Chautauqua County Counselors Assn. Awards Scholarships

Madalyn Bestine
Amelia Dolce

The Chautauqua County Counselors Association recently awarded its annual scholarships to Amelia Dolce and Madalyn Bestine.

The scholarships are presented to outstanding students who will pursue a degree in a counseling-related field.

Amelia Dolce, a 2017 Jamestown High School graduate, is the daughter of Tony and Anne Dolce. Amelia plays the cello in the Jamestown High School Concert Orchestra, is a soprano in the A Cappella Choir and Madrigals and plays French horn in the Concert Band. She was selected to play French horn in the Conference All-State Symphony Orchestra in December and was also selected to perform in the conference All-State Symphonic Band during her junior year. Amelia is co- president of the National Honor Society at Jamestown High School, is the co-historian for the Class of 2017 and is a member of Key Club. Amelia has been dancing at the Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet for the past 14 years and has participated as a member of the Jamestown High School cross country team for the past five years. Amelia plans to attend West Virginia University in the fall, majoring in music therapy.

Madalyn Bestine, a 2017 graduate of Clymer Central School, will be attending Slippery Rock University in the fall to study psychology. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Student Government and SADD. She is on the cross country, track and field, and basketball teams. Outside of school she has been and will continue to be a volunteer at Hand Cycle Bike Camp.

The mission of the Chautauqua County Counselors Association is to advance the welfare and interests of area students and to improve and to offer professional development for members.