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Robert J. Reeves IV Scholarship Winners Announced

Three recent GCHS grads are awarded scholarships.

The Committee with the award winners.
The Committee with the award winners.
Trustees of the Robert J. Reeves IV Scholarship, along with The Men's Association (TMA) president Pete Haefner, vice president Bob Basel and the Reeves family presented the third annual one-time grant to three former Garden City High School graduates - Jacqueline Ferri, Casey McCarraher and Matthew Cortese, $2,500 each to be used towards their college education.

Trustees of the Robert J. Reeves IV Scholarship Fund chose Cortese, Ferri and McCarraher from a competitive pool of applicants from Garden City High School's Class of 2013.

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.

Scholarship winners just finished their first semesters of college - McCarraher at Boston College, Ferri at American University and Cortese at Lafayette. 

The scholarship is funded by the Robert J. Reeves IV Foundation and awarded in coordination with the TMA.

The scholarship was created in memory of Bobby Reeves, a member of Garden City High School's Class of 1999. Bobby 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, Bobby went on to Dartmouth College where he played football all four years. After college Bobby 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 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, PO Box 666, Garden City, NY 11530.