The Huntington Lions Club believes so strongly in Jeraine Nieves-Morales’ potential that it has awarded the Huntington High School Class of 2019 member a $5,000 scholarship.
The teenager plans to attend Guttman Community College in Manhattan. It’s City University of New York’s first new community college in four decades.
Huntington Lions Club scholarship award recipient Jeraine Nieves-Morales.
An award winning artist, Ms. Nieves-Morales has refused to allow sight impairment to stop her from pursuing and achieving her goals. One of her most unique pieces of art was a wedding dress made with fabric and pieces of broken mirrored glass. She worked on it for four months. “Broken Dreams” was exhibited at this year’s Huntington Arts Council’s High Arts Showcase XV and won a Best in Show Award.
Ms. Nieves-Morales has studied art with Huntington High School teachers Kristin Singer, Ayallah Jeddah and Kim Valerio. She’s impressed everyone and is sure to make a splash at Guttman Community College.
Huntington Lions Club President John DeLorenzo presented the scholarship to Ms. Nieves-Morals during senior academic awards night in the Huntington High School auditorium.
The mission of Lions Clubs International is “to empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.”
Huntington Lions Club scholarship award winners since 1995 include: