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Scholarships awarded to local students

Joel Friedman, Adirondack Marathon race director, has announced four area students have each been awarded a $2,000 scholarship to support the continuing of their education. From left are Christiaan VanNispen of Chestertown, Mitchell Beers of Schroon Lake, Clare Whitney of Schroon Lake and Friedman.  Missing is Ryan Olson from Brant Lake.

Joel Friedman, Adirondack Marathon race director, has announced four area students have each been awarded a $2,000 scholarship to support the continuing of their education. From left are Christiaan VanNispen of Chestertown, Mitchell Beers of Schroon Lake, Clare Whitney of Schroon Lake and Friedman. Missing is Ryan Olson from Brant Lake.

— Joel Friedman, Adirondack Marathon race director, has announced four area students have each been awarded a $2,000 scholarship to support the continuing of their education.

“This is the ninth year the committee has been able to recognize the achievements of the local graduates and we hope to be able to continue this tradition for the foreseeable future,” Friedman said.

The Peter M. Gushee Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to Mitchell Beers of Schroon Lake. Beers is a recent graduate of the Schroon Lake Central School where he was a member of the National Honor Society and the National Technical Honor Society. He was very active in school athletics and was the varsity soccer team captain. He was also active in student government, chorus and a number of community service activities. Beers will continue his education at Brandeis University.

Christiaan Van Nispen has been awarded the Michael W. Terri Memorial Scholarship. He lives in Chestertown and recently graduated from North Warren High School. He will attend Boston College in the fall.

Clare Whitney of Schroon Lake is the recipient of the Thomas F. Williford Memorial Scholarship. She is a recent graduate of the Schroon Lake Central School where she was recognized as the salutatorian of her class. A member of the National Honor Society, a student government representative, Whitney also participated in soccer, basketball, band and theater. Active in the Mission of Hope, she has made several visits to Nicaragua to work with poor children and their families. She will attend the University of Pennsylvania and enter its nursing program.

The Daniel J. Perry Honorary Scholarship has been awarded to Ryan Olson of Brant Lake and the North Warren High School. He will continue his education at Clarkson University in the fall.

The 2013 Adirondack Marathon Distance Festival will be held on Sept. 21 and 22 in Chestertown and Schroon Lake.

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