The David K. Israel Scholarship, is a $12,000 scholarship, named after a 40 year veteran English teacher who served as the East Williston Teachers’ Association President for more than a quarter century and was a founding trustee for the EWTA Scholarship Foundation.
This year’s David K. Israel Scholarship recipient is Ms. Cloe Southard. One of Cloe’s teachers describes her as someone who continuously strives to be the best person and the most voracious learner she can be, inspiring those around her to do the same. Another teacher noted Cloe’s willingness to give of her time to act as a role model for students with special needs. Cloe spent many of her lunch and free periods, after school hours and summers volunteering to assist special needs students with learning and socialization. English teacher, Lauren Blum remarked, “Cloe deserves a million words to describe what a caring, enthusiastic and dedicated person she is. Since I can only give you these thousand (which may perhaps seem like too many), I trust that they have conveyed how truly special she is, and trust that you will understand how effective and influential she will be in her future career as a teacher. I offer Cloe my absolute most emphatic recommendation for this scholarship and if you take my recommendation, I congratulate you on honoring one of the kindest, most passionate students you will ever meet!
Cloe will be attending Wheelock College in Boston.
Tax deductible contributions can be made to the David K. Israel Scholarship Foundation c/o The Wheatley School, 11 Bacon Road, Old Westbury, NY, 11568
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