United Helpers' Scholarhsip Winners - Pictured, front row are: Marcie Barney, (far left), with daughter Megan Barney and, Amanda LaRue with her mother, Sandy, (far right). Second row: Stephen E. Knight, CEO, United Helpers; Betty Mallott, Scholarship Committee Chair; Edward Gordon, Committee Member; Dr. Ravinder N. Agarwal, President of the Society of the United Helpers Board of Directors; Gail Bongiovanni, Committee Member; and Robert Balfour, Committee Member. Missing from photos is Aubrey Czajkowski.

United Helpers Awards Helen S. Randles S

Ogdensburg – The Society of the United Helpers recently granted three high school seniors the Helen S. Randles Scholarship Award. Megan Barney, of Madrid-Waddington Central School; Aubrey Czajkowski of Massena Central School; and Amanda L. LaRue of Ogdensburg Free Academy.
These scholarships are made possible through the generous donation of an endowment by Helen S. Randles. Helen Randles served the United Helpers organization for 45 years, including terms as president of several boards. “Helen Randles appreciated the value of education and the importance of the field of health care and she would be very pleased with this year’s recipients,” said Dr. Edward I. Gordon, Scholarship Committee Member. “We honor these young women, not only for what they have achieved and accomplished so far, we honor them for what they will become.”
Megan Barney will attend Keuka College in Keuka Park, NY in the fall to pursue a degree in Occupational Therapy. She will graduate from Madrid-Waddington Central School, where she is president of the national Honor Society. In addition to her studies, Barney participates as member of the varsity softball, soccer and basketball teams. She is also a dedicated member of the school drama club and an avid community volunteer. She is the daughter of Scott and Marcie Barney of Waddington.
Amanda LaRue will graduate from Ogdensburg Free Academy, where she is Vice President of the National Honor Society. She participated in the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine in Boston, MA and plans to attend LeMoyne College in the fall, pursuing a career in nursing. In addition to her studies, LaRue also works as an activities aide and receptionist for the United Helpers Nursing Home. LaRue is the daughter of Steve and Sandy LaRue of Ogdensburg.
Aubrey Czajkowski will graduate from Massena Central School, where she is a member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society. She is a student in the Allied Health program through St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES and is a member of the National Technical Honor Society. Czajkowski will attend SUNY Oneonta in the fall, majoring in Biology. She plans to continue her education at Clarkson University to become a Physical Therapist. Czajkowski is the daughter of Jay and Laurel Czajkowski of Massena.
“We are always inspired by the applicants and winners of these scholarships,” said Stephen E. Knight, CEO, United Helpers. “The commitment that these young women display to their high school and community paints a very promising picture for their future.”

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