Seven area graduates receive Spring scholarship

Seven area graduates recently received the Gregory D. Spring Perseverance Scholarship managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation.

Jesse Both and Anthony Rivera, both of Olean High School; Morgan Davis, Hallie Domes and Nick Mascioni, all from Allegany-Limestone Central School; and Portville Central School’s Stone Lisek and Korah Witherell each received the Gregory D. Spring Perseverance Scholarship for $500 each this year.

Established in memory of Gregory Spring of Allegany by his family, this scholarship is available to graduating seniors of Olean High School, Allegany-Limestone, Portville and Hinsdale Central schools pursuing a degree or certification, preferably, in a trade or technical program.

Both will study computer engineering at the University at Buffalo. Rivera plans to attend Alfred State College to study motorsport technology.

Davis will attend SUNY Fredonia to study speech pathology. Domes will study criminal justice and minor in business at Jamestown Community College. Mascioni plans to study heavy equipment at Alfred State College.

Lisek will study civil engineering at Wentworth Institute of Technology. Witherell will attend SUNY Cobleskill to study wildlife management.

Donations can be made to the Gregory D. Spring Perseverance Scholarship fund at CRCF, 301 North Union Street, Suite 203, or online at

Established in 1994, the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation is growing good by connecting donors to the causes they care about most in the region. Grants from the foundation support many areas, including education, scholarships, health care, the arts, community development, human service, and youth development. To learn more, call (716) 301-CRCF (2723), email, or visit online CRCF is also on Facebook ( and Twitter (@CattFoundation).

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