Adirondack marathon scholarships presented

SCHROON LAKE - The Adirondack marathon distance festival has presented two $1,500 scholarship awards to two graduating students this year.

Mary Francis Garcia of the Schroon Lake Central School has received the Thomas F. Williford scholarship. Mary has been active in sports, cheerleading, student council, school musicals and the National Honor Society and has taken 6 college courses in her senior year.

Garcia has been deeply involved in volunteer work. She participated in the Mission of Hope where she raised $1000, World Vision, The Open Door Soup Kitchen and traveled to Nicaragua with the North Country Mission of Hope aiding in the Children Feeding Children Program.

Garcia plans to study nursing at Plattsburgh State University in the fall.

Michael Rohm of the North Warren Central School System has received the Michael W. Terrio scholarship. Michael attended the Culinary Arts Program at BOCES, plans to become an executive chef, and open his own restaurant.

Rohm and his team from the Culinary Arts Program placed first in the Statewide Pro Start Culinary competition and traveled to the national finals competition in California earlier this year.

Rohm plans to attend the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park this fall.

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