Honor Roll ; Recognizing the Accomplishments of Western New Yorkers
: Recognizing the accomplishments of Western New Yorkers
Marwa Eltagouri of Grand Island, a magazine journalism major in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and political science major in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University, has been selected as one of 35 students to be a Remembrance Scholar.
The $5,000 scholarships were founded as a tribute to - and means of remembering - the 35 Syracuse University students who were killed in the Dec. 21, 1988, bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. The students, who were returning from a semester of study in London and Florence, were among 270 people who perished in the bombing. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the tragedy.
Remembrance Scholars, who are chosen in their junior year, write three essays as part of a comprehensive application, and finalists are interviewed by members of the selection committee, composed of university faculty, staff and students. The $5,000 scholarships are awarded on the basis of distinguished academic achievement, citizenship and service to the community.
The 2013-14 Remembrance Scholars were recognized during a convocation Friday in Hendricks Chapel on the campus.
Joey Szadek III, 14, a member of Boy Scout Troop 457 in Williamsville, completed his Eagle Project at Clarence Town Park. The roofing project entailed reshingling and painting the 26- by 33- foot pavilion. The troop also beautified the park by cleaning up trash around the lake and pulling weeds out of the flower beds along Main Street.
Danielle Dowling was officially honored as part of the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band during a ceremony held earlier this month at Orchard Park High School. She was presented an honorary jacket in front of family, friends, fellow musicians and classmates by local soldiers.
She joins the ranks of an elite group of 125 musicians and color guard members from across the country who will showcase their talent during a halftime performance at the nationally broadcast U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio on Jan. 4, 2014. Band members are selected for excellence in music, performance, loyalty and integrity.
Emily Geiger was awarded a scholarship from the Vein Treatment Centers of Williamsville and Clarence for a 10-day trip to Zambia, South Africa, to work with HIV/AIDS prevention services.
Emily is a sophomore at Orchard Park High School and plans to pursue a career as a nurse practitioner.
Emily's sister, Nichole, received the same scholarship two years ago for HIV/AIDS prevention in Zambia. …