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 is awarded to two seniors (a male athlete and a female athlete) selected from recommendations submitted by East Senior Coaches and decided by a committee of East Senior Coaches and staff.
2020: Emma Grzebinski, James Sullivan
2019: Rachel Castello, Alex Sarick
2018: Kassidy Aiken, Joshua Glaub
2016: Carly Cronin, Matt Wallace
2015: Neesha Mancuso, Dale Nicosia
2014: Katie Pistorio, Nicholas Faraci
2013: Elena Doctor, Bayley Zubler
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 small monetary scholarship as tribute to Derek's memory and life. Winners are selected from a committee of East Senior Coaches and staff.
2020: Sarah Fineour, Colin Schmatz
2019: Shaun Dolac, Brianna Sweeney
2018: Madison Brzezicki, Christian Rodriguez
2016: John Dolac, Hailey Whitney
2015: Tyler Macey
2014: Felicia Suto, Quinn Miller
2013: Amanda Rusczyk, Jon Haun
2011: Daniel Bzibziak and Owen Krezmien
2010: Danielle Hawco and Cameron Foster
2009: Anastasia Zarbo and Jeffrey Persutti
2008: Colleen George and Greg Bensman
Booster Member Scholarships
The West Seneca East Spirit Booster Club also awards a small monetary scholarship to senior athletes whose parent(s) are members of the Booster Club or who themselves are members.
2020: Chase Czachorowski, Sarah Fineour, Grace Garbatowicz, Emma Grzebinski, Karlie Mann, Erin O'Neill, Jason Perillo, Andrew Radka, Colin Schmatz, Megan Schuster, Nicole Stoklosa, James Sullivan, Julia Yunke
2019: Eric Alexander, Andrew Beechler, Ethan Bilski, Noah Brisky, Amanda Fenger, Caitlin Gatta, Nick Hamme, Travis Hintzman, Paige Mann, Jesse Pfeiffer
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
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
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