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CADET CUPBOARD FOOD DRIVE

Saturday, Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Hilton High School(back door near tennis courts)


•Did you know that for $6, you can feed a child in need in our community for an entire weekend?

•Cadet Cupboard, a food pantry for the students in the Hilton Central School District, provides children in need with essential, nutritious food that they can subtly take home and safely prepare on their own.

•Food is a basic need for everyone but especially for growing children. Childhood nutrition is critical to their mental and physical development.

BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP!!

Monetary donations are also greatly appreciated. Visit the Giving Page above. For more information, contact Scott Ziobrowski, Food Service Director, at 392-1000, ext. 2152

Donations of the following kid-friendly, non-perishable items are needed:

Peanut butter (12 ounce jar)
Whole grain crackers
Canned pastas (pop-top can)
Soups (pop-top can)
Beef stew (pop-top can)
Canned or packets of tuna fish or chicken
Healthy cereal –small boxes
Oatmeal packets
Ramen noodles
Rice or instant potato packets
Macaroni and cheese (microwaveable)
Fruit cups (peaches, applesauce, etc.) –4 ounce
Vegetable cups (corn, green beans, etc.) –8.5 ounce
Trail mixes
Raisins, dried fruit (snack size boxes)
Pudding cups
Juice boxes (apple, orange, or other 100% juice)
Milk, both white and chocolate (do not require refrigeration)
Cereal bars or granola bars

Please no perishable or glass items.

 

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Hilton Education Foundation Fourth Annual Golf Tournament - July 17, 2017

Mark your calendars for the Hilton Education Foundation Fourth Annual Golf Tournament on Monday, July 17 at Deerfield Country Club, 100 Craig Hill Dr., Brockport. Golfers and sponsors are being sought for this important fundraiser with proceeds benefiting the students of Hilton Central School District. The registration form and sponsorship letter can be downloaded here.

 

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Private foundations grow as school budgets tighten

Jamie Melos helps students Logan Kibby, Caleb Casey and Brendon Ryan weigh the class tortoise as part of their math class at Merton WIlliams Middle School in Hilton. (Photo Democrat and Chronicle: TINA MACINTYRE-YEE/@tyee23/staff)

Nearly everything in Jamie Melos' special education classroom at Merton Williams Middle School can be traced back to the Hilton Central School District's annual budget: smart boards from the technology fund; furniture from general operating expenses; salary and benefits for Melos and her colleagues.

Then there's Stewie.

Some school districts might have $130 budgeted specifically for a Russian tortoise, or $15 for nesting material made of coconut fiber, but Hilton isn't one of them. Instead, Melos applied last year for a small grant from the Hilton Education Foundation, established in 2006 to fund student scholarships and teachers' pet projects. In this case, that meant an actual pet.

Monroe County school districts are increasingly looking to independent education foundations as a way to fund small ventures and tap community interest.

The sums are generally trifling in the context of the districts' overall budgets; the 13 organizations combined paid out about $100,000 in 2015-16, meaning the questions of funding equity raised elsewhere in the country are not as pointed here. The increasing prevalence of the foundations, though, comes partly in response to tightening school budgets, in which nonessential expenditures like pet tortoises are under pressure.

Published from the Democrat and Chronicle January 6, 2017: Read more...

 

3rd Annual Pigs on Parade

The pigs are complete and have found temporary homes at local Hilton businesses.  There are 17 decorated pigs in local merchants around town to collect your spare change through the months of December to January.  Please “feed” them when you are able. 100% of the contributions raised will go to benefit Cadet Cupboard.
Find them all and support our local business too. Our pigs can be found at:

Carmestro’s Restaurant                                  Summit Federal Credit Union
The Coffee Corner                                          Five Cent Fast Can & Bottle Redemption Center                  
Hilton Family Pharmacy                                  Green Acre Farm & Nursery 
Hilton NAPA Auto Parts                                  Hilton Parma Public Library
Tops Friendly Markets                                    St. Paul Lutheran Church
Village Elementary School                              Hilton High School
Celebrations Hair Design

All of our Pigs will be auctioned off on January 21, 2017 at Comedy Night Under The Stars. The pigs need new homes and we hope you will consider bidding on these precious pieces of art for a good cause.

