Emily Williams is headed to Cornell University, but before she started classes on the campus in Ithaca, New York the Huntington High School Class of 2016 member was presented with a scholarship by Appliance World.
Appliance World of Huntington decided it wanted to “give something back” to the young people of the community, so it reached out to the Huntington School District and offered to present a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior with an exemplary record of service on the local, state or national level.
Huntington Class of 2016 member Emily Williams.
Ms. Williams is the second recipient of the two-year old scholarship. Last year’s award went to Kaitlin Dayton, who is beginning her sophomore year at Fordham University.
“Receiving the Appliance World scholarship was an honor,” Ms. Williams said. “It was very gratifying to be recognized for my high school achievements by such a reputable local business.”
A well-spoken, well-liked teenager, Ms. Williams enjoyed a magnificent four year run at Huntington High School. An Advanced Placement Scholar with Honor, the teenager was a member of the National Honor Society as well as the Math, Science, Social Studies and Spanish honor societies.
Ms. Williams intends to study biology on a pre-med track at Cornell. An accomplished gymnast, she was a key member of the Highsteppers, Huntington High School’s competitive dance team that performed locally as well as in regional and national competitions.
The teenager participated in a medical missionary trip to Ecuador with Blanca’s House, which brings “quality medical care to countries and communities throughout Latin America,” according to the organization’s website. “Working with medical personnel throughout America and Canada, we are able to provide both preventative and urgent healthcare to patients in outlying communities in South and Central America. Blanca’s House is different from other medical mission organizations. We offer patients a variety of medical procedures and surgeries in areas including gynecology, gastroenterology, plastic surgery, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, dental care and surgery, audiological and ENT services.”
Huntington's Emily Williams is headed to Cornell University.
The experience in South America was eye-opening for Ms. Williams, who was able to see the impact that grassroots medicine can have in the lives of folks who often lack basic necessities.
Appliance World’s Erin Nathan was on hand at Huntington’s senior academic awards ceremony in the high school auditorium to present the company’s scholarship to Ms. Williams and speak briefly about her exceptional credentials.
A family owned business, Appliance World opened its doors in 1992. It is located at 414 New York Avenue in Huntington village. The company also has a store in Oyster Bay.