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JHS Senior Awarded Far West Council Of School Superintendents Scholarship

Gabriella Rosario Negron

Jamestown High School senior Gabriella Rosario Negron was recently awarded a $500 Far West Council of School Superintendents Scholarship.

The Far West Council of School Superintendents, which is composed of the 18 superintendents of Chautauqua County’s schools, awards graduating seniors from each of their school districts as well as both Hewes and LoGuidice BOCES centers. The scholarships are made possible through the generosity of vendors used across the school districts.

Students completed an application and were evaluated on the basis of service, leadership, work ethic and character. Gabriella has been very involved while at Jamestown High School as a member of the junior varsity and varsity basketball team, the JHS Garden Club, the JHS Futuros Latinos Club and intermural volleyball. She has also held leadership positions as a student delegate to the Puerto Rican Hispanic Leadership Institute, a co-host for Hispanic Youth Radio and certified mentor for students though the Mental Health Youth Leadership program. Gabriella has performed community service as a JHS work study mentor helping translate for JHS English as a New Language learners and collecting recyclables for JHS English Department.

Gabriella also works as an intern at the Southern Chautauqua Federal Credit Union in the JHS library and a cashier at Wegmans. She has also worked as a Spanish-speaking poll worker for the Board of Elections.

“Gabriella exemplifies everything we could ever want in a Jamestown High School student,” said Dana Williams, Jamestown High School principal. “Her hard work has shown how anyone willing to apply themselves toward their education and take advantage of what is possible, can do great things. I’m sure her best is yet to come as she pursues her future career endeavors.”

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