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The Kiwanis Club of Lindenhurst with awarded students. thumbnail257988
The Kiwanis Club of Lindenhurst with awarded students. thumbnail257989
The Kiwanis Club of Lindenhurst awarded seven deserving students from Lindenhurst High School with awards on April 30th at its annual Scholarship Dinner. Those recognized by the club are Khrystyna Blyschak, Marissa Howard, Florencia Salinas Beccera, Anna Longenberger, Donatella Cerini, Charlotte Peralta and Broc Brown.

This year, the Tony Lazio & Larry Troiano Memorial Scholarship, named in honor of two founding members of the club, were awarded to Charlotte Peralta and Broc Brown. Charlotte plans to attend John Jay College. Her goal is to become a clinical psychologist or psychiatrist. Broc will attend the University of Alabama and study Sports Management.

The William Jubak & Richard Heuwetter Key Club Scholarship is named in honor of the first Key Club advisors. These awards were given to Khrystyna Blyschak and Marissa Howard. Khrystyna will be attending Tufts University where she plans to study computer science. Marissa will be attending Sacred Heart University and plans to be a speech and language pathologist.

Nives Hoffmann Lozito was an elementary school teacher at the Daniel Street school and dedicated her life to teaching children to read. The award named for her is given to a student who plans a career in elementary education. Florencia Salinas Becerra will attend Queens College.

Hon. Arthur M. Cromarty Hometown Heroes Scholarship was awarded to Anna Longenberger. Anna will be attending Binghamton University and plans to major in neuroscience, complete medical school and study eating disorders. Justice Cromarty was a founder of the Kiwanis Club of Lindenhurst, a veteran of World War II, and a leader in Suffolk County government.

A new award was created and named for George M. Bryant, a Kiwanian for 50 years. It is the Career and Technical Education scholarship granted to a student who has completed courses in CTE. Donatella Cerini is the first recipient of this award. She plans to attend Endicott College and be an architect.

Since 1960, the Kiwanis Club of Lindenhurst has awarded over $500,000 to high school seniors in furtherance of its mission to improve the world one child and one community at a time.