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Education

DeVenney, Reinbeck receive Edith I. Boyd scholarships

Sadie Reinbeck and Lacey DeVenney
Sadie Reinbeck and Lacey DeVenney

MANLIUS — Lacey DeVenney and Sadie Reinbeck have been named the recipients of the 2014 Edith I. Boyd scholarships.

The scholarships are open to graduating seniors who have resided in the former Western School District for all four years of high school. Criteria included: a 250-word or less essay titled “Why I am deserving of the Edith I. Boyd Scholarship”; three teacher evaluations; and the submission of a class schedule in a curriculum which will lead to a bachelor’s degree in any field at a college, university or junior/community college.

Edith I. Boyd was a former teacher who lived in the old Western School District. The scholarships have been offered to students for more than 30 years to help further students’ education at the post secondary level.

Interest earned from the invested Edith I. Boyd estate will be used for the scholarships. A local committee composed of four community members, one faculty member and an administrator, determine the amount to be expended and allocated. The applicants’ names remain anonymous and the students are selected by an identification number. The president and secretary of the school board are responsible for investing the funds and getting the money to the recipients.

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