LCTV awards 14 scholarships

CONTRIBUTEDAmong this year's winners of scholarships from Lockport Community Television / Spectrum Cable are, from left: front row, Victoria Zarate, Kathleen Matthies, Mara Spero, Mikaela Ventura and Loren Wulf; and back row, Andrew Putnam, Madison Edwards, Veronica Orton, Zachary Schneider, Luke DiFato and Bethany Sielski.

Lockport Community Television, the Lockport Community Cable Commission and Spectrum Cable have awarded $14,800 in scholarships to 14 area residents.

Winners of this year’s Gaskill/Roeseler community service award are Lockport High School students Andrew Putnam, Ethan Menges, Hannah Sobieraski, Riley Auten, Mara Spero, Zach Schneider, Mikaela Ventura, Kathleen Matthies and Luke DiFato; and Newfane High School student Madison Edwards. Gaskill Roseler awards go to outstanding students who volunteered their time to the community.

Winners of the Thomas Riley Memorial Scholarship are LHS students Veronica Orton, Loren Wulf, Victoria Zarate and Bethnany Sielski. Riley awards are for students entering the communications field. 

Applications for 2020 scholarships will be available this fall at the LCTV studio on Niagara Street, online at, and through local high school guidance departments. For more information, call scholarship coordinator Greg Larson at 434-1733.