Young life digest

| 22 Feb 2012 | 05:27

    St. Luke’s offers scholarships Newburgh — St. Luke’s Cornwall Health System Foundation will once again award four scholarships to graduating high school seniors entering an accredited university or community college in fall of 2011. The scholarships will be awarded to students for their commitment to volunteerism and scholastic excellence. The scholarships available are: Albert M. Berkelhamer Memorial Scholarship: $1,000 Candidate must have completed 50 hours of volunteer service at the Cornwall campus of St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital and demonstrated scholastic achievement. Michael L. Pappis, MD Memorial Scholarship: $1,500 Candidate must plan to pursue a career in the medical field, demonstrate scholastic achievement, and actively participate in community service and extra-curricular activities. St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship: (2) $1,000 Two awards available to graduating high school students who are the son/daughter of a St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital employee and/or an active St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital volunteer. Candidates must plan to pursue a career in a health-related field and demonstrate scholastic achievement. Scholarship applications are available at and have been provided to local school districts guidance departments. The application deadline is April 25. For more information regarding scholarships or to become an SLCH Volunteer, call 568-2391, visit or e-mail Kirk Scholarship applications now available Highland Mills - Applications are now available for the 2011 Kirk Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by the Woodbury Historical Society. Candidates must be current high school seniors who reside in the Town of Woodbury. Application forms and instructions are available from the guidance offices at the Monroe-Woodbury, Cornwall and Burke high schools, the Highland Mills and Central Valley branches of the Woodbury Public Library and directly from the Woodbury Historical Society. Kirk Memorial Scholarship Awards (formerly the Margaret S. Kirk Memorial Scholarship) have historically been given in amounts ranging from $500 to $1,000. In terms of qualifications for the award, scholarship applicants are asked to demonstrate a strong commitment in one or more of the following areas: Achievement in the sciences, social studies, and/or dramatic arts; Service to school and/or community demonstrating compassion and altruism, as well as integrity, excellence and leadership; Intellectual curiosity and creativity. The Kirk Scholarship has been awarded every year starting in 1992 (making this year the 20th anniversary). A total of $21,600 has been awarded in those years. There have been 24 recipients (in a few years, there was more than one). For further information and application materials on the Kirk Memorial Scholarship, contact Bob Curtis at 928-2613, Fred Lindlaw at 928-9249, or the Woodbury Historical Society at 928-6770. Sugar Loaf Youth group raises $242 for Warwick Food Pantry Sugar Loaf - Members of the Sugar Loaf Youth Group participated in “SOUPERbowl Sunday,” which is a world-wide youth event. The young people collected canned goods and monetary donations to help stop hunger in their communities. This is the fifth year that the group has participated in this event. This year the Sugar Loaf Youth Group collected more than 55 canned goods and collected $242 which will be donated to the Warwick Food Pantry in Warwick. The Youth Group is part of the Sugar Loaf United Methodist Church, led by Pastor Lynne Severence. Easter egg hunt set for April 16 in Sugar Loaf Sugar Loaf — Sugar Loaf florist, KM Designs, will celebrate the arrival of spring with its first Easter Egg and Treasure Hunt on Saturday, April 16, from 10 a.m. to noon. (Rain date: April 23.) Families are invited to visit the shop and participate in a hunt for candy, prizes and one very special grand prize, while they take a peek at some of the floral arrangements that are available for Easter and the season. Peter Rabbit is also set to make an appearance! “After the winter we’ve had, we’re looking forward to welcoming this season of flowers with a day that’s fun for the whole family,” said KM Designs owner, Kim Mednikoff. “And it won’t just be the kids that get to hunt for goodies; there will be some very exciting treasures for the adults as well.” The store is located at the corner of Kings Highway and Wood Road in Sugar Loaf. For more information about the event, call Kim at 610-3770.