 

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Scholarship Winners:

 

Hilton Education Foundation Scholarship
2016 Recipient: Alexa Miles
Collage Attending: SUNY Brockport
2016 Recipient: Michael Cunico
Collage Attending: SUNY Buffalo
$2500 Each and Surface 4

Dr. James D. Nundy Endowment Fund
2016 Recipient: Samantha Braker
Collage Attending:
$500 Each

Dr. Eric A. Cederstrom Academic Award
2016 Recipient: Samantha Barker
Collage Attending:
$350

Hilton High School Music Scholarship
2016 Recipient: Samuel Melita
Collage Attending: Nazareth
 $500

Al Mullan Memorial Scholarship
2016 Recipient: Justin Scheg
$250

Mikolaichik Scholarship
2016 Recipient: John Fichter
Westside Football Camp

Laura Downs Scholarship Fund
2016 Recipient: Courtney Popielarz
Collage Attending:
$500

Brain Scroger Memorial Scholarship
2016 Recipient: CJ Pilon
Collage Attending: SUNNY Brockport
2016 Recipient: Justine Brower
Collage Attending: St. John Fisher
$1000 each

Dimbleby Opportunity Scholarship
2016 Recipient: Meredith Allen
Collage Attending: SUNY Cortland
$500

John Pyles Scholarship
2016 Recipient: Kristen Donovan
Collage Attending: Niagara University
$1000 - 2016
$1000 – 2017

Engineering Leadership Scholarship
2016 Recipient: Michael Cunico
Collage Attending: SUNY Buffalo
$500

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New York Bus Sales LLC. Scholarship
2016 Recipient: Alexa Miles
Collage Attending: SUNY Brockport
$1500

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Front Edge, Inc. Scholarship
2016 Recipient: Courtney Popielarz
Collage Attending:
$1500

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LaBella Associates Scholarship
2016 Recipient: Nicholas Lyons
Collage Attending: Clarkson University
$1500

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3rd Annual Hilton Education Foundation
Pigs on Parade

 

Calling all Artists for Pigs on Parade 2016!!

Pigs on Parade is a major fundraiser for the Cadet Cupboard

The third annual “Pigs on Parade” is underway and open to anyone interested in designing and painting a piggy bank. The pigs will come to life this fall when placed around town to collect change for the Cadet Cupboard, a food pantry for Hilton Central School District students in need of nutritious meals.

The Hilton Education Foundation is seeking artists to be involved with this fundraising event and to consider painting and/or decorating one of these specially designed pigs provided by the Foundation.

In November, the completed pigs will then go on parade at a designated stores in the Hilton community.  
Once in place, the community is invited to partake in feeding the pigs with their favorite food – money!

For more information on participating in this important fundraising event, contact Tim Gagnon, Hilton Education Foundation member, at 392-1078 or email hef{at}hiltoneducationfoundation.org. For more information on Cadet Cupboard, click here.

Download Announcement/Entry
Download Calling All Artists

What is it? Pigs on Parade is a community fundraiser sponsored by the Hilton Education foundation to help support the Cadet Cupboard
 
How does it work? Community members design an original, “work of art” ceramic piggy bank. The banks will be placed in local businesses from approximately from November through January to raise money and awareness for the Cadet Cupboard. They will then be auctioned off at Comedy Night Under The Stars in January at Deerfield Country Club.

Is there a cost involved? The Piggy banks will be supplied by Foundation. Paints and optional materials will be at the expense of the artist.

