Scholarship Recipients

2015 SeaComm Eagles Scholarship Winners Recently Awarded

SeaComm Federal Credit Union recently awarded seven students with the Shirley J. Eagles Memorial Scholarships. Congratulations to Norwood resident Cheyne Voss; also to Ashley Debyah of North Bangor; Shania Muncil from Oswegatchie; Erin Ashline from Burke; Chance Monette of Brushton; Alisabeth Furnace of Norfolk and Marissa Paradis from Potsdam. Each student received a $500 scholarship.

Cheyne Voss, daughter of Robert and Meaghan Voss, graduated from Norwood-Norfolk Central School as salutatorian of her class with a grade point average of 94.22. During her high school career she participated in numerous volunteer activities through Key Club such as bell ringing for the Salvation Army, working local events like the Norwood Regatta, PAL, free movie days and more. She also offered her knowledge of algebra and geometry to others serving as a math tutor. A member of the National Honor Society, Cheyne received the Leadership Scholarship through Clarkson University where she will be attending in the fall to study environmental engineering.

Ashley Debyah, daughter of Arthur and Tracie Debyah graduated from Franklin Academy with a grade point average of 95.26. Vice President of the National Honor Society, Ashley was active as a peer tutor and served as a lab assistant for chemistry and forensics during her junior and senior year. She worked at her family business, gave horseback lessons and volunteered in the pharmacy at Alice Hyde Medical Center. A recipient of the Xerox Award in 2013-14, and a special recognition scholarship from Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Ashley will be attending Albany College working towards her Doctorate of Pharmacy.

Shania Muncil, daughter of Robert and Tina Muncil, is a graduate of Clifton-Fine Central School. She completed her high school career with a 99.38 GPA and earned a regents diploma with advanced designation. Shania worked at the Wanakena General Store and the Packbasket Adventures Adirondack lodge. She has been selected as an Augsbury/North Country Scholar recognizing her academic record and personal accomplishments. She will be attending St. Lawrence University in the fall, studying English.

Erin Ashline is the daughter of Tony and Diane Ashline of Burke. A graduate of Chateaugay Central School, Erin graduated with a GPA of 93.02. She spent summers volunteering at the Burke Adult Center and was a waitress for Bokies Drive-In located in Malone. Accepted to SUNY Plattsburgh, Erin will be attending there in the fall with her major field of study in biology.

Chance Monette, son of Shawn and Janet Monette, is a graduate of Salmon River Central. He ended his career as an honor roll student with a 91 GPA. He received several awards during his high school years, including an NYSCOBA Scholarship, Section X All Academic, All Northern for soccer and basketball, BOCES student of the quarter and the Earth Day Art Award. Chance has been accepted at SUNY Canton where he will be studying heating ventilation and air conditioning in the fall.

Alisabeth Furnace is the daughter of Lynn and Lisa Furnace of Norfolk. A graduate of Norwood-Norfolk Central School, Alisabeth completed her high school years with a 96.68 GPA and garnered Valedictorian of her class. Active in her community, she served meals at the Knights of Columbus and took on the odd jobs and yard work for neighbors. Alisabeth is also the recipient of several awards to include the Augsbury/North Country Scholar, Academic All Northern, Academic Excellence Award and Student of the Month. She has been accepted at LeMoyne College and will be studying biology.

Marissa Paradis, daughter of Roger Paradis and Anita Sochia, graduated from Parishville-Hopkinton Central School with a grade point average of 89.98. Being a volunteer filled Marissa’s time through Helping Hands, AMVETS dinner and food delivery and a volunteer server for her local senior citizens. She also worked with Martz Communications Group and as a counselor through the Parishville Rec Park. Marissa is the recipient of several awards to include Academic All Northern, Academic Excellence and the NYSPHSAA Scholar/Athlete Team Award. She has been accepted at Onondaga Community College and will be attending this fall in the field of business administration.

The SeaComm Shirley J. Eagles scholarships are awarded each year to eight college bound students in memory of long time SeaComm employee Shirley Eagles, who lost her life in a tragic car accident in 2004.  Winners are selected based on a wide variety of criteria including academics, volunteer service, scholastic awards, and financial need.  The entire SeaComm family is very proud of the award winners.



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