Taylor McIntyre, a resident of Trumansburg and senior at Watkins Glen High School, is the September recipient of Keuka College’s George H. Ball Community Achievement Award.
McIntyre will receive a $68,000 scholarship ($17,000 annually) in recognition of her strong academic and community service record.
The award honors Rev. Dr. George Harvey Ball, founder and first president of Keuka College.
McIntyre was nominated for the award by Tammy Lotocky, an instructor in the criminal justice program at The Greater Southern Tier (GST) BOCES.
“Taylor has helped her community and made a difference to the people around her,” said Lotocky. “This consistent willingness to go above and beyond best describes her.”
Here are just a few examples of how McIntryre has made a difference in her school and community:
McIntyre will major in criminology and criminal justice at Keuka and has prepped for her college career in the criminal justice program at GST BOCES. She was selected to serve on the Bush Campus CSI Team, a three-person group that competes in forensic science knowledge and skills on the state and regional level. The team captured second place in a regional competition and this year she will lead the team and train new members for competitions in March and April.
In addition, she was selected by her peers and instructors to serve an eight-week stint as class lieutenant— the highest rank—and was responsible for peer academic support and classroom discipline.
For more information on the George H. Ball Community Achievement Award, or to nominate a high school senior, go to: http://www.keuka.edu/community/