Congratulations to the 2023 Scoville-Meno TCGA Scholarship recipients, Jake Karedes and Joseph Underwood!
Thank you to the Scoville-Meno Family of Dealerships for their generosity and support of Junior Golf in the Triple Cities!
Below is a bit more about this year’s recipients, Jake and Joseph.
Jake began playing golf at a young age and joined the UE Golf team in 8th grade. From the start, Coach Matt Morley and his teammates assisted him in improving his game. In his junior year at UE, Jake received the Hurst Mitten Award and helped contribute to the Tigers 2022 STAC Championship Victory. In 2023, Jake’s senior year, he helped the Tigers win both the Section IV Championship and the STAC Championship. At the conclusion of the season, Jake also had the honor to receive the Nick Dinunzio Award.
In the fall, Jake will join the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University. Upon arrival, he will work towards a degree in accounting or finance with the plan to pursue a business career and potentially create a business of his own. Jake would like to thank the Scoville-Meno family of Dealerships and the TCGA for the opportunity to receive this generous scholarship, which will be useful as he prepares for his freshman year at Syracuse.
Joseph is a 18 year old graduate of Maine Endwell High School in Endwell, New York. He was an honor roll student and was awarded the student athlete award the past two years. Joseph graduated with an advanced regents diploma this June and qualified for the bronze academic award.
He has been a member of the Maine Endwell Varsity High School golf team since the ninth grade and has played as a starter the past two years at Endwell Greens Golf Course. Joseph was a frequent medalist at matches and was selected for the STAC all division team and the STAC Elite team and qualified for the NY state matches in 2022 and 2023.
During the winter months, Joseph swam freestyle and butterfly on the ME State Championship Varsity Swim team, and this spring he competed in singles and doubles on the ME varsity tennis team. Joseph is currently looking at colleges and shadowing local professionals to gain insight into career opportunities.
Joseph is NYS certified in water safety, life saving first aid, and CPR and is currently working at the Highland Park pool this summer. He plans to do some traveling this summer with his family prior to going to college, and trying to play golf as much as he can.