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Scholarships awarded by chamber

Pictured are chamber scholarship committee members Larry Kelly and Jack Scott, scholarship award winners Allison Codi (Fonda-Fultonville), Madeline Elliot (Canajoharie), Haley Monacchio (Northville), and Anna King (Mayfield), scholarship committee member Dustin Swanger, and Amy Karas, chair, chamber board of directors. (Photo submitted)

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce awarded on May 16 four $1,000 academic scholarships to Fulton and Montgomery County high school seniors at an event held at the Allen House on the campus of Fulton-Montgomery Community College.

Academic scholarships were presented by the members of the chamber’s Scholarship Committee comprised of Jack Scott from WENT-AM 1340 radio) and chair of the chamber’s Scholarship Committee, Dustin Swanger, president of Fulton-Montgomery Community College, Larry Kelly, president and CEO of Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home. Also a member of the committee, but unable to attend the presentations, is Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino.

Scholarship winners were chosen by the chamber’s Scholarship Committee who reviewed applicants’ qualifications in scholastic achievement, community involvement, school activities, and economic need and a 500-word essay on what the scholarship would mean to them. This year, close to 60 applications were received for the four scholarship awards from each of the school districts in Fulton and Montgomery counties.

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