On Thursday evening, May 22, three HANC students were awarded the West Hempstead Community Scholarship. The scholarship, which was established in 1970, is open to students of the West Hempstead and Island Park communities. The West Hempstead Community Scholarship Fund is administered by a board of trustees and overseen by local residents who seek to promote the education of students in their community.
After a selective application and interview process, seniors Ariel Golshan, Bassy Kimelfeld, and Alex Sachs were selected to receive three out of the six scholarships awarded. Presenting the awards to HANC students, at a beautiful awards dinner at Pompei Restaurant in West Hempstead, were HANC Judaic studies faculty members, Rabbi Eliyahu Alpert and Rabbi Joshua Goller, and director of college guidance, Ms. Karen Sheff.
The program began with opening remarks from Mr. Thomas Kemnizer, president of the WHCSF, followed by an invocation given by Rabbi Goller, who also serves as the assistant rabbi at the Young Israel of West Hempstead. Also in attendance were Principal Rabbi Shlomo Adelman and Assistant Principal Ms. Tziporah Zucker, as well as many dignitaries from the West Hempstead community. v