Important Dates:
Pick up - Wednesday September 14, 7:00 Board Room Quest School
Pig Completion Due Date November 9, Board Meeting 7:00 Board Room Quest School
(November through January- Pigs on display at local businesses)
HEF Comedy Night Under The Stars January 21, 2017 Piggy Banks 

Tips, ideas & suggestions:
Think of it as a “work of art” that will get people excited and they will want to bid on
Utilize Hilton’s rich history
Come up with a funny title or theme (possibly utilizing pig, pork, swine, etc...)
Take advantage of a current event, book, movie, celebrity, etc…
Be careful not to add things that can be easily knocked off, broken or block the opening for donations. These will be in public locations with a lot of movement around them.
Things to avoid- holiday themed pigs and logos or business names on pigs

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Thank you everyone for making the 3rd Annual HEF Golf Tournament a success!!! Pictures coming soon...

 

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HEF 2016 Golf Tournament

The Hilton Education Foundation (HEF), with support from the Hilton Central School District’s Fitness and Wellness Committee, is hosting the Third Annual HEF Golf Tournament at Deerfield Country Club in Brockport on Friday, July 22. Many generous donors and volunteers are making the tournament possible.

The Hilton Education Foundation, founded July 2006, provides students opportunities beyond what the school district can provide. These opportunities are geared toward helping them become self-directed, lifelong learners who think critically and creatively and function as caring, responsible, and productive members of society. Among the initiatives: scholarships which help improve the quality of education in the classrooms; mini-grants to support innovative classroom projects; and recognition of staff members through an Employee Recognition program.

Click here for the 2016 Flyer and Registration Form

The Foundation would like to thank these companies and individuals for supporting it’s Third Annual Golf Tournament:

 

CORPORATE PLATINUM SPONSOR
Frontrunner Networks

CORPORATE DIAMOND SPONSOR
Frontedge    http://www.frontedge.com/
LaBella Associates   http://www.labellapc.com/
New York Bus

CORPORATE GOLD SPONSORS
Summit Federal Credit Union    https://www.summitfcu.org/
Tele Data Com   https://www.teledatacom.net

GOLD SPONSORS
Leonard Bus Sales    http://www.leonardbus.com/
Harris Beach    http://www.harrisbeach.com/
M&T Bank    https://www.mtb.com/
Emco Commercial Flooring
The Legends Group

SILVER SPONSORS
Campus Construction Management    http://www.campuscmg.com/
GP &G Associates     https://www.wadell.com
Cardinal Sports

BRONZE SPONSORS
New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal   http://nysir.org/
Raymond Wager, CPA    http://raymondfwagercpa.com/
Bernard Donegan, Inc.    On Google+: http://goo.gl/u1FtnA
Mitchell – Nagel & Associates     http://www.mitchell-nagel.com/
Workfit Medical    http://workfitmedical.com/
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.    http://www.ajg.com/
Cypress Financial
Hershey Foods
Kimmons Coffee
Utz Quality Food


Special thanks to Deerfield Country Club for generously hosting the event. - See more at: http://hilton.k12.ny.us/news/Golf%20Tournament14.htm


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Thank you to everyone for supporting the 2016 HEF Comedy Night.

 

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Every purchase on Amazon will support the
Hilton Education Foundation through this link:

 

Piggy Banks on Parade

The pigs will soon be lining up for their debut to the public. The pigs have been created by Hilton High School artists, and will be shared soon. Keep your eyes on the Facebook page for the latest news. They promise to be HOG WILG! All proceeds will go towards funding the Cadet Cupboard!
www.facebook.com/Hilton-Education-Foundation-116021861779519/

 

ROC The Day

Lets Roc Hilton!
December 1, 2015

www.roctheday.org/HiltonEducationFoundation

 

Mark Your Calendars for Comedy Night Under The Stars
January 23, 2016

HEF's Comedy Night Under The Stars will take place on Saturday January 23rd at Deerfield Country Club. It promises to be even bigger and better than last year’s sold out event. Tickets will go on sale December 1st, and more information will be available soon.

