Booster Scholarships

  • Each year the West Seneca East Spirit Booster Club awards scholarships to graduating seniors to assist in their college endeavors. Thank you to the parents, students, faculty and coaches who have become members and those who support our fundraising activity throughout the year. Through support of the concession stand, Sabres ticket raffle, January Lottery numbers, and the Spring Booster Bash, our members/supporters make these scholarships possible.

    Congratulations to all the award recipients and best wishes in your future endeavors!


    The Rodney E. Whitbeck Memorial Scholarship
    Rodney Whitbeck was one of the founders of the West Seneca East Booster Club and served as the Secretary until 2001, when he passed away unexpectedly. He volunteered endless hours to raise money for equipment and scholarships. He also served on the Athletic Advisory Committee for West Seneca Schools. In 2001 Rodney was inducted as an honorary member to the West Seneca Sports Wall of Fame.

    This scholarship awards $500 to two seniors (a male athlete and a female athlete) selected from recommendations submitted by East Senior coaches.

    2020: 

    2019: 

    2018: Kassidy Aiken,  Joshua Glaub

    2017:

    2016: Carly Cronin, Matt Wallace

    2015: Neesha Mancuso, Dale Nicosia

    2014: Katie Pistorio, Nicholas Faraci

    2013: Elena Doctor, Bayley Zubler

    2012:

    2011: Miranda Czechowski and Christian Brigham

    2010: Lindsey Lennertz and Joshua Osmanski

    2009: Sarah Warner and Sean Gerrity

    2008: Lisa Bzibziak and Kyle Kucharski


    The Derek Falkenbach Memorial Scholarship

    West Seneca East Lacrosse coach Derek Falkenbach was struck by a car on July 4 and died 10 days later as a result of his injuries on July 14, 2007. Respected and admired by his team, Derek's death was a great loss to our community. Award winners each receive a $250 scholarship as tribute to Derek's memory and life.

    2020:

    2019:

    2018: Madison Brzezicki, Christian Rodriguez

    2017:

    2016: John Dolac, Hailey Whitney

    2015: Tyler Macey

    2014: Felicia Suto, Quinn Miller

    2013: Amanda Rusczyk, Jon Haun

    2012:

    2011: Daniel Bzibziak and Owen Krezmien

    2010: Danielle Hawco and Cameron Foster

    2009: Anastasia Zarbo and Jeffrey Persutti

    2008: Colleen George and Greg Bensman


    Additional Scholarships

     The West Seneca East Spirit Booster Club also awards $250 scholarships to senior athletes whose parent(s) are members of the Booster Club or who themselves are members.

    2020:

    2019:

    2018: Kassidy Aiken, Chloe Burns, Dylan Deneka, Sarah Eisenmenger, Christopher Fenger, Joshua Glaub, Nicole Harris, Kelsey Kaufman, Alaina Lanthier, Joshua Maloney, Jacob Maurino, Jared Maurino, Nathan Mellerski, Michael Perillo, Gregory Radka, Julia Slowik, Salvatore Sperrazza, Kara Sztaba, Sarah, Tracy, Andrew Weiner, Alexander Yunke, Kathryn Zieziula

    2017:

    2016: Jason Barblock, Jamie Boyer, Owen Cooperdock, Samuel Corless, Carly Cronin, Grace Dalton, Robert Eisenmenger, Andee Frick, Jaycee Frick, Elyse Fuerst, Erin Gatta, Matthew Greenan, Madisyn Jaszcz, David Kocieniewski, Rebecca Kroll, Monica Lewicki, Molly Murray, Daniel Picciano, Chase Sorrentino, Brian Sztaba, Hailey Whitney

    2015: Elizabth Bengert, Kelsey Beres, Sierra Broad, Leann Glaub, Jill Noscicki, Baylie Slowik, Rachel Zak, Matthew Kumro, Vincent Leone, Tyler Macey, Dale Nicosia, Braian Wasilewski

    2014: Monica Bebak, Katherine Burney, Sarah Lussier, Emma Powers, Anna Powers, Felicia Suto, Brianna Kepfer, Gabrielle Lewis, Elena Osmanski, Katelyn Tobolski, John Greenan, Travis Hicks

    2013: Hayley Barblock, Emily Barrett, Rebecca D'Hilly, Lindsey Schmitt, Sara Wasilewski, Andrew Oak, Zak Osmanski, Austin Powers, Thomas Radder, Michael Skrzypczyk, Bayley Zubler

    2012:

    2011: Alexandra Bovey, Joshua Beres, Jessica Boyer, Rebecca Kowton, Nathan Lawson, Tyler Pacer, Mitchell Skrabacz, Julia L. Suriani, Ryan G. Struzik, Alison R. Wasierski, Michael V. Zarbo, Caitlynn Zubler

    2010: Bryan Bader, Ian Lepo, Joshua Osmanski, Matthew Partacz, Kyle Pilecki, Brandon Simoncelli, Matthew Skrzypczyk, Nicholas Solly

    2009: Charlene Budziszewski, Megan Burney, Jesse Fodero, Joelle Hochulski, Stephanie Gigante, Jeffrey LaJoie, Nick Morrissey, Ethan Murphy, Kenneth Toporczyk, Amanda Walsh

    2008:  Dave Ciepiela, Ryan Cumbo, Liz Delbert, Lauren Kaczkowski, Patrick Odrobina, Molly Watson