The Friends of The Smithtown Library, a volunteer organization dedicated to supporting the Library, has awarded its 15th annual scholarship. This scholarship is awarded annually to graduating Smithtown Library cardholders. The first place scholarship was presented to Smithtown High School East graduate Taylor Saar; second place was presented to Smithtown High School East graduate Emerson Cozine.
Taylor Saar was accepted to Penn State College and the University of Delaware for the fall. She is no stranger to The Smithtown Library, participating in over 400 hours of volunteer work at the Nesconset Building including Kindness Cards, Bookmark Volunteers, Washkits, Paracord Bracelets and more. She also volunteered her time for the Red Cross and Long Island Cares.
Emerson Cozine will be attending Loyola University Maryland in the fall. She was awarded the Girl Scout Silver Award, has years of experience volunteering at summer camps and is involved in leadership activities in her school.
The Friends, along with The Smithtown Library congratulate these two young women on this award and wish them much success in their future endeavors.