This year’s Myself Third: Spirit of New York Scholarship Awards ceremony was held at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s Exhibition Hall, part of the college’s new state-of-the-art building located on 59th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues. During the ceremony on June 13, 2012, Mr. Robert Friedman, along with his wife Linda, were joined by NYC DOE’s Deputy Executive Director from the Office of Postsecondary Readiness, Julian Cohen, and Senior University Dean for Academic Affairs, John Mogulescu, to present ten (10) $5,000 Myself Third Scholarship awards and one $2,500 Alumni Spirit award to this year’s winners.
2012 Myself Third: Spirit of New York Scholarship Recipients
Sangeeta Bhoj – Richmond Hill High School
Kevin Cahill – College of Staten Island High School for International Studies
Tuan Cassin – Susan E. Wagner High School
Jeanine Day – New Dorp High School
Vincent De Souza – Susan E. Wagner High School
Vhy-Shelta Kewaldar – John Adams High School
Jing Leong – Academy of American Studies
Yismery Martinez – Validus Prepatory Academy
Yaxiry Nieves – Foreign Language Academy of Global Studies
Elvira Zaykova – James Madison High School
Myself Third: Alumni Spirit Award Recipient
Spencer Washington – John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Additionally the recipients, their families, friends, teachers and high school liaisons were greeted by Jeremy Travis, the President of John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Over a dozen Myself Third Alumni, College Now campus coordinators and administrators were in attendance as well. The Myself Third program is administered by CUNY’s College Now program and provides scholarships to students who demonstrate a strong commitment to serving others. To learn more about the Myself Third Scholarship program, contact Julia V. Pujols at Julia.Pujols@mail.cuny.edu.