2014 Fischbeck Memorial Scholarship Winner Announced

- 4:21 pm - May 22nd, 2014


2014-scholarship-winner.pngHVOEC congratulates Hailey Gorton on winning the 2014 Bill Fischbeck Memorial Scholarship. A senior at Tri-Valley High School in Grahamsville, where she is a class officer and member of the school year book club, Hailey was selected from a large pool of applicants for her exceptional academic record and outstanding character. The granddaughter of Van Etten Oil Co. employee Margaret Gorton, Hailey plans to study business administration at SUNY Ulster College in the fall and hopes to one day run her own real estate business.

As this year's top scholarship winner, Hailey was awarded a ceremonial check for $3,000 at the 2014 Annual Bill Fischbeck Memorial Golf Outing held Monday, May 12 at the Otterkill Golf & Country Club. The event was once again a great success, with some 116 members and supporters showing up for a day of friendly competition and networking. After an exciting round of 18-hole golf, the day culminated with Hailey receiving a giant-sized check for $3,000 as a room full of onlookers, including her proud family, cheered her achievement. 

Though Hailey took home the top scholarship, she wasn't this year's only winner. HVOEC also awarded scholarships to Owen Lynch, Molly Durkin, Aidan Grace, Jessica Steinbach, Olivia Morehead and Victor Tyrrell. We wish all of them the best and look forward to great things from them in the future. To all the golfers, sponsors and supporters who came out, we thank you and look forward to seeing you again throughout the year.