* Three Niagara University students from the College of Hospitality and Tourism Management have been awarded $1,000 scholarships from the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Foundation.
Melissa Neild of Kenmore, Natlaka Gluszko of Rochester and Elizabeth Kozlowski of Niagara Falls will receive the award in two equal installments per academic year.
* The North Tonawanda History Museum announced the completion of successful summer internships and community service by area young people.
Ashley Herman, a Lockport resident and student at Brockport State College; Kathryn Jordan, a North Tonawanda resident and student at the College of St. Rose in Albany; and Michael El-Sharif, a resident of the City of Tonawanda and student at Niagara University, assisted the museum in completing the manual cataloging of all items in its growing collection, updating of the extensive mailing lists, research and also worked on the museum cataloging software. They also worked as office assistants and participated actively in the museum's summer events and activities.
Jason Law, a City of Tonawanda resident and D'Youville College student, continued his work on the museum's developing oral history program, a program for which he created the format as a college internship in 2004. He has been a volunteer since the spring of 2004 and has participated regularly in the museum's history night programs.
Heather Sowder, a resident of West Seneca who completed her master's degree at the University of Buffalo, worked in the museum throughout 2004 and 2005 and was involved with exhibit creation, mailing list efforts, a wide variety of activities, including volunteer recruitment and clerical work, and participated actively in the museum's events and activities, including Winter Walk 2004, the T-NT Expo, Canal Fest of the Tonawandas and the Historic Treasures Tour 2005.
Priscilla Zellner Neal, a North Tonawanda resident and Niagara County Community College student, has worked as an office assistant, serves as co-chairwoman of the House and Grounds Committee and participated actively in the museum's events and activities, including history night programs, Winter Walk 2004, the T-NT Expo, Canal Fest of the Tonawandas and the Historic Treasures Tour 2005.
Abigail Cliff, a Grand Island resident and student at Grand Island High School, worked as an office and museum assistant throughout the summer.