Characteristically modest, Stanilka credited her hundreds of coaching wins to her lengthy tenure.
"The kids work hard - they buy into the school tradition of achievement, and they like to put their stamp on each year when it's their turn. I'm blessed to have opportunity to work with such an abundance of talent."
The Scholarship Association's annual cruise has often honored individuals in the Lake George area whose contributions to students and to the Association have been noteworthy, Mathis said.
The Cruise on May 14 will be held on the Adirondac, a vessel operated by Shoreline Cruises. Boarding will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the boat will launch at 6 p.m., returning at about 8 p.m. The cruise will feature hot and cold hors d'oeuvres and desserts from local restaurants, as well as an extensive silent auction and door prizes. Entertainment will be provided by the Lake George High School Jazz Ensemble,
Tickets for the event are $15 per person when purchased in advance, and $20 at the dock. They're available at the Lake George High School, the Elementary School, and from members of the Scholarship Association. Call Jim Mathis at 668 5851 for details.
The group raises the majority of its funds from a winter phonathon and the Showboat Cruise. In 2009, about $60,000 was awarded to students, $20,000 of which was from the fundraising events. The remainder of the scholarships were funded through special appropriations and memorial awards. Information about the Association is available at: www.lgscholarship.org.