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Community Service Scholarship

Purpose:  To recognize a Wayne Central student who has accumulated the most community service hours throughout grades 9 through 12.

The scholarship award and the amount will be reviewed annually by the Ontario Chamber Board of Directors and Officers.  The maximum amount of the scholarship, if awarded, will be $250.00. Their name is inscribed on a plaque located in the Ontario Town Hall lobby.

2017 Winner – Timothy Scott Brower – Timothy completed 1,439 hours of community service in various organizations all related to medical services.  He is the son of Scott Brower.  Future plans include working in emergency services and completing EMT training.

2016 Winner – Morgan Pevear – Morgan volunteered over 400 hours with the Girl Scouts receiving the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards.  She is the daughter of Disa and Brett Pevear, 2247 Ridge Road, Ontario, NY.  Future plans include Monroe Community College majoring in Business.

2015 Winner – Timothy Halstead – Timothy volunteered over 1700 hours with the Explore’s Program with the Ontario Volunteer Fire Department.  He is the son of Kevin and Melissa Halstead, 5833 Walworth Rd., Ontario, NY 14519. Future plans include attendance at culinary school.

2014 Winner – Celia Freida – At the June, 2014 graduation of Wayne Central High School the 2014 Ontario Chamber Community Scholarship was awarded to Celia Freida, 5873 Walworth Ontario Road, Ontario, NY. The Scholarship is awarded to the senior who has completed the highest amount in volunteer hours during their high school years. Ms. Freida accumulated 374 community service hours with the following organizations: Gliding Stars; Ronald McDonald House; Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign, OsteogenisisImperfecta Organization; Ontario Parks & Recreation and Rochester General. She also served as Class Officer, and a member of various school clubs. She is the 2014 Salutatorian and plans on attending SUNY Geneseo in the fall to study Biology.

2013 Winner – Kevin Halstead.  Kevin contributed many hours of volunteer work through the Explorer’s Program with the  Ontario Volunteer Fire Department.  He is the son of Kevin and Melissa Halstead, 5833 Walworth Rd., Ontario, NY  14519.  Future plans include attendance at Alfred State.

2012 Winner – Marina Barci.  Marina accumulated 900 hours of service at St. Stanislaus Church, 4H Camp Bristol Hills, and as a cheerleading coach for youth football at Wayne Central.

2011 Winner – Jacqueline Steves.  Jacqueline is the daughter of David and Michelle, 5999 Lincoln Rd., Ontario, NY 14519.  She accumulated 200 hours of community service with the majority working at Camp Open Arms, a cancer camp for kids and on a mission trip with her church to Northern Ireland.   She plans to become a doctor or physician’s assistant.

2010 Winner – Brittany Peters