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					                                    Imagination team of students         for each of five $1,000
                                    from SIS who advanced to the         scholarships.     Here      are
                                    Global Finals in Tennessee,          descriptions of each award and
                                    where they competed against          the recipients:
                                    teams from around the U.S. and       Excel Award: given to a senior
                                    the world. Congratulations!          who        has    demonstrated
                                                                         perseverance, tenacity and
                                                                         creativity     in  overcoming
                                    Somers Middle School
                                                                         challenges to reach graduation.
                                    DJ Colella received a grant for      Winner: Ross Weiner
                                    an     electromagnetic   power
                                    supply unit, which provided          Global Citizenship Award:
                                                                         given in the name of Stephanie
                                    sustainable power for the 6th
                                                                         Crispinelli, an SHS graduate
                                    grade’s electricity curriculum
                                                                         who died in the Haiti
       Newswire                                                          earthquake, to a senior who has
                                                                         demonstrated volunteerism and
           Spring 2010                                                   compassion to help others
                                    Steven Chetcuti received a
                                                  around the world. Winner:
                                    grant to purchase Revolutionary
                                    war-style “waistcoats” and           Rebecca Calautti
                                    accessories for the student Fife     Local Citizenship Award:
Since January 2010, SEF has         & Drum unit, for use in parades      given to a senior who has
awarded five grants to the          and      other      appearances,     demonstrated       significant
Somers Central School District      including one to Boston on June      community service in Somers.
totaling more than $15,000,         5, where they performed along        Winner: Michaela Abate
with several additional grant       the Freedom Trail and at Old
requests being reviewed at          North Church.                        Civic Leadership Award:
presstime. SEF has distributed                                           given to a senior who has
more than 200 grants and 110        Somers High School                   demonstrated leadership in the
scholarships    totaling     over   Ann Ferraro received a grant         Somers community. Winner:
$600,000 since being founded        to help fund registrations for the   Laura Welby
in 1994. Here are the latest        SHS Chamber Choir’s spring           Academic       Excellence    in
grants to be approved, as           break trip to Montreal and           Alternative Pursuits Award:
submitted for district teachers :   Quebec City, Canada, where           given to the senior with overall
                                    they performed at several            highest GPA with intentions of
                                    venues.                              attending a two-year associates
Somers Intermediate School                                               or trade school program.
Grace Osterman and Carole                                                Winner: Alexsandra Bruzzone.
Haber-Cohen received a grant        Somers Education Foundation
                                    welcomes grant applications at       Congratulations to all!
to fund the appearance of author
Hudson Talbott at the annual        anytime.      Applications are
Author’s Day celebration held       available at or
                                    at the district office               SEF EVENTS RECAP
May 14. This was given in
honor of former SEF Vice
President and co-founder Kay                                             It was a busy spring, with three
                                    SCHOLARSHIP NEWS
Staplin, a retired SIS teacher.                                          signature events taking place.
                                    SEF has awarded “Excel”
                                    scholarships to distinguished        AWESOME       STUDENT
Noel Allen received a special       SHS seniors for years. This year     TALENT ON DISPLAY!
project grant to help fund the      we refined the awards and             A record 99 very talented
registration of a Destination       established a specific category      children from Primrose and SIS
performed at the SEF’S annual        Somers Leo’s Club, and is           A silent auction and a “live”
student variety show on              active in many civic groups.        auction were held as well as a
February 5. Singing, dancing,                                            “Pop and Win” balloon game.
instrument playing, juggling         Procopis is a Somers native and     More than $12,000 was raised
and comedy were on the               is the president of the Somers      through the event and we thank
entertainment menu of 35 wide-       Chamber of Commerce. A              all supporters. A list of sponsors
ranging acts for the audience of     publisher by profession, she is     appears on the next page.
more than 500 who were treated       also a Girl Scout leader and a
to a very enjoyable evening.         Cub Scout den mother.
                                                                         HARLEM WIZARDS MEET
Special thanks to Aliyah and
                                                                         THE WIZ-BUSTERS AGAIN!
