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Angie Traverse Memorial Scholarships

Angie Traverse was a wonderful mother, an adoring wife, and a great friend to many.  Her creativity, courage, and caring nature strongly touched the lives of nearly all who crossed her path.  For years to come, her artwork at the Discovery Center will continue to help identify this wonderful place that has touched the lives of so many young people.

In December of 2000, Angie was surprisingly diagnosed with a terminal case of non-smoker's lung cancer.  She bravely battled her illness for more than four years.  There was not one time when she ever allowed her illness to define the woman she was.  She constantly looked out for the well-being of others, even during her greatest times of need.  The only fear she faced was that of leaving what she loved so deeply.

What she loved is what will continue to define the woman she was.  Her children carry a sense of great compassion for others.  Her husband emanates her courage.  Her artwork will immortally enshrine her creativity.  Her friends laugh when they remember her uniquely wry humor.

Any college-bound student at a Broome County, NY high school who possesses these "Angie-like" qualities is eligible for these scholarships.  Five one-time awards of $2000 each will be awarded.