June 17, 2022
American Legion Post 2 presented three students with family members who served in the military with scholarships Tuesday night.
Jillian Floyd, Ethan Crumrine and William Hamilton were each presented with $1,000 scholarships at the Post at 22 Hooker Court. Members of the Post, along with family members, were present to celebrate with them.
“We have the ceremony before our monthly meeting,” said Neal Supranovich, historian with Post 2. “We thank all the students and their parents for coming out to the Post and we wish them well.”
Supranovich said that each scholarship recipient had a family member who served in the U.S. Military and are affiliated with Post 2.
Floyd’s grandfather, Rafael Delvalle Jr. served in army and was a past commander of American Legion Post 2. Floyd is currently a student at Bristol Central High School. There, she is a founding member of the Greenhouse Club and has received the seal of biliteracy for fluency in English and Spanish. She plans to attend the University of Connecticut after Graduation.
“My goal is to become a lawyer or a forensic psychologist,” she said.
Crumrine’s father served in the U.S. Army and National Guard. Crumrine is also a student at Bristol Central High School, where he is a soccer captain. He is also a volunteer referee for Unified Sports and a volunteer at the city’s Rockwell Park Summer Festival. He also volunteers at Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center and with the Special Olympics. Crumrine is an AP Scholar and has earned the seal of biliteracy for fluency in English and Spanish. He is a member of the National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society and has earned the Principal’s Commendation.
Crumrine plans to attend Stony Brook University.
“I want to go into the civil engineering program,” he said. “My goal is to become a Civil Engineering project manager.”
William Hamilton’s grandfather is former mayor Art Ward, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps and is also a past commander of American Legion Post 2
Hamilton is a student at Bristol Central High School as well, where he is a wrestling captain and All American Wrestler. He won third place at the Connecticut Open Wrestling in 2022 and fourth place in 2020 and has been inducted into the Bristol Sports Hall of Fame. In addition to his sports honors, he is a National Latin Exam medalist and has been on the honor roll for four years.
Hamilton is a member of the Interact Club and the Bristol Central golf team. He works as a dietary aide at Ingraham Manor and volunteers with United Way.
Hamilton plans to attend Lander University.
“I want to go into the Healthcare management program,” he said. “My goal is to work in healthcare management in a hospital setting.”
For more information on American Legion Post 2, call 860-589-0088 or like “Seicheprey Post 2 Bristol CT American Legion” on Facebook.
Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or [email protected]