Consortium announces 14 scholarship winners

JOHNSTOWN – The Elizabeth Cady Stanton Women’s Consortium has announced the winners of its fifth annual scholarship awards.

The consortium honored the top female students in the Participation in Government courses in fourteen high schools in Hamilton, Fulton and Montgomery counties.

The awards were given in memory of women’s rights activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

Participation in Government or Honors Government teachers were asked to submit to the ECSWC scholarship committee, the name of a girl who achieved top grades in Participation in Government, has shown in their Participation in Government classes to be the most engaged in current events and government issues, went beyond the minimum requirements for the course and has shown a strong probability of pursuing this interest in the future.

A $50 award, a copy of the book “Solitude of Self” by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and a certificate was given to each of the 14 winners.

ECSWC Scholarship Award Winners for 2015 are as follows:

Amsterdam: McKenna Palczak

Broadalbin-Perth: Kelly Auricchio

Canajoharie: Paige Shovelton

Fonda-Fultonville:?Ashley DaBiere

Fort Plain: Makayla Griffin

Gloversville: Rachel Bruckman

Indian Lake: Cheyenne Wilder

Johnstown: Rachel Hansen

Long Lake Central School: Leah Foster

Mayfield: Abby MacFarland

Northville: Sarah Dickey

Oppenheim-Ephratah /St. Johnsville: Samantha Mumford

Wells: Gabrielle Tebo

The consortium is composed of local women’s organizations who have joined together for the purpose of supporting women’s education, history, culture, leadership and equity.

For more information, call president Helen Martin at 762-7638.