The Connor Arthur Lynskey Scholarship Committee presented awards to graduating seniors from high schools in Oneida and Herkimer Counties, as well as awards for graduating seniors at Holland Patent Central School.

The scholarships for Oneida and Herkimer Counties were based on academics and leadership qualities and were awarded in June 2020 to:

Honorable Mention Award– Emily Rudolph, a graduate of Town of Webb UFSD, who will be studying exercise science at SUNY Oneonta.

Second Place– Wiley Gifford, a graduate of Clinton High School, who will be majoring in Biology at Cornell University.

First Place– Charles Gilroy, a graduate of Rome Free Academy, who will be majoring in Physical Therapy at Lemoyne College in the fall.


Three awards were announced for graduating seniors at Holland Patent Central School at a virtual

ceremony on June 11, 2020:

Honorable Mention Award– Anastasha Dornburgh, who will be pursuing a degree in Human Biology at University of Albany. 

Athletic/Character Award– Presented to a student who, like Connor, displays a love for athletics and, in particular, conveys strength in character. This award was presented to Andrew LaRock, who will be attending SUNY Morrisville, majoring in Natural Resources Conservation.

Academic Scholarship– Awarded to a student who not only excelled academically but also desired to pursue an education in the medical field, as Connor was in the midst of pursuing.  This award was presented to Justine Draper, who will be attending SUNY Brockport, majoring in Physical Therapy.