TUXEDO-Seniors Matthew Stack and Thomas Beyer received 2004 Michael J. Finnegan Scholar Athlete scholarships during the Monroe-Woodbury Parents' Football Club Annual Awards Dinner Nov. 21 at the Duck Cedar Inn. The occasion was the fifteenth anniversary of the Scholar Athlete Scholarship Fund, which has awarded a total of $256,000 in scholarships to 25 young men from the local community since its inception. Stack, a senior from the M-W Class of 2005, received a $15,000 scholarship award. He has been the starting quarterback for his four years on the football team, during which time he set every school rushing and scoring record. He's also been the only individual in the Crusaders' football program to be named team captain in his sophomore, junior and senior years. He's played baseball for four years, and when he's not being athletic, he is a member of the school's Interact Club, the Athlete Club, Peer Tutoring and is the School Store Treasurer. He also volunteers for The Make A Wish Foundation and Pop Warner Football. He's worked as a camp counselor for Chester Parks and Recreation. Stack also serves as a senior altar boy at St. Nicholas Church in lower Manhattan each Sunday. A member of the National Honor Society, Stack has maintained a 96.9 percent cumulative average, ranks in the top 7 percent of his class and has a combined SAT score of 1,310. Beyer, a senior from the M-W Class of 2005, received a $7,500.00 scholarship award. He was due to be a starter on the football team as a junior, but a serious injury prevented that. Still, he stayed close to the program and his teammates by helping with the team equipment. Although his doctor gave him only a slight change to play, Beyer started at defensive end and tight end for the Crusaders this year. He also has participated in the M-W wrestling program for four years and the school's baseball program for two seasons. Beyer also volunteers with a local CYO youth group, the Little League and with the local fire department. He's maintained a 92.5 percent average, ranks in the top 20 percent of his class and has a combined SAT score of 1,290.