The Manhasset Community Club has presented its annual scholarship awards to Manhasset High School graduate Garrett R. Spitz and St. Mary's High School graduate Thomas R. Natole. These grants of $1,500 each are intended to help defray the costs of college tuition for the first year.
Garrett will attend The College of William and Mary where he plans to pursue a career in psychology or the ministry, in accordance with his deep commitment to his religious beliefs and his interest in working with people.
Thomas's choice is Mount St. Mary's College, where he will be enrolled in a program preparatory to his long-term goal of attending law school.
Candidates for these awards should have an academic average not lower than a "B" and submit a resume reflecting their personal qualities as well as academic achievements. They must also meet with the scholarship committee and indicate any plans and ambitions they may have for the future.
The Manhasset Community Club is now in its 27th year of scholarship awards, made possible by the efforts of club members and their guests through their yearly dues, participation at the annual charity luncheon, and this year through the sale of the MCC cookbook, a compilation of favorite recipes of the members.
The Scholarship Committee this year was composed of Josephine Braca, chairperson; Peggy Bice; Betty DeVries; Eleanor Eager; Jean Lawrence; Stella Matulonis and Betty O'Connor.
The committee as well as the officers, directors and members of the Manhasset Community Club offer their best wishes and hearty congratulations to these very worthy students!