(Top row from left to right: Isaiah Dempson, Ana Ruiz, Lia Aleman, Karen Pantoja, Colin Taylor, Rahsheek Hill, Kay-Sian Findley, Jordan Ingunza. Bottom row from left to right: Maydelin Farias, Ziyah House, Brian Mozo, Alia James. Not in attendance: Danny Davis, Andrew Murphy, Edwin Joseph Ayala, Nicole Hernandez Cruz)
Carver Center launched an inaugural scholarship program in 2022 that provided college scholarships to Port Chester High School seniors. In 2023, the program has grown to also include teen center alumni who have started their college journey. Scholarships recognize achievement and participation in the four pillars of Teen Center Programming: Personal Growth and Life Skills; Academic Achievement; Leadership: Enrichment.
The Peter Davies Book Award – Rahsheek Hill, Danny Davis, Maydelin Farias, Andrew Murphy
HIGH SCHOOL AWARDS
THE JUNE & HO PARK SCHOLARSHIPTHE JUNE & HO PARK SCHOLARSHIP – Jordan Ingunza
THE JUNE & HO PARK SCHOLARSHIP WITH DISTINCTION – Brian Mozo
THE PETER DAVIES SCHOLARSHIP FOR EXCELLENCE – Colin Taylor
THE FEFFI STIASSNI SCHOLARSHIP OF EXCELLENCE – Edwin Joseph Ayala and Lia Aleman
THE FEFFI STIASSNI SCHOLARSHIP FOR EXCELLENCE WITH DISTINCTION– Kay- Sian Findley
THE JUNE & HO PARK SCHOLARSHIP – Nicole Hernandez Cruz, Karen Pantoja, Isaiah Dempson, Alia James, Ana Ruiz
THE JUNE & HO PARK SCHOLARSHIP WITH DISTINCTION – ZIYAH HOUSE
Feffi Stiassni was a passionate dancer who passed away at a very young age. Her family was instrumental in the renovation of Carver Center’s Movement & Dance Studio. The family scholarship is designated for students that exemplify excellence in a particular area such as academics, the arts, or sports.
Peter Davies was considered one of the giants in the Alzheimer’s research community. He was known for his brilliant mind and for being a generous human being. He passed away at the very young age of 72 in 2020. His proudest achievement was his family, whom he loved deeply. He delighted in every new milestone and accomplishment of his children and grandchildren.
The June & Ho Park Scholarship Fund has been established to support Carver Center youth who are interested in attending college or vocational school after high school. The scholarship fund is named after June & Ho Park who were beloved small business owners in the city of Rye. They were passionate about helping first-generation youth continue their education. The scholarship fund aims to provide financial assistance to Carver Center students who may not have the means to pursue post-secondary education. Scholarship funds may be used to cover tuition fees, textbooks, and other expenses related to college or vocational school.