Mable Merryfield Jones Scholarship Fund
Since 1986, the Minerva Historical Society has given scholarships to seniors from Minerva Central School who demonstrate outstanding achievement. wishing to honor the memory of Mabel Merryfield Jones with a lasting memorial, the scholarship fund known as the Mable Jones Scholarship was created in her honor. While honoring Mabel, the grant provides a continuing benefit to our community.
Mabel Jones was a founding member and four time president of the Minerva Historical Society, and contributor to the publication of Minerva 1817-1967 and the Supplement 1817-1985. She was the creator and principal author of the Quarterly, while serving as Town Historian.
In April 2003, a sizeable contribution was received for the Mable Jones Scholarship fund from the estate of W. Gordon Bowie who was Treasurer of the Historical Society from 1986 - 1991.
2022 - Mable Jones
From the moment she walked in the door of the PreK classroom it was apparent that Avery had a very strong sense of self and purpose. During the following 14 years at MCS Avery used those character strengths to help her achieve academic and extra-curricular success.
Avery’s academic achievements include….. president of the National Honor Society, participant in the BOCES New Visions Health Program where she took health-based classes and attended rotations at Glens Falls Hospital. Avery has consistently been on the Emeralds and Honors list
A force to be reckoned with on the athletic field, Avery participated in Nordic skiing, Soccer and Softball. Avery has been named to the Section II State Nordic Ski Team, Soccer 2nd Team All Star and Softball All Star Team off the athletic field, Avery could be found on the Academic Bowl team, traveling to Albany with Youth and Government, and performing with the MCS Band and Choir, member of the MCS Student Council as President of her class, as well as hiking with the GPS Club.
Avery will be attending the University of New Hampshire, studying within the COLSA (College of Life Sciences and Agriculture.
2022 - Avery Bayse
2021 - Kate Wimberly
2020 - Audrey Fish
2019 - Kaleb Davie
2018 - Shane Hill
2017 - Meghan Kelly
2008 - Emma Corey & McKenna Kelly
2005 - Eric Hitchock & Colette Mason
2004 - Elizabeth Kelly
2000 - Jeannine McSweeney
1994 - Sean McSweeney
1993 - Megan Brannon
1991 - Carol Anderson
1990 - Cynthia Howe