Huntington Town Fire Chiefs Present Scholarships
Story & photo by Steve Silverman
The Town of Huntington Fire Chief’s Council recently presented their annual Scholarship Awards to students affiliated with the town fire and rescue services. Council President Scott Waryold of Greenlawn presented the scholarships to, from left, Dylan Angevine of Huntington, Nicole Ciafardini of Greenlawn, Megan Waring of Centerport, Chief Scott Waryold, Daniel Paccione of Commack, David Lindley of Northport, Joseph Nardelli of Huntington Manor, and Brianna Simpson of Centerport. The seven recipients were selected randomly from over 100 applicants.
Dylan is the son of Huntington Community First Aid Squad member Gina Angevine, and is attending the John Jay College of Criminal Justice where he is majoring in Police studies.
Nicole is the daughter of Greenlawn firefighter Richard Ciafardini, and is attending Temple University and is studying Nursing.
Megan is the daughter of Centerport firefighter Bruce Waring, and is attending the University of Rochester where she is a Business major.
Daniel is the son of Commack FD Chief Peter Paccione, and is attending SUNY Farmingdale and majoring in Sports Management.
David, a former Northport Junior and son of firefighter David Lindley, is attending Virginia Tech where he is studying Construction Engineering and Management.
Joseph is a Junior in the Huntington Manor Explorers, and is studying Fire Science at Nassau Community College.
Brianna is a former Centerport Junior and daughter of Centerport FD Ex-Chief Robert Simpson. She is attending Suffolk Community College and majoring in Occupational Therapy.
The seven $500 scholarships are awarded annually in the memory of Dix Hills Chief Terry Farrell and Huntington Manor Chief Peter Nelson, both FDNY Rescue Company 4 firefighters who were killed in the line of duty on 9/11; Huntington Manor Fire Chaplain Richard Holst and Dix Hills Firefighter Walter Hessling who both died in the line of duty in 2009; Huntington Manor Ex-Chief and Commissioner Joe Lynch, Town of Huntington Supervisor’s representative Billie Pastore, and Eaton’s Neck Assistant Chief Kevin Brandon who passed away last year.