fall where she will study business and marketing. Her goal is to attain an MBA in business administration.
The North Shore Lions’ Jack Ain Memorial Scholarship for Continuing Education was awarded to Monica Salinas, who spent her high school years volunteering and helping others in many ways, including participating in food drives and Relay for Life. Her primary concentration was helping children, both at the Glen Cove Child Day Care Center and at the Glen Cove Youth Bureau’s Glen Cove After 3 program. Salinas is an honor student who will be attending college in the fall as she pursues her dream to become a pediatrician.