Massena Central graduate awarded Rosenbaum Memorial Scholarship
MASSENA - A graduating senior at Massena High School has been named the 2021 recipient of the Jeannette and Saul Rosenbaum Memorial Scholarship.
Madeline Brown will receive $500 toward her first year of college studies. She will matriculate this fall at Nazareth College, where she plans to study psychology enroute to a career in school counseling.She is the daughter of Danielle and Joseph Brown of Cherry Street in Massena.
The scholarship, named in memory of two lifelong Massena residents, is designated annually for a graduating senior at Massena HS who has made a significant commitment to volunteer service.
Madeline is being honored for her extensive commitment to multiple volunteer programs and organizations at her school and in the community, notably as a Learn-to-Lead mentor, which has paired her with an “at-risk student.” She also has an extensive record of service supporting senior citizens at the Elks Lodge.
In school, she has served as stage manager of theater productions and competed for the soccer and track teams.
In her letter of recommendation, guidance counselor Nicole LaPage, said: “Her capacity to function well with multiple irons in the fire was noticed early in her high school career by adults. It has led to Maddie being entrusted with some of the most complex organizational and leadership roles within our system.”
The Rosenbaum scholarship, which is awarded annually, is funded by grandchildren of Saul and Jeannette Rosenbaum, whose two children, Ruth and Joel, graduated from Massena High School in the 1940s. Saul Rosenbaum owned and operated a men’s clothing store for many years on Main Street in Massena.