The Inwood Civic Association on Tuesday handed out $500 scholarships to six seniors who live in Inwood.
“This is one of the best years I’ve seen,” said Tony Laferrara, chairman of the association.
Here are the scholarship recipients, as well as some information on their achievements, courtesy of the Inwood Civic Association:
- Ozioma C. Uwazurike — Weighted average of 99.50; scholarship to Duke University for pre-med; ran track for four years in 100, 300 and 400 meter and triple jump: president of National Honor Society
- Allison Coronado – Weighted average of 91.68; will be attending Adelphi University; plays first violin
- Lesley Orellana - Weighted average of 96.40; scholarship to Duke University for pre-med; captain of cross country track team; member of Key Club; secretary of National Honor Society
- Nyasia Robertson - Weighted average of 97.17; will be attending Hofstra University; National Honor Society member; president of National Music Honor Society; president of National Dance Honor Society; vice president of the chorus
- Jerika-Tae Colon - Weighted average of 86.57; will be attending Pace University; captain of soccer team; member of Key Club; ran track
- Matthew Saint-Furcey - Weighted average of 87.69; will be attending SUNY at Albany; played junior varsity basketball, varsity football and volleyball and ran track; National Honor Society member