NEW ROCHELLE, NY, April 23, 2015 – Judith Huntington, President of The College of New Rochelle, presented Sr. Dorothy Ann Kelly, OSU Scholarships to two high school students at the annual Westchester Women's Hall of Fame luncheon on March 27 held at The Doubletree Hotel in Tarrytown. President Huntington presented the scholarships to Rachel Guglielmo of White Plains High School and Ariana Silvestre of Saunders Trades and Technical High School in Yonkers, both of whom aspire to jobs in social service professions.
Named in honor of Sr. Dorothy Ann Kelly, the eleventh president of the College and a Westchester Hall of Fame inductee, the $5,000 merit grant is awarded to students who are high school leaders within their community. Recipients must demonstrate academic achievement with a minimum 3.0 GPA and score 1,000 or higher on their SAT. The scholarship also includes a room grant, valued at $4,000 annually. Both the scholarship and room grant are renewable for four years as long as the student maintains a 3.0 GPA.
Rachel Guglielmo earned a 4.02 grade point average, while taking numerous Advanced Placement courses at White Plains High School. A goal-oriented young woman, she is looking forward to becoming a teacher. “Academically exceptional, compassionate, and modest in character” are words often used to describe Rachel Guglielmo.
Rachel has been a Sunday school teaching assistant since 2012 and has traveled to the Ukraine on a mission trip with other members of her church. She is a sports enthusiast in volleyball, playing on both the jv and varsity teams at White Plains High School and is a member of the Westchester Pride Volleyball Team.
Rachel also takes great pride in her membership in both the National Honor Society and the National Art Society Club. A notable photographer, she placed 7th on the national level in the 2014 Connecticut Fine Arts Festival.
As a student in the Bio-Environmental Magnet program majoring in biology-chemistry, Ariana Silvestre’s goal is to be on the Principal’s List at Saunders Trades and Technical High School in Yonkers. At Saunders, she is enrolled in Advanced Placement courses which challenge her to excel. A volunteer at St. Joseph’s Medical Geriatric Day Care and at Osborn Nursing Home, Ariana hopes to pursue a career in nursing.
Ariana’s commitment to service extends beyond these health facilities. She is also the Treasurer of the Asian Club and an active member of the Key Club and Students Against Drunk Driving. She recently received her certificate of completion from Pace University’s Summer Environmental Program. Ariana also finds time to volunteer at her school library as a tutor and assistant.