Nest 104 announces 2015 scholarship recipient

The eleventh Annual Nest 104 Scholarship has been awarded. On Nest 104 Member was awarded $2,000 toward her degree program studies. Nest 104 dues paid Members, as well as Good Standing Members of the District I Nest, are eligible to apply for the annual awards.

Cassandra Guderski

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A May 2015 graduate of Pacific Grove (CA) High School, Cassie will commence her studies at Humboldt State (CA) University in the fall, majoring in anthropology. A four-year member of her high school volleyball team, she was a three-year volunteer at AFRP (Animal Friends Rescue Project), a local animal rescue and adoption center in Pacific Grove.

Cassie also volunteered with TASK, a group that collected student and teacher supplies and donations, and distributed them at various orphanages and schools in Nicaragua. Upon completion of her degree, she intends to study phlebotomy and become a certified phlebotomist. Thereafter, she plans to spend two to four years in the Peace Corps, before commencing her career as a hospital phlebotomist.

Nest 104 congratulates our 2015 Scholarship winner. Her academic and extracurricular achievements are exemplary. We take pride in her accomplishments and wish her every academic and career success.

Czolem!
Stan Tafil, Pres.
On behalf of Nest 104 Scholarship Committee

Nest 104 announces 2014 scholarship recipients

The tenth annual Nest 104 Scholarships have been awarded. Three scholarships, valued at $2,000 each, have been distributed to Nest 104 Members. Please note that Nest 104 dues-paid ($10 per year) Members in good standing, as well as good standing Members of other District I Nests, are eligible apply for the annual awards.

Victoria Pietrucha, Nest 104
Pietrucha
A cum laude graduate of James Madison (VA) University, Tori is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Seton Hall (NJ) University. She has completed an internship in speech pathology at a local elementary school and will have two additional internships in hospital settings. She has done volunteer work with children at an orphanage in Nicaragua and is active in the National Student Speech Hearing Language Association, as well as Relay for Life. Upon completion of her studies, Tori will be a speech-language pathologist, focusing on children.

Christie Furman, Nest 104
Furman
Currently a sophomore at Lehigh (PA) University, majoring in Business and Marketing, Christie represented the state of New Jersey at a national business competition (DECA) in California. She served as president of her high school mock trial team and as a delegate for the University of Pennsylvania Model United Nations competitions. In addition, she was selected to receive gold, silver and bronze Girl Scout awards, has been a volunteer swim instructor at the YWCA, and has implemented a campaign to promote awareness of domestic violence (Shelter Our Sisters). Upon completion of her studies, Christie will pursue a career in marketing.

Pierce Guderski, Nest 104
Guderski
Pierce is a senior at Chapman (CA) University, majoring in Business with a minor in Psychology. A founding member and philanthropy chairman, Pierce serves as Vice President of Programming for the Chapman Colony of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He has worked as a summer intern with the Edward Jones financial advisory firm. Pierce plans to pursue an MBA and hopes to start a sports technology firm.

Nest 104 congratulates the 2014 scholarship winners. They are not only excellent students, but also significant contributors to their local communities and national organizations. We take pride in their accomplishments and wish them every academic and career success.

Czolem!
Stan Tafil, Pres.
On behalf of the Nest 104 Scholarship Committee

Nest 104 announces 2013 scholarship recipients

The ninth annual Nest 104 Scholarships have been awarded. Four scholarships, valued at $2,000 each, have been distributed to three Nest 104 Members and one Nest 946 Member. Please note that Nest 104 dues-paid Members in good standing, as well as good standing Members of other District I Nests, are eligible apply for the annual awards.

 

Alison Kalinowski

Alison Kalinowksi, Nest 946
A 2012 graduate of Immaculata High School in Somerville, N.J., Kalinowski is entering her sophomore year at Quinnipiac University, majoring in Physical Therapy. She is a Dean’s List student, pursuing an accelerated six-year doctorate in Physical Therapy, aiming to specialize in Neuro-Physical Therapy. Actively involved with Nest 946, Kalinowski participated in the Polish School, various holiday events and the church Christmas party.

 

Pierce Guderski

Pierce Guderski, Nest 104
Entering his junior year at Chapman University, Guderski is majoring in Business Administration with a minor in Psychology. Active as a volunteer at the Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula, Guderski is also engaged in the Army R.O.T.C., the Chapman men’s lacrosse team and music arranging and production.

 

 

Victoria Pietrucha

Victoria Pietrucha, Nest 104
A 2013 Cum Laude graduate of James Madison University with a 3.6 gpa, Pietrucha is commencing Master’s study in Speech Language Pathology at Seton Hall University. She was active in the Nicaraguan Orphan Fund, the Student Speech Hearing Language Association and the Order of Omega Honors Society.

 

 

Christie Furman

Christie Furman, Nest 104
A 2013 graduate of Northern Highlands Regional High School in Allendale, N.J., Furman will be a Business and Marketing major at Fairfield University. She represented New Jersey at the International DECA Marketing and Business Competition, served as President of her Mock Trail team, was a delegate to the Model United Nations, served as Captain of her high school softball team and created a marketing campaign to raise awareness and funding for the Shelter Our Sisters campaign against domestic violence.

 

Nest 104 congratulates the 2013 recipients. Their academic and extracurricular achievements are outstanding. Along with the 2005 through 2012 recipients, we take pride in their accomplishments and wish them every academic and career success.

Czolem!
Stan Tafil, Pres.
On behalf of the Nest 104 Scholarship Committee