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6th Precinct Awards Scholarships to Local Students

Students from Mt. Sinai, Ward Melville and Centereach High Schools bestowed with $2,500 scholarships.

Three area students will be presented with scholarships of $2,500 each on Tuesday night from a group called Sixth Precinct Cops Who Care to reward them for their commitment to community service.

“We sent a few applications to each of the eight high schools within the Sixth Precinct and we asked them to submit to us their very best candidate,” said Glenn Tarquinio an officer involved with the organization.

The award is culled from selections of faculty and administration in each school from students who have consistently demonstrated a commitment to service to others in their school or community who are less fortunate. From eight nominees Sixth Precinct Cops Who Care narrowed it down to three recipients.

“These students were not selected based on GPA,” explained Tarquinio. “It was based on their sense of unselfishness and commitment to community service and their generosity to others.”

The winners, Sarah Huss from Centereach High School; Anthony Marra from ; and Arianna Shaljian from Mt Sinai High School; each will receive a $2,500 scholarship to use to defer the costs of their secondary education.

will host a first-ever awards dinner on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. to honor the three scholarship recipients.

“We’re extremely proud of our recipients,” said Tarquinio. “They were chosen from a very qualified list of candidates.”

The Sixth Precinct Cops Who Care is a not-for-profit organization comprised of police officers who raise funds to help various agencies, groups and individuals throughout the communities of the Sixth Precinct. For more information about the organization, visit their website.

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