This event is made possible with the help of many people each year. Consider helping out this year in the following ways:

Volunteer to help
Donate a bottle of wine
Donate tickets to a sporting events, concerts, shows ect. for the Auction
Donate a vacation home?
Sponsor a raffle basket. All you do is write the check ($30 - $50) and we'll make the basket for you with a plaque that the basket was sponsored by

If you are interested in any of these ideas, or have ideas of your own, please email us at  hef@hiltoneducationfoundation.org

Scholarships Awarded:

Hilton Education Foundation Scholarship
The following students have been recognized by their school counselors and educators for their continued academic progress, extra curricular involvement, and volunteer work throughout the school year. From left to right: Danielle Meeker, Andrew Miller:

Hilton High School Music Scholarship
The following student has been recognized by his school counselor and music educator for participating in and benefiting from the Hilton Central School District Music Program. This year's recipient is Eleanor Steinmetz:

 

Dr. James D. Nundy Endowment Fund Recipient
For a student planning a career in veterinary or human medicine. Criteria includes a GPA of at least 83% and exhibition of financial need. This year's recipients are Kaitlin Schmeer & Hannah Latragna:

 

Aggie Seneway Scholarship
The following student has been awarded the Aggie Seneway Scholarship. This year's recipient is Gabriella Milner:

Dr. Eric Cederstrom Academic Award
The Dr. Eric Cederstrom Academic Award is given to a graduating Hilton High School Senior who is plans to complete post graduate work in the health care field, with a grade point average of at least 3.5 (or equivalent). The recipient will be a graduating senior who has tried consistently to set an example for others by conducting his/her life with the same insightfulness, caring, compassion, and commitment to professionalism that Dr. Cederstrom embodied and left as his enduring legacy. This year's recipient is Taylor Sile.

 

HEF thanks 2nd Annual Golf Tournament's many generous sponsors

The Hilton Education Foundation (HEF), with support from the Hilton Central School District’s Fitness and Wellness Committee, is hosting the Second Annual HEF Golf Tournament at Deerfield Country Club in Brockport on Friday, July 17. Many generous donors and volunteers are making the tournament possible.

The Hilton Education Foundation, founded July 2006, provides students opportunities beyond what the school district can provide. These opportunities are geared toward helping them become self-directed, lifelong learners who think critically and creatively and function as caring, responsible, and productive members of society. Among the initiatives: scholarships which help improve the quality of education in the classrooms; mini-grants to support innovative classroom projects; and recognition of staff members through an Employee Recognition program.

The Foundation would like to thank these companies and individuals for supporting it’s Second Annual Golf Tournament:

 

DIAMOND SPONSOR
Frontedge    http://www.frontedge.com/
LaBella Associates   http://www.labellapc.com/

PLATINUM SPONSOR
Legend Group     https://www.legendgroup.com/

GOLD SPONSORS
Campus Construction Management    http://www.campuscmg.com/
iTP Partners    http://goo.gl/VLmFjD
Leonard Bus Sales    http://www.leonardbus.com/
Summit Federal Credit Union    https://www.summitfcu.org/

SILVER SPONSORS
Cardinal Sports Imaging    http://www.cardinalsportsimaging.com/
Harris Beach    http://www.harrisbeach.com/
George W. Kauffman, Financial Advisor    http://goo.gl/Vbk26c
M&T Bank    https://www.mtb.com/
Mondavi Design   http://goo.gl/HwuP9S

BRONZE SPONSORS
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.    http://www.ajg.com/
Bernard Donegan, Inc.    On Google+: http://goo.gl/u1FtnA
Buckpitt & Co.    http://www.buckpitt.com/
EMCO Flooring    http://www.emcoflooring.com/
Hillyard    http://www.hillyard.com/
Mitchell – Nagel & Associates     http://www.mitchell-nagel.com/
New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal   http://nysir.org/
Raymond Wager, CPA    http://raymondfwagercpa.com/
Workfit Medical    http://workfitmedical.com/
Xerox     http://www.xerox.com/

Special thanks to Deerfield Country Club for generously hosting the event. - See more at: http://hilton.k12.ny.us/news/Golf%20Tourney15.htm

 

Summit Federal Credit Union was among 22 generous sponsors that made the Hilton Education Foundation Second Annual Golf Tournament a success. Special thanks to Deerfield Country Club for hosting the event. To view more photos, click here.

 

July 15, 2015 -updated list of sponsors:

Check out the Golf Tournament page for details about our upcoming tournament.

