Eight scholarships were awarded to students connected to members of St. Davidís Society of Utica according to President Ted Engle.
He noted that there was an outstanding group of applicants this year. According to Engle, the understanding, promotion and perpetuation of the Welsh-American culture is a primary mission of St. Davidís Society. Awarding scholarships to those who appreciate their Welsh heritage is a means for accomplishing this goal. Scholarships ranging from $400 to $500 went to the following individuals:
Michael A. Dousharm III, son of Michael and Melissa Dousharm of Stittville, will be starting his first year at Mohawk Valley Community College.
Courtney L. Doxtader, daughter of Thomas and Linda Doxtader of Utica, is enrolled in the dental hygiene program at SUNY Canton.
Avery R. Jones will be starting her second year at SUNY Canton to work toward a career in dental hygiene. She is the daughter of Gwynn V. Jones of Rome.
Brandon T. Pugh, son of Nora and Mark Pugh, will be attending Clarkson University with a major in Electrical Engineering. He resides in Whitesboro.
Emily J. Rhoades of New Hartford is in her second year at Siena College with a major in English. She is the daughter of Laura and William Rhoades.
Krista Rounds, of Whitesboro is a third year student at SUNY at Geneseo majoring in Biology. She is the daughter of Daniel Rounds and Karen Rounds-Cleary.
Rebecca G. Williams of Clinton will be starting her second year at Hamilton College with a major in History. She resides in Clinton and is the daughter of Jay G. Williams III and Lillian V. Williams.
Alexandra L. Wynne is in her fourth year at Ithaca College majoring in Integrated Marketing Communications. She is the recipient of a special scholarship presented by the family of L. John Blumberg in his memory. She is the daughter of Douglas and Jill Wynne of Holland Patent.
According to St. Davidís Society Scholarship Chair
David Dudgeon, donations to the scholarship fund may be sent to