The Board of the Alice and Murray Giddings Foundation has selected eight graduates of public high schools in Columbia County as Giddings Foundation Scholars for 2022. Each recipient received a $6000 scholarship applicable to his or her post-secondary certificate or college degree program. The 2022 Giddings Scholarship recipients, along with their families and school representatives, were honored at a luncheon reception at Kozels Restaurant on Sunday, June 5, 2022. Recipients of the 2022 Giddings Scholarships, listed here, have all demonstrated leadership, community service, and high academic standing during their high school years.
Recipients(L to R): Marilyn Roque-Velasquez, Brett Richards, Rafia Tasmin, Olivia Plaia, Holly Schafer, Nina Meacher, Anna Carroll, Larry Walker
Founding Member Helen Esposito attended the Reception for the 2022 Giddings Award recipients. The current Board of Directors welcomed her and enjoyed catching up with her. Helen was a member of the original Board of Directors which started giving scholarships to Columbia County High School graduates. She recently moved back to Chatham after living in Florida for many years.
L to R: Members of the Board of Directors: Joe Lalka, Merle Gold, Marc Gold, Founding Member Helen Esposito, Board Member Donna Casey