The United Way of NNY, in partnership with the Wladis Law Firm and Strategic Development Specialists, has awarded three $500 scholarships for area residents to complete their education.
The selectees were chosen by three nonprofit partners of the United Way: Community Action Planning Council in Watertown, Lewis County Opportunities in New Bremen and the St. Lawrence Community Development Program in Canton. The three recipients are:
CAPC: Shannon Wood, Watertown, a recent graduate of BOCES in Practical Nursing. The money is helping her with tuition loans, while CAPC has provided additional financial support for uniforms and transportation. She is also receiving assistance from The Work Place in Watertown.
Lewis County Opportunities: Michael Lyng, a displaced paper mill employee who will be attending the Sage CDL Truck Driving School. He will complete the course June 15 and be hired soon after. The Lewis County One-Stop is also assisting with tuition.
St. Lawrence CDP: Christine Trickey, an employee of Rite-Aid in Ogdensburg, will be taking the Pharmacy Tech course at BOCES. Rite Aid will hire her as a tech when she completes the course and receives her certification next year.