June 9, 2020 - The 33rd Annual Palmyra-Macedon Dollars for Scholars program took on a different format this year as it was held virtually, but the purpose remained the same, honoring Pal-Mac seniors.
The event was hosted by Chapter President Mike Boesel, Superintendent Bob Ike and high school Principal Andy Wahl. The evening also featured a special guest appearance from Rochester TV personality Don Alhart (13 WHAM anchor).
A total of 75 Pal-Mac students from the Class of 2020 were awarded $144,100 in scholarships directly from the Dollars for Scholars program.
The Pal-Mac Dollars for Scholars chapter is part of Scholarship America's national network. The organization is composed of local volunteers to help students achieve their educational goals by raising scholarship funds, establishing endowments, providing assistance with college readiness and the financial aid process, and distributing scholarships each year. Since its founding in 1987, the Pal-Mac chapter has distributed more than $2 million in scholarships funds to over 2,000 deserving students.
In addition to funds awarded directly from the program, several other scholarships were presented from individuals and groups not directly associated with Dollars for Scholars. Additional scholarships awarded totaled $18,000.
Overall, $162,100 was awarded to graduating seniors to support future academic endeavors.
“Despite the circumstances, it was very important for us to continue this great tradition and honor our seniors," said Pal-Mac Superintendent Bob Ike. “I would like to thank the Dollars for Scholars program for its continued support of our students.”
You can watch the ceremony in full here.