Clark Mills Historical Society presentation of the William Scott(Hooson) Coleman Memorial Scholarship for 2020 in the amount of $200 for each student.The Clark Mills Historical Society annually selects graduating students who have been active in school activities, the community and will be continuing their education in order to carry on the proud heritage of Clark Mills.
In 2016, we named the scholarship in memory of Will Hooson Coleman. Will was a beloved and outstanding young man and the Hooson family has been a very central part of the history of Clark Mills.
For those of you who may not know Will Coleman, Will passed away in March of 2016 as the result of a motor vehicle accident. Will was a senior at Clinton Central Central School at the time.
Will was described as having a “compassionate heart and witty, sarcastic sense of humor” and “ an active, insightful, technical mind. Will’s passion was for computers and he had hoped to go into cyber security. He was known for “having mature patience in teaching other students”.
At their graduation, his classmates were asked to”carry his humor and empathy on one shoulder and his intellect and passion on the other”. With this, you will be ready for anything. We ask this of our three scholarship recipients today.
Our congratulations go to our first recipient: Alexandria Emery, daughter of Robert and Lindsay Emery.
Lexi has been described as a kind and caring student. She has been active in multiple sports, including soccer, basketball and lacrosse, serving as captain of her JV team.
Lexi also has been an active member of the Positivity Project, a school organization whose purpose is to support others and spread happiness and positivity to students and teachers.
Lexi will be attending SUNY Brockport in the Fall where she will continue to play lacrosse and her major, at this point, is yet undecided.
We are happy to congratulate our second recipient, Joseph Covel, son of Andrew and Jennifer Covel.
Joe is an avid baseball player and has been a very active member of the Clark Mills Volunteer Fire Department.
Joe has been described as a very respectful, polite and hardworking student. Joe plans on attending Onondaga Community College in the Fall and will major in Fire Protection Technology.
We are proud to announce our third recipient, Austin Laws, son of Timothy and Renee Werner-Laws.
Austin has been described as a good citizen and a person of good character. He has been very active in working with the school newspaper, the school yearbook, the Senior video and with writing short stories.
Austin plans on attending SUNY Purchase in the Fall where he will major in Cinema Studies.
Congratulations to all three students and best wishes for great success in your future endeavors.We are proud of you.