New Riverside Graduates receive Scholarship from Alumni Association
Almost $38,000 in scholarships awarded since 2003
One of the main missions of the Riverside Alumni Association is to award scholarships to deserving new graduates of the high school. This winners this year are Danielle Brown, Allison Lorek and Molly Lindrose who each received a $1,000 scholarship from the alumni association.
All three winners have chosen to attend the University of Cincinnati.
Danielle will pursue a degree in biomedical or chemical engineering, a five year program at Cincinnati. At Riverside she participated in cross country, track and field, and marching band. She was chosen as a Riverside representative to Buckeye Girls State last summer. Out of school she has played in the Leroy Recreation Softball League for many years, been a Girl Scout and has helped coach the little ones in T-ball. Currently she works part-time at Polychem Corporation in the accounting department. Her father, John Brown, Jr., graduated from RHS in 1981.
Allison has been accepted into the direct admission nursing program to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. She plans to be a pediatric nurse and work in a hospital environment. At RHS she was a four-year, starting varsity volleyball player while compiling many individual awards for her success. She has competed in Junior Olympic Volleyball and a travel tournament softball team. Allison has also volunteered at her church and coached little kid volleyball camps in the summer. She currently works at a local restaurant. Her mother, Jennifer Dupper-Lorek graduated from Riverside in 1987.
Molly has been accepted into the Civil Engineering program which is also a five year program. During the sophomore year the students will enter the work force through the co-op program gaining valuable on-the-job experience. At Riverside she was involved in marching band, serving as field commander and the RHS Drama Club as well as serving as a counselor for the sixth grade camp program. Outside of school she takes dance classes at the Fairport Dance Academy and helps with Lake Metroparks Spirit of America Boating Program by teaching boating classes. She is also very involved at her church having recently completed a mission trip to Honduras. Currently she works as a hostess at a local restaurant. In her spare time she enjoys baking. Both of her parents, Michelle Vaccariello Lindrose and Aaron Lindrose graduated from RHS in 1989.
Each candidate for a scholarship must complete an application that includes academic accomplishments, school activities and honors, work experience, activities outside of school, financial need, and choice of college and field of interest with future plans. In addition a parent/guardian or grandparent must have graduated from Riverside.
With the selection of these three students the Riverside Alumni Association has presented almost $38,000 in scholarships since 2003.