By Jeanne North
On May 16, thanks to the generous donations of Asbury residents and the Keese School of Continuing Education treasury, more than $18,000 was distributed in educational scholarships to 13 members of the Asbury Methodist Village dining staff who are entering college this fall. In addition the Catholic Community of Asbury gave each recipient a $150 check for books – which will come in handy based on how much they cost.
The career goals and aspirations of the award winners capture dreams from the heights of ambition— everything from accounting, American Sign Language and working with the deaf, audio engineering, biology, business, computer technology, dental hygiene, mechanical engineering, to medical technology and
nursing. But the award winners are not bound by the mundane matters of making a living: Their hobbies and outside special interests range from creative cooking, soccer, painting, cricket, volley ball, fashion, music, history, art, Japanese culture and reading to geological sciences, hip hop and jazz. Not a slouch in the bunch!
Resident Marybeth Morsink chaired the Keese School Education Awards Committee, which looked at recommendations by supervisors and conducted personal interviews with each applicant. Congratulations to winners Jessica Cespedes, Ismael Daho, Jacqueline Ann Hasemi, Oscar Samuel Lopez, Aniqua Matthews, Rayven Williams and Kayla Woodside, Kimberly Aguilar, Tiffany Fletcher, Asiful Haque, Daniel Kaisamba, Priscilla Oppong Owusu-Siaw and D’Rapheal K. Yates. We wish you the best of luck in your future!
This article is excerpted from the Village Life newspaper, which is written by residents of Asbury Methodist Village.