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Friday, November 28, 2014
Lions help students with college costs
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Andrew Hackmack/Herald
David Meltzer, left, listened as Valley Stream Lions Club President Jose Pastrana talked about the organization’s scholarship program on Aug. 7. Meltzer went home with $1,000 for college expenses.

Benoit will be attending John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan to study forensic science. According to her scholarship application, she was in the National, French and Science honor societies, was a member of the school newspaper, Students Against Destructive Decisions, Mathletes and Culinary Club, was a tutor and peer mentor, and belonged to the track, tennis, fencing and lacrosse teams.

Meltzer was joined by his mother, Grace, and father, Arthur, at last week’s scholarship dinner. In addition to the check, he was presented with a certificate, a “Follow Your Dream” pin and a Lions Club pen, “So you can do all your homework,” Pastrana said.

Pastrana reminded Meltzer to challenge himself and achieve even greater successes.

Meltzer, whose early years of school were spent at Wheeler Avenue, said he is looking forward to being on his own for the first time. He said his school work will be his top priority at Temple.

He is grateful for the money from the Lions Club and said he was glad to learn a little bit about the organization, which focuses on community service. “I know they do a lot of charity work,” he said. “It’s nice what they do.”

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