WVHS winners of AWPL Foundation College Scholarships ’19 announced


WVHS winners of AWPL Foundation College Scholarships ’19 announced

May 31, 2019

WVHS winners of 13th annual AWPL college scholarship essay competition-2019The Albert Wisner Public Library Foundation is delighted to announce and congratulate the recipients of its 13th annual college scholarship essay competition.

All three are seniors at Warwick Valley High School:

  • Ashley Emanuel
  • Abigail Gurvich
  • Paige Kent

They each wrote on the assigned topic:
“Indicate a character in a fictional book or an actual historical figure who has had a significant influence on you, and describe that influence.”

– Ashley is bound for Boston College to pursue international studies and pre-law.

– Abigail plans to study biology and creative writing at SUNY New Paltz.

– Paige, who is headed to Union College in Schenectady, NY will study biomedical engineering.

Each will receive $1,000 toward their college tuition.

Also pictured are Warwick residents and generous Library supporters Glenn P. and Susan D. Dickes, who have offered two scholarships since the inception of the competition in 2007, as well as C. Hope Arber, who added a third scholarship in 2012.

The competition is open to all college-bound high school seniors who reside in the Warwick Valley Central School District, regardless of which school they attend and including home-schooled students.

The Foundation and Library congratulate Paige, Ashley and Abigail – and wish them the best in their college careers!

Next year’s essay topic will be announced in January 2020.


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