Gananda Dollars for Scholars Announces Recipients of almost $36K of Scholarships at Annual Awards Ceremony





On Monday June 10, 2013 the Gananda Dollars for Scholars awarded scholarships totaling $33,575 to 40 students from the school district's Class of 2013.  All qualified applicants were selected for at least one award.  Many sponsors along with previous recipients, helped with the presentations.


Receiving scholarships were:

  • Zachary Allen -SUNY Oswego - Get It Straight Orthodontics College Scholarship Award, Sports Boosters Award
  • Michelle Ballaron -SUNY Brockport - Liebert Family Visual Arts Scholarship
  • Victoria Bogel -FLCC - Walworth Fire Department Most Improved in Music Award
  • Jessi Butler -SUNY Albany - JD Chapman Agency, Inc. Award
  • Sidney Cannon-Bailey -University of Pittsburgh - Baldwin Richardson Foods Scholarship, Foundations of the Future and Phone-a-thon Awards
  • Tyler Cannon-Bailey -Alfred University - Phone-a-thon and Airy Acres Sportsmanship Awards
  • Robert Cooper -SUNY Fredonia - Gananda CSD Distinguished Panther Award and the Ryan J. Loftis Memorial Scholarship
  • Erica Cramer -FLCC - Palmyra Moose Family Life Center Scholarship
  • Emily Donnan -Niagara University - Phone-a-thon and Sports Boosters Awards
  • Connor Finnegan -RIT - Joshua Peter Bourgeois Memorial Scholarship, Foundations of the Future, Phone-a-thon and Sports Boosters Awards
  • Taylor Forshay -SUNY Brockport - Richard Mann Award
  • Lauren Friedl -MCC - Long Acre Farms Award
  • Brent Gibala-Broxholm -John Carroll University - Hayes and Stone Business Education Scholarship and the Walworth Grange Award
  • Cassidy Glod -Aquinas College- Macedon Center Twirlettes Award
  • Kourtney Goebel -Queens University of Charlotte - Sports Boosters Award
  • Maeghan Harrison -FLCC - Dee Happell Memorial and the Gananda Community Youth Theatre Awards
  • Taylere Herrmann -MCC - Gananda Performing Arts Boosters Scholarship and Children's Continuous Care Music Award
  • Abbey Hoteling -University of Rochester - The Lyons National Bank Valedictorian Scholarship, Gananda Pharmacy Chemistry Academic Award, Abraham Bullis Prize in Mathematics, Western Wayne Art Group-Thomas McCune Award, Macedon Town Ambulance Corps Scholarship and the Phone-a-thon Award
  • Timothy Keller -Cazenovia College - GDFS 911 Award and the Nettie Bullis Prize in Business
  • Bethany Lane -MCC - Phone-a-thon and the Children's Continuous Care Music Awards
  • Taylor Lioy -Canisius College - Blue Heron Hills Golf Club Scholarship
  • Maria Lombardozzi -MCC - Gananda Parents' Association Scholarship
  • Lindsey Mason -Butler University - Hayes and Stone Business Education Scholarship and the Phone-a-thon Award
  • Jessica McDowell -Houghton College - Drumlins Square Lodge #1180 Award, Foundations of the Future and the Phone-a-thon Award
  • Lucy Montanaro -Aquinas College - Rich Struzzi Memorial Scholarship and the Phone-a-thon Award
  • M. Nicholas Morgan -Keuka College - Ruben A. Cirillo and the Luanne D. Palatas Bentzoni Memorial Awards
  • Gabriela Mosman -MCC - Walworth Order of the Eastern Star Award
  • Olivia Mulla -Albany College of Pharmacy - Gananda Employees Care About Kids Award
  • Sarah Mykins -Clarkson University - Baldwin Richardson Foods and Joshua Peter Bourgeois Memorial Scholarships, Foundations of the Future and Phone-a-thon Awards
  • Aaron Rath -Edinboro University - Macedon Association of Police Officers, Phone-a-thon, Gananda Community Youth Theatre and the Assemblyman Bob Oaks Awards
  • Zachary Rink -FLCC - Sports Boosters and Gananda Lacrosse Awards
  • Emily Sixbey -University of Kentucky- Phone-a-thon and Walworth Auxiliary Fire Department Awards
  • Cory Smith -University of Northwestern Ohio - Walworth Chamber of Commerce WTCC Award
  • Haley Smith -SUNY Geneseo - Mowers4u, Inc. Scholarship, Foundations of the Future, Phone-a-thon and Gananda CSD Distinguished Panther Awards
  • George Sprague -FLCC - BSA Troop 167 Eagle Scholarship
  • Tristan Stoner -University at Buffalo -Susan H. Alexander Memorial Scholarship, Foundations of the Future Award, K and D Disposal Salutatorian Scholarship and the Phone-a-thon Award
  • Rachel Terry -Asbury University - Phone-a-thon, Sports Boosters Awards and the Emily Paige Bickert Human Spirit Award
  • Mallory Velte -SUNY Geneseo - Phone-a-thon Award and Gananda Youth Lacrosse Scholarship
  • Madalyn Whitcomb -SUNY Fredonia - Invest Your Time Scholarship
  • Jacob Wilder -Alfred State - Evergreen Hills Self-Storage WTCC Award


Every year, Gananda Dollars for Scholars organizes several fundraisers to generate scholarship funds.  The "phone-a-thon," the largest fundraiser, distributed $6000 to 16 graduating seniors this year.

Winners of the Phone-a-thon Awards are recognized for their consistent demonstration of high personal and academic standards throughout his or her high school career.  These same students will receive an additional amount as college sophomores through the multi-year Scholarships Plus initiative when they confirm both the successful completion of their first year of college and the registration for the second.

The following 16 graduates of 2012, who received Phone-a-thon Awards as college freshman, will receive $3200 as sophomores through Scholarship Plus:  Kristy Allen, Jacob Carder, Sydney Doway, Emily Eddy, Tiffany Gregoire, Carissa Kelly, Taylor Maiorana, Amanda Moore, Alexandra Parrinello, Parastou Ranjbar, Evan Schwind, Jessica Suchan, Alexis Tubiolo, Devin Vogt, Kelly Weill and Allie York.

10 Super Senior Volunteers were also recognized for their outstanding record of volunteering to help others where they see the need.  Going well beyond GDFS' minimal requirements of 20 hours, the following students reported between 200 and over 800 hours during their high school years. Sideny Cannon-Bailey, Emily Donnan, Lauren Friedl, Abbey Hoteling, Taylor Lioy, Jessica McDowell, Haley Smith, and Tristan Stoner. Each of them received a GDFS signed collectible Gananda Community poster to take to college.

For more information on Gananda Dollars for Scholars and its activities, visit  To initiate a new scholarship or to volunteer, contact Lisa Fox at (315) 986-3980.