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Putnam CCE Announces More Scholarship Recipients at 4-H Showcase


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Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County (CCEPC) is proud to announce five more scholarship recipients at the Putnam Country Fest and 4-H Showcase: Niamh Carey, Rory Charbonneau, Kaylie Ann Hammond, Eric Kappus, and Emily Rusinko.  

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County historically awards both a Master Gardener and Hebe Gordon Memorial 4-H scholarships in addition to this year’s William C. Nichols 4-H Memorial Scholarship. Marjorie Nichols Keith, longtime Cornell Cooperative Extension employee and Executive Director along with her family, chose to keep her father’s legacy alive through sponsorship of this award.  

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 The CCEPC Hebe Gordon Scholarship is sponsored by the Putnam-Westchester 4-H Horse Show Committee. Both memorial scholarships are open to Putnam County high school seniors who will be attending further education upon their graduation, in addition to actively engaging in 4-H for the past three years. Hebe Gordon has an extra requirement of involvement in either horse and/or animal projects while a 4-H member. 

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The following seniors are recipients of both the Hebe Gordon and the William C. Nichols memorial scholarships. 

Ms. Carey will be pursuing a nursing degree at Iona College this fall.  
Ms. Hammond is pursuing a biomedical engineering degree at Vanderbilt University 
Ms. Rusinko plans to study Cinema/Film Studies and Graphic Design at SUNY Oswego. 

Two additional Hebe Gordon Memorial Scholarships were also awarded. 

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Ms. Charbonneau is heading to Boston College to study Elementary Education and Applied Psychology. 
Mr. Kappus will study Cyber Security at Westchester Community College. 

“We are proud of all of our 4-H members and grateful to be able to help support their continued educational plans,” commented Stefanie Hubert, executive director of Cornell Cooperative Extension Putnam County. “These youth exemplify all that 4-H represents. For more than one hundred years 4-H has welcomed young people of all beliefs and backgrounds, giving kids a voice to express who they are and how they make their lives and communities better.”  

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For information about Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County’s community programs and events go to putnam.cce.cornell.edu/. Stay connected to CCEPC on Facebook at Facebook.com/cceputnam, and Instagram at Instagram.com/cceputnam and Twitter/@CCEPUTNAM 

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County provides equal program and employment opportunities. Please contact the office at 845-278-6738 if you have any special needs.



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