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Annual Student Scholarship Luncheon Honors Three High School Seniors at Jack's Place

May 24, 2014

(L to R) Irondequoit Chamber of Commerce Board President Fred Squicciarini with scholarship recipients Kiaira Anglero, Marisa Bernardi and Jack De Yaeger.

On May 13, the Irondequoit Chamber of Commerce recognized three local graduating seniors who have demonstrated aptitude and academic excellence in business. We proudly support our future business leaders and presented these students with scholarship checks. Each student also received certificates of recognition from both the offices of Monroe County Clerk Cheryl Dinolfo and NY State Senator Ted O'Brien.

The 2014 scholarship winners are:

Kiaira Anglero, Eastridge High School. Kiaira is a student leader, community volunteer, high honor roll scholar, athlete and musician. She currently ranks in the top 25 of her class and is a candidate to receive the Regents with Advanced Designation Diploma at graduation. Kiaira plans to major in Accounting at Ithaca College. Kiaira says, “ I thank the Chamber, and my mother, grandmother for their support, and also all the support at Eastridge from my teachers, counselors and administrators.”

Marisa Bernardi, Bishop Kearney High School. Marisa is a community volunteer, award-winning varsity athlete, high honor roll student scholar and a beloved school leader. She plans to major in Accounting at Elmira College. Marisa says, “ I thank the Chamber, and my parents for always supporting and encouraging me in everything I do.”

Jack DeYaeger, Irondequoit High School. Jack is a community volunteer, varsity soccer player, DECA Club President, and an honor roll student scholar. He plans to major in engineering at RIT while operating his business selling his own custom-designed patent-pending tool. Jack says, “I thank the Chamber, and also all the teachers and staff at West Irondequoit, especially my business and technology teachers, and my parents.”

The Chamber also thanks our sponsors, who make possible our annual scholarships promoting both the Irondequoit community and business careers to our most promising youth:

Gold Sponsors: Craig Armitage, C.M. Armitage Electrical Contracting, Inc; Supervisor Adam Bello, Town of Irondequoit; Judge Joseph Genier; J.T. Genier Security Services; Sandra Holloway, Tasteful Connections, Inc.; Mr. Peter Kelderhouse, Sr., Sherman Furniture; Michael and Wendy Nolan, I-Square, LLC; Ted O’Brien, New York State Senator; Alex Sigismondi, Al’s Maintenance, Inc.

Silver Sponsors: Daniel Buerkle, The Rug Market; Richard Funke, State Senate Candidate; David Breen, Herrema’s Market Place; Superintendent Jeffery Crane, West Irondequoit Schools; Peter Mendick, Imperial Court Apartments; New York State Assemblyman Joseph Morelle; John Norris, Sea Breeze Amusement Park; Robert Spatola, Spatola Party Rental; Ukrainian Federal Credit Union.