Scholarship Award For Sarah Graffigna


SarahRoslyn resident Sarah Graffigna has been awarded the David K. Israel Scholarship is a $10,000 scholarship, named after a 40-year veteran English teacher who served as the East Williston Teachers’ Association president for more than a quarter century. The award is given to a student who plans to enter the teaching profession. Graffigna has served the community in a number of leadership capacities and has an outstanding record of volunteer work for a number of excellent causes, most notably her commitment to the students in the school district’s Life Skills program. “Sarah has laid a tremendously strong foundation which will support her, not only in her studies to become a teacher, but as experience which will serve her greatly as she ultimately enters the profession,” said one of the scholarship foundation’s trustees. In the fall, Graffigna will be entering The University of Maryland.

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Joe Scotchie is the editor of both The Roslyn News and New Hyde Park Illustrated News. In 2009, he won a New York State Press Association award for a sports feature. Joseph Scotchie’s past publications include biographies of Thomas Wolfe and Richard Weaver and a comprehensive history of the city of Asheville, North Carolina.


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