Carleigh Meyer and Joseph            Reynolds is the band director at
McDermott          for      their    SIS, and has taught in Somers
contributions to this longtime       for 21 years. He also served as     SEF wrapped up the school year
community event.                     band director for SMS and SHS.      on May 14 with the annual
                                     He     has     conducted    the     appearance by the famous
                                     Westchester Elementary All-         Harlem Wizards basketball
                                     County band and directed bands      team, featuring star player
                                     at Manhattanville College.          “Tojo.” M&T Bank co-
                                                                         sponsored the event. The
                                     Before more than 150 attendees,     Wizards thrilled a sold-out
                                     the honorees received numerous      crowd of 700 at SHS with their
                                     proclamations and certificates      pinpoint shooting accuracy and
                                     from local, county and state        crazy antics as they played a
Performers get ready for the show.   political officials who attended    determined Wiz-Busters team
                                     the event, as well as crystal       of Somers teachers and
GALA DINNER: THREE                   pieces citing their induction.      administrators. The final score
NEW HALL OF FAMERS                   There are now 30 individuals in     was not as important as the
                                     the SEF Hall of Fame.               sense of community and fun
Three outstanding individuals                                            this event always generates.
became the newest members of                                             Thanks to everyone who
the SEF Hall of Fame at the                                              attended and bought raffle
Annual Gala Dinner & Auction,                                            tickets, Wizards merchandise
held April 24 at Villa Barone in                                         and other concessions!
Mahopac. The latest inductees,
chosen     after     a   rigorous                                        THANKS TO DR. MARIEN,
nominating process, included                                             OTHERS FOR SERVICE
                                     Carol Cirieco, Corinne Procopis,
community        leader     Carol    Terry Reynolds and Deborah Moldow
Cirieco, local business owner        cut the cake at the Gala Dinner.    SEF extends congratulations to
and Somers Chamber of                                                    Superintendent Dr. Joanne
Commerce President Corinne           The       Gala’s       honorary     Marien on her retirement after
Procopis, and longtime SIS           chairwoman      was     Somers      16 years of service and thanks
instrumental music teacher           resident Deborah Moldow, the        her for the constant support of
Terry Reynolds. All have             representative to the United        SEF’s mission and activities.
given tirelessly of themselves to    Nations of the World Peace          We also congratulate and thank
enrich the lives of our children.    Prayer Society, an international    SMS Principal Gerrie Paige,
                                     nonprofit          organization     Primrose      Principal    Rick
Cirieco has been a Somers            promoting the prayer “May           Fischer and all others in the
resident for 25 years. She has       Peace Prevail on Earth.” She        district who are retiring.
been president of both the SMS       was awarded the 2009 Spirit of
and SHS PTA, has advised the         the United Nations Award.
           SUPPORT SEF                       Images and Impressions
                                             Jack & Renee Kearney
SEF, established in 1994, is a                                                                  CORNER
                                             John –Michael’s Restaurant
not-for-profit,      tax-exempt
                                             Joseph McDermott                                   It has been a busy school year
organization comprised of
                                             Lake Lincolndale Homeowner’s Association           for the Somers Education
parent, school representatives
and community members. SEF                   Lake Lincolndale Martial Arts                      Foundation. We awarded some
supports Somers schools by                   Lake Mahopac Pharmacy & Surgical                   very innovative grants and have
raising funds for specific                   Learning Express                                   now given over $600,000 in
student and teacher-initiated                Liz Olinto                                         total grants and scholarships
projects     that  enrich   the              Margaret Rizzuto Photography
                                                                                                during SEF’s 16-year history.
educational experience and are               Margaret Timone            Martha Levites          As you know, most of the
not funded by the district                   Martin Ashley              Mavis Tire              funding for our grants comes
budget or by other school                    Melissa Neborak            Michael McAnaw          from the events we hold.
groups. Please consider making                                                                  Because of your support, we
                                             Mimma Firoino
a donation to support our                                                                       raised more than $50,000 this
                                             New Visions Kitchen and Bath
efforts. If your company has a                                                                  year through the Golf Outing,
                                             Peekskill Paramount Theater
matching grants or community                                                                    Spaghetti Dinner, Wine Tasting,
support program, we can further              Rick Torres Architecture
                                                                                                Student Variety Show, Gala
leverage your donation. You                  Ron Smilowitz              Sesame Street
                                                                                                Dinner and Auction and the
may send to:                                 Shaklee (Moss Family)                              Harlem Wizards basketball
SEF                                          Somers 202 Tavern                                  game.
