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Chamber's Annual Student Scholarship Luncheon Honors Three Irondequoit Area High School Seniors

May 11, 2016

(L to R) 2016 Scholar winners Angelo Hutchins (Eastridge HS), Mina Kim (Bishop Kearney HS), Amelia Sykes (Irondequoit HS).
(L to R) Monroe County Clerk Adam Bello, Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo, Angelo Hutchins, Irondequoit Town Supervisor David Seeley, Mina Kim, Amelia Sykes, Monroe County Legislator Dr. Joe Carbone.

Each spring, the Irondequoit Chamber of Commerce recognizes three local graduating seniors who have demonstrated aptitude and academic excellence in the study of business. We proudly support our future business leaders and presented these students with scholarship checks at our Annual Student Scholarship Luncheon on May 10, 2016, at the Rochester Yacht Club.

Awarding our annual scholarships promotes business careers and the Irondequoit community to our most promising youth. The 2016 scholarship winners are:

Angelo Hutchins, Eastridge High School. Angelo is a self-motivated student dedicated to personal excellence in all his studies, particularly business electives. He is also a respected athlete, honored by his teammates for his leadership as a two-year captain of the varsity soccer team. Angelo will continue his good citizenship and academic career to study Business at Finger Lakes Community College.

Mina Kim, Bishop Kearney High School. Mina, an international student from South Korea, is committed to challenging herself academically. She is also an enthusiastic participant in the BK school culture in both athletics and the arts, as a cheerleader and member of the track & field team, and as a cast member in the school play. Mina plans to study Marketing at the University of Kentucky.

Amelia Sykes, Irondequoit High School. Amelia is an honor roll student and academic leader, serving as President of Student Council, a LINK Leader, and as President of the DECA business club. She participated in state-level DECA competitions throughout her school career, while also leading service efforts benefiting local charities Irondequoit Food Cupboard, Children's Holiday Party, town clean ups, the Adam Milne Charity Basketball Game, and the Foundation for the Assistance of Abandoned Children. Amelia plans to study Business at RIT.

In addition to receiving scholarship funds from the Irondequoit Chamber of Commerce, each student also received certificates of recognition and achievement from the offices of the Monroe County Clerk, the Monroe County Legislature, the New York State Senate, and the New York State Assembly.

The Irondequoit Chamber thanks our generous sponsors who make these scholarships possible:


Peter & Anne Kelderhouse


Adam Bello, Monroe County Clerk
Joseph Buhite II, Buhite & Buhite DDS, PC
Dr. Joseph Carbone, Monroe County Legislator
Superintendent Jeffrey Crane,
West Irondequoit Schools
Cheryl Dinolfo, Monroe County Executive
Rich Funke, New York State Senator
Joseph Genier, J.T. Genier Security Inc
Sandra Holloway, Tasteful Connections, Inc.
Tom Jacobs, Wegmans Irondequoit
Joseph Morelle Sr. New York State Assembly
Richard Orczyk, Hunt Real Estate
David Seeley, Supervisor Town of Irondequoit
Ukrainian Federal Credit Union



Supt. Susan Allen, East Irondequoit School
Daniel Buerkle, The Rug Market
David Breen, Herrema's Market Place 2
Alice Willis Hansen, USA Payroll
Dr. Michael Holmes
Rocco Leone, New York Life
Joseph Morelle Jr. Monroe County Legislator
T.J. Muscato, Edward Jones
John Norris, Seabreeze Amusement Park
Michael & Wendy Nolan, I-Square
Alana Ogurcak, Lake Breeze Wellness
John Perticone, Irondequoit Town Board
Robert Spatola Sr., Spatola Party Rental
Patrick Russi, Irondequoit Town Justice
Corinne Wightman, Personal Design Florist


Florence Bianco, Past President, Irondequoit Chamber