2021 Scholarship Recipients
Congratulations to our 2021 Scholarship Recipients, Katharine Rudelic, Kathlyn Coyne and Natalie Sutter. Katharine, Kathlyn and Natalie have stellar academic records and fill their free time with academic clubs, sports, and community service.
Kathlyn Coyne - Rye High School (Irish Heritage Scholarship Recipient)
An Irish Step Dancer since the age of 4, Kathlyn has danced competitively from 2007 through the present. She dances with Doherty Petri Irish Dance Company. Throughout high school, she has maintained a rigorous academic schedule and achieved a 99% GPA. In addition, Kathlyn has been part of the Track and Cross Country teams as well as being actively involved in many community service projects. She plans on joining the Irish Dance Team at Notre Dame when she attends this coming fall and plans on majoring in Marketing/Finance.
Natalie Sutter - Rye Neck High School (Irish Heritage Scholarship Recipient)
Natalie is also an Irish Step Dancer, dancing with the Lynn Academy of Irish Dance and has participated/danced in the Sound Shore St Patrick's Day Parade. While in high school, Natalie has been captain of the Rye Neck Varsity Softball team and also has been a player on the Varsity Field Hockey team. She has volunteered since 2017 at the Women's Club in Mamaroneck and the Larchmont/Mamaroneck Little League, while maintaining a 3.2 average. She will be attending Sacred Heart University in the fall and will be taking advantage of the study abroad program and intends on taking a semester to study in Dingle, Ireland. Natalie plans on majoring in exercise science.
Katharine Rudelic – Mamaroneck High School (Marshal Mohr Scholarship Recipient)
Katharine is our very first Marshal Mohr Scholarship recipient. A first generation immigrant with Croatian roots, She has achieved a 93.8 % GPA, and was inducted in the National Honor Society. Katharine has applied to SUNY schools, five in total, and has been accepted to them all. She plans to major in Psychology.
The parade committee and past parade Grand Marshal Chris O’Callaghan along with current co-Grand Marshals Kate Bialo and Joe Durney, officially presented these deserving students with their scholarships at the Sedona Taphouse in Mamaroneck. $40,000 in scholarships has been awarded in a tradition that began with the first Sound Shore St. Patrick's Day Parade. "Our aim has always been two things”, said Parade President Joe Mauro, “To organize a great parade event for the Sound Shore community and also provide for scholarships for deserving students. We’re grateful for the opportunity to make a small difference in these admirable young people’s lives.”
The Soundshore St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a celebration of Irish-American heritage and the American immigrant experience for the entire Sound Shore community, from Port Chester to Pelham, marching down Mamaroneck Avenue through the village of Mamaroneck to Harbor Island, the best place to march in a St. Patrick’s Day Parade celebration this side of Dublin City.
For more information on how you and your organization can march in the parade, donate to the Parade Scholarship Fund or join us for the annual golf outing in the Fall, please visit www.soundshoreparade.com.