Local 1014 Awards $9,000 in Scholarships to 18 Recipients

Each year, Local 1014 awards scholarships to high school seniors pursuing advanced education (college or technical school) who are the son or daughter of a Local 1014 member. This year's scholarship recipients were acknowledged at the union's March 27 General Membership Meeting. Eighteen students each received a $500 scholarship. In addressing the parents and students, Scholarship Committee Chair Valerie Castagna noted that, as in the past sixteen years, each eligible applicant received a $500 scholarship from the Local. Over $200,000 in scholarships have been awarded since the initiation of the program in 1997. 

President Walko acknowledged his pleasure in seeing how students today are taking the lead on advancing societal issues that the older generations have not been able to solve. He encouraged the students in the pursuit of their education and asked that they remember that their parent's union helped them in a small way. He added that the message from Local 1014 was that, by chasing their goals through further education, they were moving our nation and the world towards a better future.

The work of the Scholarship Committee in fundraising was also acknowledged as well as the special assistance of Marianne McGee, who continues to help despite her retirement, Eunice Robinson and Gary Still, who knock on the doors of local businesses soliciting prizes for the Scholarship Fund Auction, Sue Warner, who has set records raising money through our 50/50 and Local 1014 Executive Assistant Caroline Taylor, who makes sure everythings moves in the same direction and gets where it needs to go at the right time.

Thanks to those who helped and congratulations to the scholarship recipients!!

The Local 1014 Scholarship and Golf Committees: Sue Warner (Golf Chair), Amber Pallante, Steve Miller, Orlando Munoz, Miranda Maher, Eunice Robinson, Cedric Smith, Gary Still, Valerie Castagna (Scholarship Chair), Donna Barrett, Matt Frankowski, Mike Procajlo, Gary Still, Mike Grasso

Photo Caption: The 2018 Scholarship Awardees and Parents

Additional photos from the event