The Hudson Valley Oil Heat Council has announced its 2012 scholarship winner — Samantha Michalek. She graduated seventh in her class of 387 from Minisink Valley Central High School in Slate Hill, N.Y. and will be attending Stony Brook University in the fall to pursue a career as a surgical Oncologist.
Michalek’s interests in high school were softball and volleyball. She was captain of the varsity volleyball team for two years and received the MVP award in her senior year.
In her junior year she received the Rotary Youth Leadership Award and attended the leadership conference at Mount St. Mary College in Newburgh, N.Y. She is also a member of the National Honor Society and attended the medical program New Vision where she has received 23 college credits for her efforts.
First organized and incorporated in 1959, the Hudson Valley Oil Heat Council is dedicated to promoting greater comfort, convenience and safety in area homes and businesses through research and application of advanced methods of heating, cooling and air conditioning.