Scholarship Awards

Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church Carle Place Awards Scholarships to Parishioners Ashley Cole and Alexio Barboza








May 20, 2012 St.Mary’s Episcopal Church will be giving scholarships to two of its parishioners, Ashley M. Cole and Alexio Kiyoshi-Tuari Barboza at a service to be held at the Church on May 20, 2012 at 10AM. The students are the first to receive this honor which will be given regularly to deserving students who are members  or relatives of members of the congregation.

Carle Place resident Ashley M. Cole will be graduating from Carle Place High School.
Ms. Cole is a National Honor Society  student with an “A” Honor Roll in all semesters. She has been a Scholar Athlete for four successive years; a member of the Math and Spanish National Honor Societies; a 3 time All-State Softball champion; an All Conference Basketball Champion; and an All Division Tennis Champion. She has played 1st Violin in the school’s orchestra and is  its “2012 Homecoming Queen.” She has served as an acolyte at her church for five years, tutored others in math and served as a Middle School Pitching Coach. Ms. Cole will be attending Susquehanna University at Sellinsgrove Pennsylvania.

Another scholarship recipient is  Westbury resident, Alexio Kiyoshi-Tuari Barboza , who is  a graduating senior from Holy Trinity Diocesan High School at which he earned acceptance into the National Honor Society and the Thespian Honor Society. In the fall, he will pursue a double major at Albright College in Reading PA. He plays the bagpipes with the Gordon Highlanders Pipe Band of Locust Valley with which he has proudly marched for the past eight years. He enjoys being a re-enactor with the non-profit Medieval Scenarios and Recreations Inc. which seeks to encourage an awareness of the accomplishments  of  the Middle Ages. Mr. Barboza has performed professionally as Young Simba in Disney’s THE LION KING on Broadway and as Jerome in PBS’  Great Performances from Carnegie Hall production of SOUTH PACIFIC. Mr. Barboza serves his parish as a lay eucharistic minister.

The Reverend Gerardo Ramirez, Priest in Charge  at St.Mary’s Episcopal Church said, ” We will all miss seeing these outstanding members of our church on a regular basis. They deserve high praise for their wonderful accomplishments. They have proven without any doubt that diligent effort and strong faith are powerful tools for achievement.  As they go on to further their educational goals, we are pleased to be able to assist them in their endeavors.

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, often called “the little church with the big heart,” is a Carle Place “landmark” where, since 1926  Christians of all denominations have come to worship. It is located at 252  Rushmore Avenue between  Glen Cove and Roslyn  Avenues.

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