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Robert J. Reeves IV Scholarship Winners Announced

Trustees of the Robert J. Reeves IV Scholarship, with Men's Association president Pete Haefner and the Reeves family, presented the second annual grant to Kim Ryan and Michael Lofrese.

Back row (L to R): Pete Haefner, Brian Harrington, Tom Weille, Bill Sebring, Conor Reeves, Bob Reeves Front row: Ken, Laura and Kim Ryan, Michael Lofrese, Pierce Harrington held by Michael Harrington, Kathy and Ron Lofrese
Back row (L to R): Pete Haefner, Brian Harrington, Tom Weille, Bill Sebring, Conor Reeves, Bob Reeves Front row: Ken, Laura and Kim Ryan, Michael Lofrese, Pierce Harrington held by Michael Harrington, Kathy and Ron Lofrese
Trustees of the Robert J. Reeves IV Scholarship Fund chose Kimberly Ryan and Michael Lofrese from a competitive pool of applicants from Garden City High School's Class of 2012.

Their success in the classroom, on the athletic field and in their extracurricular activities is commendable, and in the committee’s view, representative of Bobby Reeves’ accomplishments and spirit.

Ryan just finished her first semester at Gettysburg College and is continuing her athletic career as a point guard on the basketball team. Lofrese completed his first semester at Trinity College and is a member of the wrestling team.

The scholarship is funded by the Robert J. Reeves IV Foundation and awarded in coordination with The Men's Association (TMA). The scholarship was created in memory of Bobby Reeves, a member of Garden City High School's Class of 1999. Mr. Reeves was a rare and colorful person; he was a gifted athlete, a strong performer in the classroom and was selected funniest person by his class. Upon graduation, he went on to Dartmouth College, where he played football all four years. After college he played Arena League Football before beginning a career on Wall Street.

The group put together a committee of former Garden City student-athletes and friends of Bobby to review the numerous applicants and ultimately make the selection each year.

The selection committee consists of Dan Doherty (’00), Brian Harrington (’97), Michael Harrington (’96), Bill Sebring (’99), Dan Smith (’99), Tom Weille (’00) and The Reeves Family ’99, ’01, ’05, ’08. A special thanks to advisors and Garden City High School coaches Tom Flatley and Steve Finnell.

Bob Reeves is a past president and current life director of the TMA and continues to support the efforts of the TMA in giving back to the student-athletes of Garden City. In creating the scholarship with the help of Bobby’s friends and schoolmates, the Reeves family is hoping that the spirit and enthusiasm that Bobby brought to everything he did in life is carried forward in his name.

All current seniors at Garden City High School interested in applying for the scholarship should see their respective guidance counselors for the next distribution of the Reeves Scholarship, which will be awarded at this time next year.

For those wishing to make a donation please make your checks payable to the Robert J. Reeves IV Scholarship Fund or to the TMA and mark "Robert J Reeves IV Scholarship Fund" in the memo field. Checks can be sent to Bob Reeves, 119 Stratford Ave. or to the TMA, P.O. Box 666, Garden City, NY 11530.

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