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Penn Yan Lions Club Awards Scholarships to Academy Students


The Penn Yan Lions Club Foundation recently presented three scholarships at the Annual Awards presentation at Penn Yan Academy for students.

The Elliot Vorce Community Service Award is given to two graduating seniors. Vorce was an enthusiastic Lion member, a former King Lion, and a beloved Penn Yan Academy History teacher for many years. The $2,000 award is given in consideration of an individual’s community service activities over the student’s entire school career. This year two awards were presented to Rachel Garvey and Hailey Trank.

The Lion Wayne W. Wagner Sportsman Award honors his long-term service to the community, area youth sports, and conservation. This $500 award is presented to a graduating senior who exemplifies these qualities. This year the award is the award was presented to Hailey Trank.

The Lions Foundation selection committee was impressed by both students. They participated and had leadership roles in a wide variety of school, community, church, and sports activities throughout their academic careers.

These awards will help them in their future collegiate plans. Hailey Trank has enrolled in Nazareth University’s Nursing Program and Rachel Garvey will be attending SUNY Geneseo, studying Psychology.

“The Lions Club Foundation was honored to recognize these deserving students as a part of our “we serve” mission toward community service and support of our youth,” said Club President Norm Koek. “I thank the Scholarship committee members, and wish the students much success in their futures.”

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