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May 27, 2011 - 2:06pm

Batavia Lions Club names winners of scholarships and awards

posted by Billie Owens in Batavia Lions Club, Milestones.

The Batavia Lions Club presented its annual scholarships and awards to several local students at a ceremony earlier this week.

Each spring, several graduating seniors at Batavia and Notre Dame high schools apply for these scholarships. They are interviewed by a committee of Lions Club members, and are chosen by the committee to receive $1,000 scholarships.

In addition, selected students from both schools are awarded the Arthur Roth Fine Arts Award and the Bill Cook Scholar-Athlete Award.

A final award is the Batavia Lions Club Award in Communications, which is given to a Genesee Community College student in memory of two former Batavia Lions and local media legends – Paul Bostwick, the former managing editor of the Batavia Daily News and James H. Gerrety, the former news director of WBTA.

During the high school football season each fall, members of the Batavia Lions Club sells snacks at the games. The proceeds are used exclusively for the scholarship and awards program.

This year’s Lions Club Scholarship winners are Kayleen Kelley, BHS, Danielle Siebert, BHS, Bethany Gabriele, BHS, Shannon Schmit, BHS, Justine Saraceni, ND and Lucy Norton, ND.

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