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Name: P. Joshua Hatala
Graduation Year: Class of 1997
College Attended/Major 
 2001, BA, English, University of Massachusetts 
2007, MA (with all Ph.D. coursework completed), History, U
niversity at Albany 
2010, MAT, History Education, Bard College 
2019, (expected) Certificate in Advanced Education Leadership, Harvard Graduate School of Education 
Brief Update: I am currently chair of the history department at Emma Willard School in Troy, NY. and am still grateful for the scholarship, which I took with me to Purchase College, where I attended from 97-99. As a first generation college student, the scholarship sent a strong message that the school supported my future. (10/2018)
 
 
Name: Kira Garvie
Graduation Year: Class of 2014
College Attended/Major:
Schenectady Community College
Boston University
Currently: Masters of Music program at Indiana University, studying Organ Performance and Sacred Music at the Jacobs School of Music. 
Brief Update: I am currently in a three year Masters of Music program at Indiana University, studying Organ Performance and Sacred Music at the Jacobs School of Music. I received several scholarships through DFS, which allowed me to attend community college (Schenectady) for two years so I could then transfer to Boston University for undergrad. DFS is a phenomenal program, and has made so many amazing opportunities possible in our community. I am so grateful for the support! (10/2018)
 
 
Name: Joe Raco
Graduation Year: Class of 1997 Received the LT. Richard E. Siter Jr. Memorial Scholarship
College Attended: BS in Elem/Special Ed at SUNY Plattsburgh
                               MS in Reading at SUNY Albany
Brief Update:  I am currently in my 18th year teaching at Taconic Hills.  I teach high school special education, coach varsity golf & girls modified basketball, and am a district approved tutor.  In the summer, I work as the Roe Jan Summer Recreation Program's Director in Hillsdale, NY.  I received the LT. Richard E. Siter Jr. Memorial Scholarship from Dollars for Scholars in 1997.  As a former DFS recipient, I enjoy having the opportunity to give back to a school and community that has given me so much.  I currently organize two events for TH DFS  ("Burger, Bessette, Klima, and Rich" Alumni Basketball Games and the "Remember the Titans" 5k).
 

Name: Emily Carfi
Graduation Year: Taconic Hills Class of 2017
College Attended/Major:
Middlebury College, Class of 2021
Majoring in: Psychology and 
Gender, Sexuality/Feminist Studies
Minoring in: Biology

Brief Update:  Currently I am in my second year of college at Middlebury and I am truly having a great time! Through my college experience so far, I have been able to discover so much about myself and I've really been able to immerse myself in so many new things that now play such a big role in my life. Just in one year at Middlebury, I've had so many more experiences like cross-country skiing in Montreal, log-rolling, learning how to do graffiti (in my graffiti arts class), cooking 40-person meals for community service, tour guiding, and so much more! I am so happy to be in such an amazing place with great friends and a welcoming community around me. In my next few years I am planning to try even more new and crazy things with new people, and eventually in the end of it all, I may attend graduate school to continue furthering my education. But for now, I am going to keep uncovering new things about myself and new, fun experiences that are yet to come! (10/2018)