Here is a list of our current sponsors for 2015:

DIAMOND SPONSOR
Frontedge    http://www.frontedge.com/
LaBella Associates   http://www.labellapc.com/

PLATINUM SPONSOR
Legend Group     https://www.legendgroup.com/

GOLD SPONSORS
Campus Construction Management    http://www.campuscmg.com/
iTP Partners    http://goo.gl/VLmFjD
Leonard Bus Sales    http://www.leonardbus.com/
Summit Federal Credit Union    https://www.summitfcu.org/

SILVER SPONSORS
Cardinal Sports Imaging    http://www.cardinalsportsimaging.com/
Harris Beach    http://www.harrisbeach.com/
George W. Kauffman, Financial Advisor    http://goo.gl/Vbk26c
M&T Bank    https://www.mtb.com/
Mondavi Design   http://goo.gl/HwuP9S

BRONZE SPONSORS
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.    http://www.ajg.com/
Bernard Donegan, Inc.    On Google+: http://goo.gl/u1FtnA
Buckpitt & Co.    http://www.buckpitt.com/
EMCO Flooring    http://www.emcoflooring.com/
Hillyard    http://www.hillyard.com/
Mitchell – Nagel & Associates     http://www.mitchell-nagel.com/
New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal   http://nysir.org/
Raymond Wager, CPA    http://raymondfwagercpa.com/
Workfit Medical    http://workfitmedical.com/
Xerox     http://www.xerox.com/

THANK YOU SPONSORS
A-Turf
Steve Ayers
Marcia Bartalo
Bristol Harbour
Canal View Financial Advisors
Caraglio's Pizza
Excellus Blue Cross
Jim Feeley
G&G Fitness
Gym Equipment and Specialities of NY Inc.
The Hershey Company
HG2 LLC - Mark Herington
Jeff Holbrook
Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites
Riddell - Kyle Fenn
Santiago Cigar Factory
UTZ Quality Food

 

 

 

January 2015:

 

Hilton Education Foudation Presents
the 7th Annual Comedy Night Under The Stars


Saturday January 24, 2015
Deerfield Country Club, 100 Craig Hill Road

Featuring Cabaret Variety Show
With Phyl Contestable and Friends

The comedy night was a huge success!! Thanks to the many volunteers and donors as well as all of you who came to enjoy comedy and bid on some items in support of education.

 

 

Every purchase on Amazon will support the Hilton Education Foundation through this link:

Hilton Education Foundation Inc

 

 

December 30, 2014:

If you are interested in volunteering to help with the Empty Bowls event, please contact Mrs. Laurie Steele-Sperber. Thank you!

 

December 1, 2014: Pigs on Parade

Here is a picture of the various pigs on parade across the area. Look for them in each location and consider donating some money to the Hilton Education Foundation. Click each picture for a larger view.

Carmestro's:
Heinrich Collision:
Hovey Street Liquor:
NAPA Auto Parts:
Hilton Family Pharmacy:
Senator Joe Robach:
Summit Federal Credit Union #1:
Summit Federal Credit Union #2:
The Arlington:
Jose Joes:
Summit Federal Credit Union #3:

 

 

Nov 12, 2014:

Shop for a cause-The Hilton Educational Foundation! CHICO's Flyer
On Saturday, December 13,  2014, Chico's at the Greece-Ridge Mall will donate 10% of all sales to the Hilton Educational  Foundation.  Shop anytime on that day and mention the foundation!  This is not limited to Hilton School District employees. Tell your friends and family. Just remember to mention the Hilton Education Foundation!

 

Nov 1,2014:

Hilton 2014 graduate places second at New Balance Nationals
Tyler Ranke walked across the stage on June 28, but it’s running that the Hilton graduate is now known for. The young athlete capped off his senior year with a state championship in the 3000-meter steeplechase with a time of 9:11.24 and his third All American title, which is unprecedented in Section V.
 In June, Tyler came in second in the 2000-meter steeplechase at the New Balance Nationals, Greensboro, NC with a time of 5:51.31. His season ended with him being ranked #2 in the nation for the 2000-meter steeple chase and #2 in the nation for the 3000-meter steeple chase.

