Amherst Central High School
Allison Johnson, shown here with her
parents, was the recipient of the 2012 Angela Y. Coniglio Memorial
Scholarship at Amherst’s Awards Assembly on May 24. Go to
http://bit.ly/AllieJohnsonScholarship to see the presentation.
At Amherst, Allison
had a 3.99 GPA, ranking 17th of 219 in her class. She took
Honors courses in Earth Science, English,
Biology, Physics and many other subjects, and also
participated in numerous extra-curricular activities such as
Orchestra, Chorale, Operetta, and Italian Club.
She was president of the National Honor Society chapter in
her junior and senior years.
Allison was on the JV Soccer team in grade 9, and ran
Varsity Track from grades 9 through 12, as well as Varsity
Cross Country from grades 10 through 12. Her
accomplishments and awards reflect the ideals for which Angela was
an advocate. Among her the other awards were Varsity
Cross Country MVP Award
in grades 11 and 12, the Jannette Bonrouhi Award for hard
work and running excellence, and for four straight years, the
Varsity Track Scholar-Athlete Award.
Allison will attend Ithaca College, where she will major in
Speech Pathology. See the
for a note from Allison.
recipient of Angela’s scholarship at Amherst is Emma Smith. Emma
earned a 3.85 grade point average and played varsity soccer and
lacrosse, and junior varsity basketball. She was a three-year
starter in soccer, and the team’s captain in her senior year. She
was selected to the ECIC second team in 2011, and its first team in
Emma was the outstanding defensive player of the year in 2011 and
2012. She was a children's guide for Buffalo Audubon’s
‘Enchanted Forest’ and volunteered with the Boys and Girls Clubs
of the Northtowns.
shown here with me at the award presentation, will attend Niagara University, majoring in Nursing.
Her warm letter to us after receiving the Scholarship is in the
In early 2014, Pat Fiorella,
a friend from the ‘70’s, sent us a book she had written back then
about her son Stephen and Angela, teammates on Angela’s first hockey
team. It’s at
Taylor Balser had a 3.6+
GPA at Amherst Central High School, where in four years, in
three sports (Varsity Field Hockey, Bowling, and Softball) she was
selected as a team captain a total of seven times. She is the 2014
recipient of Amherst’s scholarship and award in memory of Angela.
Taylor earned All-State, First Team All-WNY, and
honors in Field Hockey, leading the team to the State Regionals, the
Section VI Championship, and the regular season Division III
Championship, finishing undefeated and ranked #1 in WNY. She was the team’s Most Valuable Player and was named to the
National Field Hockey Coaches’ Association National Academic
Squad as a WNY Scholar Athlete Honorable Mention.
She earned ECIC III First Team in Softball in 2013,
when she was the team MVP in that sport, and she was recognized
in 2014 as well.
She was selected
as the female honoree from ACHS for the 2014 Amherst Avenue
was a Student of the Month and a Junior
Scholar Athlete at Amherst. Where she was a member of the
Council, Executive Board and the National Honors Society. She’ll
attend Mercyhurst University, where she will major in Special Education and
play Field Hockey. She sent us a lovely note, see it in the