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The Fruit From The Mentoring Tree

 

 

You can try to do things yourself...


...but, it is always much easier if someone shows you how...


...and also shows you the path to get there.


Until one day, you learn that you CAN do it by yourself!


That is what people came to celebrate today: The perpetual cycle of mentoring and learning. And to celebrate a continued, extraordinary record of achievement. The precise points and stunning statistics appear below. They are worth reading, and supporting. I consider it a privilege every time I get the opportunity to interact with Saratoga Sponsor A Scholar. - AG


 

 

 

 

SARATOGA SPRINGS - Saratoga Sponsor A Scholar (SSAS) held its Ninth Annual Graduation and Induction Picnic on Sunday, June 3, in Spa State Park. Each year SSAS celebrates the graduation of the seniors from the three-year high school portion of its seven-year program, as well as the induction of 10 new sophomores at a picnic for them, their families, mentors and SSAS board members. This year, over 130 people enjoyed the food and drink while the scholars and their siblings played lawn games and got to know each other.


Of the 84 students who have graduated from the program 100 percent have been accepted into and are attending college including some of the most prestigious colleges in the nation including: Skidmore, Columbia, Williams, Clarkson, RPI, Cornell, Syracuse, Saint Lawrence, Swarthmore, NYU, and others.


During the 3-year high school portion of the program, each student receives extensive support in developing the skills required to be a successful college applicant and student. In college, each student will receive up to $6,000 in stipends.


 

 

Pictured above are 11 of this year's 12 graduates. Front row - left to right: Samantha Jobmann, SUNY Albany; Anastasia Ivanova, SUNY Potsdam; Alexa Senn, Bryant and Stratton; Adriana Murphy, SUNY Cortland; Cami Denning, Roberts Wesleyan: Lena Ruggles, Johnson and Wales; Isabella Valdimarsson, Clarkson. Back row - left to right: Shiloh Wilson, University at Buffalo; Demetri Swann. Brockport: Ryan DiGuiseppe, HVCC; William Brooking, SUNY Albany. Not pictured is Michelle Zheng, who will be attending Cornell University.


 

 

Pictured above are this year's 10 inductees. The average GPA of this year's inductees is 92.3. From left to right the inductees are: Rachael Paston-Amos, Emily Mattison, Naava Wilson, Kyelle Batts, Camile Sterling, Jake DeLuca, Reina Ceballos, Diana Fierros-Garcia, Hailey Utermark and Amanda Marcolin.


Originally posted on The Daily Planet Arthur, June, 2018


View the original article with many more pictures here.


Support Our Annual Derby Day Party

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Derby Day Party

Benefits Saratoga Sponsor-A-Scholar

The Lodge, One Nelson Avenue, Saratoga Springs

May 5, 2018 4:00PM - 8:00PM

Cocktail Party featuring...

Butler passed hors d'oeuvres, displays & carving stations and desserts. Open bar.

Wagering Window On-site

Large screen TVs to watch the race

Valet parking

Last year's party sold out, so don't miss out this year & become an Underwriter!

$20,000 Triple Crown

  • 10 Event Tickets
  • Special Signage at the Event
  • Logo or Name Prominently Displayed on Invitation
  • Display of your logo on all promotional materials
  • Listing on Facebook Invitation Page
  • Logo on event signage
  • Logo in newspaper thank you ad

$10,000 Superfecta

  • 6 Event Tickets
  • Logo or Name Prominently Displayed on Invitation
  • Display of your logo on all promotional materials
  • Logo on event signage
  • Logo in newspaper thank you ad

$5,000 Trifecta

  • 4 Event Tickets
  • Listing on Invitation
  • Listing on Facebook Invitation Page
  • Name listed on event signage
  • Listing in newspaper thank you ad

$2,500 Exacta

  • 2 Event Tickets
  • Listing on Invitation
  • Listing on Facebook Invitation Page
  • Name listed on event signage
  • Listing in newspaper thank you ad

$1,000 Daily Double

  • 2 Event Tickets
  • Listing on Invitation
  • Listing on SSAS website
  • Listing on Facebook Invitation Page
  • Name listed on event signage
  • Listing in newspaper thank you ad

$300 Honorary Committee

  • 2 Event Tickets
  • Name listed on event signage

BECOMING AN UNDERWRITER IS EASY:

Email Jim LaVigne at jclavigne@aol.com

State your Sponsorship Level and how you want to be listed & send a check at your convenience to:

Saratoga Sponsor A Scholar

P.O. Box 107

Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

 

Forget Winter, We're Talking Derby!

 

 

Our third annual Kentucky Derby Day Party will be held at the Lodge on Nelson Avenue on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The party will feature large screen TVs to watch the race, on-site wagering and great food and drink, including an open bar.


No speeches, auctions, raffle tickets or solicitations. Just a great time.


The event typically sells out! Letters seeking sponsors and honorary committee members will be mailed by March 1. If tickets are left after the sponsors and honorary committee response, they will go on-sale via EVENTBRITE on April 1.


EVENT COMMITTEE
Julie Bonacio * Colleen Carlson * Robin Dalton * Mary Gavin * Jennifer Hennessy * Julie Johnson * Carly Connors * Cara Milde * Kristie Roohan * Heather Straughter * Jim Carminucci

 

College acceptances are starting to come in. Our seniors have recieved more than 40 acceptances already, with more to come.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Julie & Co. Realty Donates $10,000 to Saratoga Sponsor-a-Scholar

 

 

In honor of Julie & Co. Realty's 2nd Anniversary and as a continued effort to give back to the community, Julie Bonacio and her team donated a portion of December's closings to Saratoga Sponsor-a-Scholar. SSAS's Volunteer Executive Director, Jim LaVigne graciously accepted the check on behalf of the program at Julie & Co. Realty's sales meeting on Tuesday, December 19th. Jim said "It always amazes me what a generous community we live in and no one personifies that more than Sonny and Julie Bonacio. This gift was both unsolicited and extremely generous. It covers seven years expense for one of our young scholars and will make an incredible difference in their life."


Julie & Co. Realty just celebrated 2 years in business back on November 15th. They constantly strive, not to be the biggest, but to be the premiere real estate company in the area. They want to earn your trust, and give you a great experience that you will pass on to family and friends.


Julie & Co. Realty, LLC: 518.350.7653

 

 

PO Box 107, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 518-587-9155 or 518-581-0979