                                             Somers Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 401                                                                                      On behalf of the SEF trustees, I
                                             Somers Eye Center
                                                                                                thank you very much for your
Somers, NY 10589                             Somers Historical Society                          efforts    and     contributions,
                                             Somers Custom Framing                              especially      during      these
                                             Somers Smiles              Somers Spirits Shop     continued difficult economic
GALA DINNER SPONSORS                                                                            times. We are grateful for your
                                             Splash Car Wash            Susan Hintze, LMT
“Live” Auction Prize Donors                  Tracey Gage                Traditions Restaurant   support as we continue our
Carroll Family         Bowers Family         Westchester Boot Camp for Women                    mission of assisting the district
Corbett Family         Durant Party Rental   Westchester Broadway Theater
                                                                                                in giving our students the best
Judy Kuneth            Karen Knight
                                                                                                possible education through the
                                             Whitehall Auto Service
                                                                                                awarding of impactful grants to
Lynn Marschke & the NY Yankees
                                                                                                our hardworking administrators,
Mexican Shack
                                             “Pop and Win” Donors                               teachers and students. It is
                                             Aries Automotive                   Bea Matz        always gratifying to visit the
“Silent” Auction Prize Donors                Bellizzi             Brewster Theater Co.          schools and see the results of
                                             Chili’s Restaurant   Firehouse Deli
                                                                                                these grants “in action.”
Adam Stone             Aljan Jewelers        FitStop Café/Solaris Grand Prix Raceway            I wish you all a fun and safe
Anne Koplik Design                           Hair by Lisa         H.V. Renegades                summer, and a 2010-11 school
Baldwin Place Animal Hospital                Il Forno Trattoria   Luke’s Hair Salon             year filled with showing our
Best Plumbing          Bruce Heller          Mexican Shack        Missy Vece                    children what can be gained
Carol Seelig           Casafina              Murphy’s             Once Upon a Child
                                                                                                from giving and the rewards of
Certapro Painting      Chris Foley
                                                                                                creativity. It has been a pleasure
                                             Osceola Garage       Posies Flowers
                                                                                                serving as the SEF president
Christine McDonald     Dr. Louis Bisogni     PostNet              Robert Santoro
                                                                                                again this year. See you in
Ed Liss                Edible Arrangements   Sinapi’s –Brewster   Stagecoach Restaurant
Elite Dental           Hilton Garden Inn     Sunshine Restaurant Susan Berliner
Hope & Jim Mazzola
                                                                                                --Steve Rolando
                                             Pink Dogue Salon     UPS Store
Hudson Valley Renegades
                                       SEF BOARD 2009-2010              MARK YOUR
                                     President-       Steve Rolando     CALENDAR!
                                     Vice President- Glenn Hintze
                                     Treasurer-       Bill Faulkner
                                                                        September 16, 2010
                                     Secretary-       Sarena Meyer
                                     Community Liaison –
                                                                        Golf Outing
                                                       Marilyn Foley
                                                                        12:00 noon
                                     School Liaison -      Liz Olinto
                                                                        Anglebrook Golf Club
                                     Grants Committee Co-Chairs –
                                          Jeff Feldman & Jud Siebert
                                                                        November 12, 2010
                                     Public Relations – Glenn Hintze
                                     Board of Trustees
                                                                        SEF Fall Event
                                     Deborah Ashley Rose Corbett
                                                                        Details to follow
                                     Julie Gherardi     Bruce Heller
                                     Janet Holmes       Jack Kearney
Please join us for the 2nd annual    Mike McDermott
                                                                        December 1, 2010
Lynn Adams Memorial 5K run           Mark Rossiter     Dave Sammel
and 1-mile walk on June 26!
                                                                        Wine Tasting
Register at or        Webmasters - Rick Dettwyler
                                                                        7:30 pm
onsite that day at Primrose          & Mel Reyes
                                                                        Traditions Restaurant
School. Somers Independence      
Day to follow.            Details:

SEF                                                                          Presorted Standard
PO Box 401                                                                    US Postage Paid
                                                                                White Plains,
Somers, NY 10589                                                                 NY 10610
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