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Greenport Garden Club awards youth scholarship

Pictured from left are Barbara Walker, Cindy Teator, Malaysia Singh, Peter Budelman, Angela Rapp.
September 10, 2019 11:41 am

GREENPORT — The Greenport Garden Club announces that Malaysia Singh of Hudson, a 2019 Hudson High School graduate, is the recipient of the Greenport Garden Club/General Roll Leaf Manufacturing, Co., Inc. Scholarship Award.

The award was presented by the Greenport Garden Club at their Youth Awards Dinner held on Aug. 8 at the Greenport Community Center.

The $2,000 scholarship for post-secondary education is a combined scholarship given annually to a graduate of Hudson High School by the General Roll Leaf Manufacturing, Co., Inc. and the Greenport Garden Club.

Selection of the award is based on the student’s essay, post-secondary educational goals and teacher recommendations.

Malaysia attended the dinner with her family and received recognition for her academic achievements and pursued goals.

“We were moved by her essay and touched by her passion and eagerness to help our environment. She is an excellent model student who is concerned about the future of our planet,” states Cindy Teator, Greenport Garden Club Youth Scholarship Program award coordinator.

Malaysia is attending Columbia-Greene Community College for two years with plans to transfer to the College of Saint Rose with a major in Environmental Studies and Policy.

In high school she was a high honor roll and advanced regents diploma student and active in the Varsity Girls Tennis team, United Nations and Environmental Clubs and outside of school she volunteered at Animal Kind shelter in Hudson.

Angela Rapp, president of the Greenport Garden Club states, “Peter, Tom and Barbara Budelman of the General Roll Leaf Manufacturing Co., Inc. has generously pledged to support this program for seven consecutive years. We sincerely thank them for their contribution and commitment to education for students in our community.”

Attending the ceremony was Barbara Walker, President of District III, Federated Garden Clubs of New York State.