The Medina Sandstone Society John Ryan Scholarship Committee for 2022 tasked the student applicants with a different approach to replace the standard written essay, with amazing results.
The committee, consisting of Kathy Bogan, Rob Klino, Matt Holland, Craig Tuohey and Mary Zangerle, asked the students to produce marketing collateral for a Medina Sandstone building, with the topic “How to market a historical Medina Sandstone building in Medina, New York through a practical use of history.”
This year’s scholarship recipient, Hayden Woodroe, chose the Medina Armory, and produced a PowerPoint video, a fact sheet, and a tri-fold pamphlet. The committee was extremely impressed with his time and effort in this project. His history teacher, Todd Bensley, shared “Hayden was a pleasure to have in class and always a hard worker. I am not surprised his hard work paid off.” Hayden, son of Joel and Libby Woodroe of Medina, NY, was the Salutatorian of the Medina Class of 2022. He plans on majoring in Physical Education at SUNY Brockport this fall.
In June, 2022, the Medina Sandstone Society held an award ceremony at the Sandstone Hall of Fame in Medina City Hall. Members of Hayden’s family were present to watch him receive the $1000 scholarship check, as well as Todd Bensley and Margaret Martin as representatives from the Medina High School History Department. A reception immediately followed the award ceremony.