JLWOS Awards Scholarships to Local Students

The Junior League of Westchester on the Sound {JLWOS} awarded the Marge Manley Scholarship to three senior boys who demonstrate exceptional commitment to the community.  


Andres Nunez, 18, from New Rochelle High School, discovered a need for a free summer enrichment education program for low-income Hispanic students, so he created one. The program helped 12 students last summer and will increase to 25 this summer.  Andres will be attending University of Pennsylvania to study pre-med.


Nolan James, 18, from Rye Country Day school, is a longtime volunteer at Meals on Main Street (MOMS) in Port Chester.  Nolan developed new delivery strategies to help get groceries to families facing food insecurity and also to meet the safety challenges during COVID-19. He reached out to a local organization for used bikes, then used the bikes to deliver food to the families.  Nolan will be attending Bucknell University.


Oskar Smeals, 18, from Mamaroneck High School, spent many hours volunteering in different organizations, but he found his passion in becoming a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician. Oskar is one of the youngest EMT’s, and he has saved lives by inserting an artificial airway.  Oskar will be attending Boston University and will study Neuroscience.


Photo: JLWOS President Nicole Rusinowicz and Scholarship winners.