New York 811 Honors Scholarship Winners on 811 Day

NEW YORK 811 CELEBRATED 8/11 DAY by recognizing the winners of the 2019 New York 811 Scholarship Program in front of a stadium audience at a New York Mets baseball game. For the second year, the program awarded 10 single-year $1,008.11 scholarships to graduating high school seniors from the five boroughs of New York City, as well as Nassau and Suffolk counties on Long Island. After submitting applications that displayed strong academic standing, complimentary letters of recommendation, participation in extracurricular activities and an exemplary essay describing the importance of contacting 811 and how it could impact their future careers, the 2019 winners were honored on the baseball field and presented with an oversized check. Each year, the scholarship program has reached students in more than 160 schools throughout the region in an effort to raise awareness about 811 at a young age.

This year’s recipients are:

• Kristen Palmer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

• Sarah Beckham, Stony Brook University

• Olivia Mclernon, Stony Brook University

• Omar Garbanzo, SUNY Oswego

• Farida Castillo, SUNY University at Albany

• Sonali Govind, Occidental College

• Zachary D’Ambra, Georgia Institute of Technology

• Joseph Strano, Roger Williams University

• Christopher Deptula Gulotta, SUNY Binghamton Watson School of Engineering

• Richard Frosch, North Carolina State University

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