Throughout his high school career, Tyler has competed in eight state meets and five national meets. He holds the school record in the 1600-meter run, 3200 meter run and 3000-meter steeplechase and every class record in the same events. He is also an eight-time All Greater Rochester winner and has numerous titles at the league and county levels.
“Tyler exemplifies what we all want in our student athletes and has always represented himself, his family and our community in an outstanding manner,” said Athletic Director Michael Giruzzi. Throughout his high school career, Tyler was coached by Jeff Merkel.
Tyler was recognized at the June 24 Board of Education meeting for his accomplishments as a student athlete. In the fall, he will head to the University at Albany on a Division I scholarship.


Tyler Ranke at the New Balance Nationals with his coach, Jeff Merkel.

10/30 -- PIGS ON PARADE

Be on the lookout for the First Annual Piggy Banks on Parade! 13 piggy banks, designed and painted by Hilton School District art student will be on display throughout Hilton businesses during November and December to raise funds and awareness for the Hilton Education Foundation. . In January, the banks will be picked up so that they can be auctioned off at the Foundation’s Annual Comedy Night Under the Stars on January 24, 2015. If you see a piggy bank, please know our pigs are HUNGRY and their favorite food is MONEY! 100% of the contributions raised will go to benefit Cadet Cupboard.

Locations:

Apple Country Veterinary Hospital (516 North Ave.)
Hovey Square Liquor (11 Hovey Square)
Arlington Restaurant (14 Main St.)
Jose’ Joe’s (24 Main St.)
Carmestro’s Restaurant (50 Canning St.)
Summit Federal Credit Union (41 Hovey Square)
Heinrich Collision (60 Gorton Ave)
The Coffee Corner (32 Main St.)
Hilton Family Pharmacy (32 Main St.)
Senator Joseph Robach (2300 West Ridge Rd.)
Hilton NAPA Auto Parts (109 Lake Ave)

 

10/20 -- Hilton Central School District's own Grace Griffee, and BOCES 2 won the NY School Public Relations Association Award for the Cadet Cupboard Ad Campaign.

 

9/10 -- CORRECTION: Comedy Night Under the Stars 2015 will be held at Deerfield Country Club insetad of the exempt hall.

 

9/1 -- New financial reports are online.

 

9/1 -- Updated the Funded Mini-Grants page.

 

9/1 -- Scholarship Winners

Scholarship winners are now on the Scholarship Winners page on this website.

 

 

Hilton Education Foundation Golf Tournament

The Hilton Education Golf Tournament was a huge success!! Thank you to all the participants as well as those that helped organize and run this event. A special thank you to all the companies and organizations who sponsored a hole for our tournament. We look forward to future tournaments.


 

Hilton Empty Bowls is a Huge Success!

Beautifully handcrafted bowls are now in homes all throughout the community after the incredibly successful Empty Bowls Project held at Village Elementary School on March 5. The event raised over $2,100 for the Hilton Cadet Cupboard, The Bridge of Rochester and Heifer International. Every third, fourth, fifth and sixth grader created a bowl to donate to the event. For $5 per family, participants received a handcrafted bowl and a simple meal of soup and bread. The bowl serves as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger and was created by The Imagine Render Group, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that strives to create positive and lasting social change through the arts, education, and projects that build community. Students at all three elementary schools created bowls from a variety of materials - clay, plaster, paper maché - some of which are useable and other just decorative. The proceeds from the event will be divided evenly between the three charities. Cadet Cupboard is a food pantry for the students in the Hilton Central School District. Children in need are provided with essential, nutritious food that they can subtly take home and safely prepare on their own. The Bridge of Rochester is a team of dedicated staff and volunteers who share the common goal of empowering individuals and families who are homeless in Monroe County while seek community solutions. And Heifer International links communities and helps bring sustainable agriculture and commerce to areas around the world with a long history of poverty. The event drew 600 guests and about 45 volunteers that included parents, staff, high school students, and Village fifth and sixth grade students. Students created a total of 1,200 bowls. For the next two weeks, remaining bowls are available for $5 each in the libraries at the three elementary schools. Students also sold colorful ceramic hearts for $1 each, created decorations for the event and responded to questions like, "What does hunger mean?" on index cards posted throughout the hallways. Special thanks go to Campbell's and the Hilton Family Restaurant for donating 600 servings of soup; Hilton Food Service for donating bread; and the Hilton Rotary Club for donating bottled water.


