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Supervisor Reilich and the Greece Town Board Announce Recipient of the Jerry J. Helfer Youth Engagement Scholarship

Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich and the Greece Town Board, along with Jerry Helfer’s brother and mother, recognized the recipient of the Jerry J. Helfer Youth Engagement Scholarship during last night’s meeting of the Greece Town Board. This year’s scholarship runner up is Alice Scott. Alice received a recognition proclamation and check in the amount of $500.

The Jerry J. Helfer Youth Engagement Scholarship provides the Greece community with the opportunity to recognize a student that regularly upholds exemplary moral values, devotes time and energy into helping serve the Greece community, and consistently displays outstanding leadership skills. This scholarship has been established by the Town of Greece to highlight Jerry’s exceptional character, virtue, and lifelong love of learning and public service. With over 25 years of public service, Jerry served on the Greece Youth Board, was elected as Town Councilman for 10 years, and served as Deputy Supervisor until his untimely passing in July of 2014.

“Jerry was an upstanding citizen, co-worker, and friend and the love he had for his community and public service are the foundations of this scholarship” said Supervisor Reilich. “Every year we had several applicants from all throughout the Greece community. Through careful consideration by the Greece Youth Board and the Helfer family, this year’s recipient provided an excellent example of leadership, public service, and volunteerism. I was proud to take part in Thursday evening’s ceremony and congratulate Alice, who is an outstanding member of our community and is helping to continue on the legacy of Jerry Helfer”.  

Alice Scott has been very active in her school and community. Alice’s school activities have included being a member of the varsity soccer team, the captain of the varsity bowling team, a cast member of the spring musical, a band member, and a national honor society member. Alice has also volunteered at the Greece Baptist Church and Sacred Heart Cathedral. She has served as a teen tech tutor, has helped with the Bishop Kearney Annual Gala, has been a member of girl scouts, and has volunteered with Food Link. Alice will be attending Alfred University to study psychology.

Congratulations to Alice Scott on being chosen as one of the recipients of the Jerry J. Helfer Youth Engagement Scholarship! The Town of Greece is very proud of you and stands behind you as you continue to set examples of volunteerism and leadership in our community.