Scholarship Essay Competition winners revealed

When Annie Paone and Paige Pangburn were in elementary and middle grades, they were schoolmates  in the Wynantskill district’s Gardner-Dickinson school. When they entered high school, they went in two different directions. Now, in a sense, they’re together again.

The two high school seniors — Annie at Tamarac and Paige at Troy — today were announced as recipients of a pair of $500 scholarships in the “2nd annual Southern Rensselaer County Rotary Club Scholarship Essay Competition.”

Their essays, which had to be based on their interpretation of the “Rotary 4-Way Test,” are available below.

This fall, Annie will enroll at SUNY Oneonta to major in music industry studies, while Paige will enroll at Siena College with an undeclared major.



essay by ANNIE PAONE / Tamarac High School


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essay by PAIGE PANGBURN / Troy High School


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