East Hampton, NY: On Thursday, May 28 the 2020 Twomey, Latham, Shea, Kelley, Dubin and Quartararo, LLP Community Service Scholarship recipients were announced during East Hampton High School’s virtual Awards Ceremony. The year’s winners are Alfredo Chavez Jr. and Samantha Totten.
Alfredo has dedicated nearly 700 hours of community service. He is President of East Hampton High School’s Century Club having volunteered his time at the Springs Food Pantry, East Hampton Food Pantry, and Project Most, an extracurricular enrichment program for children in Kindergarten through Grade 8. In addition to his dedication to service, Alfredo has been actively involved in community theater programs and musical competitions locally, in which he has received many awards and recognition for his musical talents. Teachers enjoyed having Alfredo in their classes. “He is a curious learner who radiates the class atmosphere with enthusiasm. He has a big heart and is always helping to motivate his peers.” Alfredo is a first-generation college bound student who plans to pursue a career in financial planning. This fall Alfredo will be attending Suffolk County Community College.
Samantha has found community service to be a fun opportunity to give back to the community. She began volunteering in 6th grade, participating with various organizations to help people of all ages. Samantha was inducted into East Hampton High School’s Century Club her sophomore year and has accumulated nearly 650 hours of community service across a variety of organizations. Under her leadership, Samantha’s class has become the highest fundraising class in East Hampton’s history. Samantha is a member of the National Honor Society, World Language Honor Society, Member of Hamptons Music Educators Society, and Key Club, a Kiwanis sponsored school sanctioned club dedicated to improving the community. Named Leader of the Year for her work and service to the East Hampton Library, Samantha has served as its president for the past two years. In addition to her academics, character, leadership, and public service, Samantha is especially passionate about preserving the quality of our local waters and other environmental threats. This fall Samantha will be attending Binghamton University.
Alfredo and Samantha were each awarded $1,000 to help with college expenses.