GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Four local high school graduates have been named as recipients of community leader scholarships, Greenburgh school officials said.
The four will each get $1,000 from the William L. Carter Foundation to apply to college costs.
The foundation is named for the late Dr. William L. Carter, who had been commissioner of the Theodore Young Community Center.
Carter was known for fighting for youth initiatives and educational opportunities for the community’s young people.
The recipients are: Samantha Simpson and Stephan Forbes, both from Woodlands Senior High School; Jasmine Blanks, Alexander Hamilton High School; and Amanda Guy, Valhalla High School.
To receive the award they had to maintain a 2.5 grade point average and perform at least 25 hours of community service. They also had to have enrolled in a college or university by this fall.
- Simpson will attend Sacred Heart University, in Fairfield, Conn., where she will major in education with the hopes of becoming a teacher. She was a member of the high school’s National Honor Society. She also started a garden club, was a peer tutor, and wrote for the school's newspaper and literary magazine.
- Forbes plans to attend Iona College, a Catholic college in New Rochelle, where he will major in international business. He was a member of the high school’s Key Club and volunteered for community outreach programs. Employed by Dunkin Donuts, Forbes has also worked with the town’s Parks and Recreation Department.
- Blanks plans to attend Bennett College in Greensboro, N.C., where she plans to major in biology with an eye on a career in pharmacology. A summer camp mentor, she has also been involved in community service activities.
- Guy plans to attend Marist College in Poughkeepsie where she will study history and sports. She is president of the National Honor Society and belongs to the World Language Honor Society. She has been on the school’s soccer and track teams and is a member of the Rockland Rowing Association.
To see a video of the presentation of the scholarships at a meeting of the Greenburgh Town Board, click here .