A New Scholarship has been added to the scholarships page. The Hilton Applefest Scholarship is now available To recognize students who have given their time, talent, and treasure to the Community. This scholarship is hosted by the community.


 

Comedy Night under the Stars draws record crowd!

A snowy night didn’t keep a sold-out audience of 250 people away
from the Hilton Education Foundation’s Comedy Night under the
Stars held Jan. 25 at the Hilton Firemen’s Exempt Hall. Attendees
enjoyed a social hour with time to peruse the silent auction offerings,
purchase 50/50 raffle tickets and enjoy dessert before Comedian
and High School English teacher Marc D’Amico hit the stage with
the Funky Bunch, an improvisational comedy group of high school
students Amy Farrell, Jay Manivong , Kara Phillips and Donovan
Walker, and 2013 graduates Alex Braggins and Noah Pierce.

The feature act, Phyl Contestable, also known as Reverend Mother,
“roasted” members of the audience and had everyone singing her
own version of “My Favorite Things.” “You don’t stop laughing
when you get old; you get old when you stop laughing,” she told the
audience.

Social Studies teacher Chris Monfiletto kept the evening moving
along as master of ceremonies, and the High School Jazz Combo MC
& C Christopher Marsaw and Michael Wall performed throughout
the evening.

Special thanks went to Wegmans, which generously donated $2,500
to the event, along with 2014 Comedy Night sponsors: Campus
Construction Management, Harris Beach PLLC Attorneys at Law,
Hilton Apple Fest, Hilton Family Pharmacy, Infusion Sales Group,
Kimmins Coffee and Summit Federal Credit Union.

The Hilton Education Foundation has provided more than $47,059
in support to Hilton students and teachers, including $16,079 in
grant awards and $30,980 in scholarships. The Foundation also
sponsors the Cadet Cupboard, which currently provides more than 30
children in need with food that they can take home on the weekends
and during school breaks.


The Cadet Cupboard Program is taking donations online now.

Click here to get to the site to make a donation: http://www.hiltoneducationfoundation.org/cadetcupboard


The Hilton Education Foundation is now a member of the American Schools Foundation Alliance:

http://www.asfalliance.org/

 

Scholarships Awarded:

Hilton Education Foundation Scholarship
The following students have been recognized by their school counselors and educators for their continued academic progress, extra curricular involvement, and volunteer work throughout the school year. From left to right: Taylor McHenry, Emma Monfiletto and Taunce Graham:

Hilton High School Music Scholarship
The following student has been recognized by his school counselor and music educator for participating in and benefiting from the Hilton Central School District Music Program. This year's recipient is Dylan Brunett:

 

Dr. James D. Nundy Endowment Fund Recipient
For a student planning a career in veterinary or human medicine. Criteria includes a GPA of at least 83% and exhibition of financial need. This year's recipient is Bryce Gebhardt:

 

Brian Scroger Memorial Scholarship & Dr. Eric Cederstrom Academic Award
The following student has been recognized for both the Brian Scroger Scholarship, which is awarded to a graduating, college-bound Hilton High School Senior with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher who has lost a parent or guardian or who has experienced severe medical challenges themselves, as well as the Dr. Eric Cederstrom Academic Award given to a graduating Hilton High School Senior who is plans to complete post graduate work in the health care field, with a grade point average of at least 3.5 (or equivalent). The recipient will be a senior who has tried consistently to set an example for others by conducting his/her life with the same insightfulness, caring, compassion, and commitment to professionalism that Dr. Cederstrom embodied and left as his enduring legacy. This year's recipient is Sarah Jones: