UTICA MHA GIVES LAPTOP AWARDS TO 16 GRADUATING SENIORS
The Utica Municipal Housing Authority has presented laptop computers to 16 high school seniors from the Daniel Daniels, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Award.
The Proctor High School seniors, who are also residents of Utica Housing Authority developments, received the computers during a ceremony at the Chancellor Apartments on July 16. The scholarship was created this year to honor the memory of Daniel Daniels, Jr., who worked at the housing authority for more than 30 years in its Modernization Department.
The purpose of the scholarship is to reward high school seniors living in affordable housing for their successful completion of high school. Providing laptops to seniors will help to ensure their success in in all walks of life.
Eleven of the 16 students plan to attend Mohawk Valley Community College, while the other five will be pursuing employment and other educational options. The graduates receiving the laptops were: Shamso Jeilani, John Gonzales, Aiyana McDowell, Zachary Vega, Kenneth Pacheco, Nedim Alkaz, Elisa Heredia, Jacob Santiago, Tat’yana Voytovich, Juan Gonzalez, Trevan Heyward, Daniel Doughtry, Denzel Torres, Olga Stadnik, Alexander DeJesus Garcia, and Stephan Kichuk.
Please find the attached photo. Left to right. Top row: Utica MHA Board Member Demaris Maldonado, Board Member Nancy Simbari, Board Chairperson David Williams, Board Member Mark Kelly, Board Vice Chair Louis Parrotta, Board Member Christopher Salatino, Thomas R. Proctor High School Principal Steven A. Falchi. Second Row: Elisa Heredia, Shamso Jeilani, Nedim Alkaz, Trevan Heyward. Third row: Board Member Linda Mesagna, Jacob Santiago, Aiyana McDowell, John Gonzalez, Tat’yana Voytovich, Olga Stadnik, Kenneth Pacheco. Those unable to attend were: Zachary Vega, Juan Gonzalez, Daniel Doughtry, Denzel Torres, Alexander DeJesus Garcia, and Stephan Kichuk.
Additional photos can be found at: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BxrObJwXLK8qfmZ0b2F5SDJmMzctRG14MWZyV1BQbEtLLVpHV0QwSHl2WE5rNllNQlBKNUU&usp=sharing