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2016 Scholarship Winners

Windham Foundation 2016 Scholarship Recipients

As the 2016 WAJ High School graduation arrived and passed, graduates have been filled with joy as they prepare to leave the Windham community and start a new chapter in their life.  Two of those graduates include Kate Moran and Kevin Malen from Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central School (WAJ).  Moran is the recipient of Windham Foundation’s Outstanding Student Scholarship Award and Malen received the Windham Foundation’s Trade and Technical Scholarship Award.  Since 2004, the Foundation has funded $188,000 in college scholarships for WAJ graduates.

Kate Moran

WAJ 2016 Valedictorian – Kate Moran

Kate Moran was the Valedictorian of WAJ’s Class of 2016 and the 13th graduate to receive Windham Foundation’s $12,000 grant.  Kate excelled academically and was heavily involved in community service.  She was a volunteer ski instructor at the Adaptive Sports Foundation and helped out regularly at the Jewett Food Pantry.  She started a reading program for the children at the Kingsbridge Heights Community Center in the Bronx.  As a testament to serving others, Kate won the Congressional Silver Medal for volunteerism and personal development. Along with volunteering Kate held many leadership roles including Class President, Student Council Co-President and Co-Vice President of the National Honor Society.  Kate is an exemplary student who excels beyond the classroom and the community.  Kate will attend Harvard University in the fall where she plans to study the History of Science.

Kevin Malen

WAJ 2016 Graduate – Kevin Malen

Kevin Malen is the fourth graduate to receive Windham Foundation’s $2000 Trade and Technical Scholarship. This scholarship is reserved for a student of high character and achievement pursuing a technical degree.  In the fall, Kevin will attend SUNY Delhi and major in Mechatronics Design, a program heavily focused on mechanical and electrical industrial skills.  Throughout high school, Kevin participated in the highly competitive New Visions Engineering Program where he took many college level courses and worked on several engineering projects, gaining hands on experience.  Malen’s accomplishments are a result of his hard work and dedication in and out of school.  He was also a star athlete finishing 25th out of 118 runners at the New York State Cross-Country Championships and was a sectional champ for Track and Field.

Both Kate and Kevin have made wonderful contributions to WAJ and the Windham community.  The Windham Foundation is excited and looking forward to following the accomplishments they will achieve in the future and wish them the best of luck as they begin a new journey in the fall.

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