2022 Believe 271 & New York State Tool Scholarship Winners

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Believe 271 & New York State Tool Gregory J. Wilsey Scholarship Winners

The Believe 271 Foundation Inc. is pleased to announce the winners of their Gregory J. Wilsey Scholarship recipients in conjunction with New York State Tool Company.

This year the Foundation received thirty-eight applications from graduating high school seniors and those in post-secondary education. The donation for the scholarships in the name of Gregory J. Wilsey, founder of New York State Tool, was made to the foundation by Matthew and Lisa Wilsey in honor of Mr. Gregory J. Wilsey who was an advocate for the youth of the area and was mentor to many through his founding of the New York State Tool Company in Chadwicks, New York.

The winners of the four $500.00 scholarships this year are as follows:

Gabriel Howe - New Hartford Central School – son of Pamela and Duane Howe. Gabriel will be pursuing a degree in adolescent education and broadcast/digital Journalism from Syracuse University.

Alexandra Osilovskiy - Whitesboro Central School – daughter of Svetlana Baluk and Mark Osilovskiy. Alexandra will be pursuing a degree in biochemistry from Utica University.

Lauren Stephens - Westmoreland Central School – daughter of Cheryl and Bernard Stephens. Lauren will be attending Mohawk Valley Community College and majoring in nursing.

Kate Stockwell - Clinton Central School – daughter of Emily and Adam Stockwell. Kayleigh will be attending The University of Vermont and majoring in math education.