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2012 Myself Third Spirit of New York Awards Ceremony

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