St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Carle Place Awards Scholarship to Samantha Shaw

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Carle Place is pleased to announce  Samantha Shaw will be one of two church scholarship winners in 2014.

Carle Place NY April 27, 2014: The Shaw family holds an esteemed position within the St. Mary’s Church community and Samantha has been a member of this parish since she started Sunday School at the age of 5. Over the years she has played a role in Easter and Christmas pageants, read for family Sundays and served as an acolyte. She participated in the “Acolyte Celebration” at Garden City’s Cathedral of the Incarnation where on another celebrated occasion she was confirmed with other St. Mary’s confirmands.  Demonstrating her willingness to volunteer she has assisted her Mother and Grandmother on the church’s Altar Guild. For several years, Samantha has been a counselor for Mineola’s First Presbyterian Church’s vacation bible school and has been a participant in their youth group. A gracious, reserved, down to earth, young lady, she has made many friends there and has looked forward to working with their children each summer.

In school Samantha demonstrated her aptitude for art, foreign language and European History. And, with art as her passion, last year she studied at Adelphi University and took summer school classes in Magazine Design and Promotional Events at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC.  She is also a member of the French Honor Society and is its public representative. As a member of the “Diversity Club,” she was a participant in its multicultural fundraiser fair, “Love 21” .

Samantha likes fashion design and took part in the Westbury fashion show, designing a dress made solely of recycled material. Photos of the dress were published in The Westbury Times. Another  school art project in which she participated, a recyclable garbage pail decorated with a frog (the Carle Place mascot) can be seen in the heart of Carle Place.  Samantha is creative and likes to explore many different art outlets. She is also currently working on her senior project and will be designing her own graduation dress with jewelry to match.  Samantha also was a dedicated field hockey player, and during her senior year received an award for best all around player. That year her team made it to the Nassau County championships, at Adelphi. All of this, and she also has worked as hostess at a nearby catering hall for the past two years. Her hobbies include reading, sketching, going for runs, and walking her dog.

Now seventeen she says, “I make an effort to become wiser and more responsible every day because, as the eldest of three it is essential that I set a good example for my younger brother and sister.”

“After I graduate from high school I intend to attend Nassau Community College and then to apply to my dream school, The Fashion Institute in New York City. I also plan to continue with my job while I attend school. I am grateful to the members of my Parish for their scholarships to help their parishioner’s children through this financially challenging time in their lives.”

Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church, a historic traditional church on Rushmore Avenue between Roslyn Avenue and Glen Cove Avenue in Carle Place, New York. offers scholarships to deserving parishioners to further their education and persue their dreams. The awards were presented at the church’s  “Awards Sunday “ service at 10:00 AM April 27th, followed by a reception  for parishioners and the  family and friends of  the achiever