Central, western Maine students awarded Cardillo scholarships

ELLSWORTH – The Maine Community Foundation announces $18,016 in awards from the Daniel Cardillo Charitable Fund, which supports young people pursuing their artistic, academic, athletic, and vocational or life’s passion outside of the traditional school environment.
The 10 students from across Maine will be attending a range of programs, from the New England Music Camp to Japanese Language Camp. Several awardees will be pursuing training in dance and winter sports.
The winners and the programs they will be attending are:
Josie Adams, of Appleton, Young Dancer’s Workshopm Bates Dance Festival, Bates Colleg, Lewiston;
Scott Almquist, of Lewiston, New England Music Camp, Snow Pond Center for the Arts, Sidney;
Alexander Baribeau, of Bethel, Stubai Glacer Training Camp (Austria), Gould Academy;
Sophia Gudroe, of East Boothbay, Summer Intensive Dance Central Pa. Youth Ballet;
Madelyn Jones-Cressey, of Bath, Japanese Language Camp, Concordia Language Villages;
Aidan Mahoney, of Bethel, On-Snow Competition, Gould Academy.
Rylee McCormack, of Carrabassett Valley, Chile EISA/FIS Training Project, US Ski & Snowboard;
Samuel Morse, of Carrabassett Valley, US Ski Team US Ski & Snowboard;
Calista Pagurko, of Whitefield, Pre-Professional Dance Training, Elizabeth Drucker’s Ballet School.
Lucy Pruett, of Augusta, Horse Show Season, Wright Way Stables;
Family, friends and admirers of Dan Cardillo, a compassionate young man with a love of life and its possibilities, established the fund in 1999. Cardillo was a junior Olympic skier, an avid fisherman, a serious student, and a gifted artist who attacked challenges with passion and encouraged others to do their personal best and reach for their goals.
The deadline for the next round of scholarships is May 1. Application and guidelines are available at www.mainecf.org.

PHOTO: Dan Cardillo, of Falmouth, competing in 1998. The Dan Cardillo Charitable Fund was named in his honor. (Submitted photo)