New York, NY – Spectrum News NY1 (NY1) recognized 12 local high school student-athletes in attendance at the network’s annual Scholar Athlete ceremony held today at the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA). In total, the network awarded 15 high school student-athletes with scholarships this year.
Student-athletes who excelled in academics and athletics, and gave back to their local communities were each awarded a $1,000 scholarship to be used toward tuition, room and board, or books. This year, Spectrum News NY1 endowed scholarships to student-athletes from Manhattan (4), Queens (4), Staten Island (3), Brooklyn (3) and the Bronx (1).
NY1 Executive Sports Producer Marc Weingarten presented the athletes with their awards and FPWA Chief Executive Officer Jennifer Jones Austin served as keynote speaker at the luncheon.
“We’re proud to have recognized this year’s student athletes who excelled in the class and served as leaders in their respective communities,” said Dan Ronayne, Senior Vice President of Spectrum NY1 News. “It’s part of our long-standing tradition to give back to the boroughs and help shape the future of young leaders in our community.”
In addition to the ceremony, NY1 has featured the profile of each student on the network since December 2016. To view the profiles of this year’s winners, viewers may visit www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/sports/scholar-athlete.
NY1’s Scholar Athlete program has provided nearly one million dollars in total scholarships to nearly 500 students since 1999.
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