Thursday, 28 September 2017 21:46

SSHS Student Earns Scholar Award

On behalf of Saratoga Sponsor-a-Scholar, Yothan Sage receives a check for $18,000 from The Coull Foundation, which is presented by Gretchen Squires, owner of Posie Peddler and member of the foundation’s board. Saratoga Sponsor-A-Scholar’s Executive Director Jim LaVigne (at right) nominated Sage. Photo provided.

SARATOGA SPRINGS – Yothan Sage, a Saratoga Springs High School sophomore, has been designated as the Saratoga Sponsor-A-Scholar’s (SSAS) Coull Foundation Scholar.

Sage is a member of the SSAS incoming class—their tenth—who will receive mentoring and financial assistance for up to seven years as he proceeds through high school and college.

In nominating Sage, SSAS Executive Director Jim LaVigne noted that he is a three-sport athlete who has maintained an outstanding 91 average in his studies.

Founded in 2004, the Coull Foundation is dedicated to the memory of Betty and Tom Coull of Rancho Palos Verdes, California in support of education, cancer research and the arts. Gretchen Squires, owner of the Posie Peddler in Saratoga Springs, is Betty’s niece and a member of the Coull Foundation’s Board of Directors.

Squires introduced SSAS to the Coull Foundation board and was successful in obtaining the $18,000 grant.

To date, The Coull Foundation has primarily concentrated its grant support toward Southern California-based not-for-profits and charities. Saratoga Sponsor-A-Scholar became its first upstate New York recipient, due to Squires’ interest and involvement. 

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