West Hempstead teens honored at annual scholarship dinner


The West Hempstead Community Scholarship Fund held its annual dinner on May 14 at Pompeii Restaurant in West Hempstead. Several scholars were recognized for their academics. Town Supervisor Laura Gillen also attended the event, in which she presented Fund President Tom Kemnitzer with a citation.

The Community Scholarship Fund is made up of residents who seek to promote the education of students in West Hempstead and Island Park.

Funds are raised through the cooperation and generosity of the organization’s members, as well as neighbors, businesses and service groups in the school community. This year, the organization celebrates its 50th year of service. A series of events are planned to commemorate its efforts and to raise funds to continue its work.

–Nakeem Grant