The Woman’s Club of Great Neck presented its annual college scholarship award to high school seniors for academic excellence, extracurricular activities and community service. The four winners each received $1,000 award during the club’s luncheon. The students who received this honor are: Julia Rietbroek of Great Neck, Matthew Collins of Farmingdale, Elizabeth Contino of East Northport and Carolyn Marino of East Norwich.
Rietbroek is a graduate of Great Neck North High School and will attend Adelphi University; Collins is a graduate of Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK High School and will attend SUNY Geneseo; Contino is a graduate of Northport Senior High and will attend SUNY Oneonta; and Marino is a graduate of Our Lady of Mercy Academy and will attend Bucknell University. Bettilou Feaster and Aurora Collins, cochairs of the club’s Philanthropy Committee, presented the awards.
The Woman’s Club of Great Neck was organized in 1916, admitted in 1925 to the Long Island Federation of Woman’s Clubs and incorporated in 1927. As a founding member and benefactor, Francoise Barstow was a great leader in the community whose accomplishments have survived for nearly a century. To this day, the Woman’s Club of Great Neck lends support to scholarships, various charities, food pantries, provides hand-knitted blankets and hats for newborns and is involved many other charitable projects.