At the recent Garden City High School Senior Awards Night, senior Thomas Van Noy was awarded the Garden City Foundation’s “Althea Robinson Excellence in Business Education Scholarship.” He was selected by the Garden City High School (GCHS) business education and guidance departments as the student who best exemplifies the spirit of the Garden City business community by achieving academic success in the area of business, criteria set by the Garden City Foundation.
The $3,000 scholarship will go towards Van Noy’s college education. He will attend Baruch College this fall to pursue a business degree with accounting as his major. His ultimate academic goals are to become a CPA and then go on to law school.
With a focus on business, Van Noy’s business courses at GCHS included college accounting, college marketing, AP macroeconomics, marketing and advertising, business management, business law plus entertainment and marketing. He had been a member of both the Future Business Leaders of America Club and the Stock Market Club.
Van Noy is a member of the National Honor Society, the Business and Marketing Honor Society, the Tri-M Music Honor Society and the Sociedad Honoraria Hispanic (Spanish Honor Society). He also received the Breakfast of Champions Award from the high school’s business department in honor of his outstanding contributions to the school in the field of business. Van Noy’s extracurricular activities and participation in various areas of community service are also well documented.
As a means to give back to the community, the Garden City Foundation’s award arm was formed in 2001 and incorporated in 2003 under the nonprofit corporation law of the State of New York. Known as the Garden City Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc., it is commonly referred to as the Garden City Foundation.
Its mission is to promote and support Garden City’s civic and charitable organizations and further, to promote the scholastic achievement of students who reside in Garden City; and to assist Garden City residents in need. As part of its mission, the Foundation annually awards “The Althea Robinson Excellence in Business Education Scholarship” to a deserving Garden City High School senior.
—Submitted by the Garden City Foundation