Kairewich Sweeps HHYF Scholarships for 2022

Lilly Kairewich has been selected as the 2022 recipient of both the Curt Greene Memorial Scholarship and the Sweet Karen Scholarship. Lilly is the daughter of Matt and Haylee Kairewich from Chittenango, New York. She has begun her freshman year at SUNY Morrisville in and is pursuing an associate’s degree in nursing.

“The selection committee immediately recognized the aptitude of Lilly. While not from a racing family, Lilly will always love harness racing and appreciate what her HHYF experiences taught her which will help both in her collegiate efforts as well as in life” explained HHYF Executive Director Ellen Taylor.

The Greene Memorial Scholarship is named in honor of the late Communicator’s Corner Hall of Famer Curt Greene whose passion for harness racing ran deeply. The Sweet Karen Scholarship is named after the HHYF trottingbred whose patience allowed many young people hands-on harness racing experiences.

Inaugural Harold & Marcia Memorial Scholarship Selections

Due to the generosity of the David Snyder and International Sound, the following students are the 2022 recipients of the Harold and Marcia Snyder Memorial Scholarships:

  • Kelly Weigle from East Berlin, PA will receive $7500 to pursue her veterinary medicine degree from Lincoln Memorial University;
  • Landon Blumenfeld from Winter Park, FL will receive $3500 to pursue his mathematics/statistics degree from Arizona State University;
  • Victoria Moore from Washington Court House, OH will receive $2000 to pursue her degree in social work/occupational therapy from Wilmington College;
  • Jonas Scott from Warwick, MD will receive $2000 to pursue his degree in computer science/engineering from Bucknell University.

“My family and I are very pleased with the selections of the recipients for the scholarship named in honor of my parents. It is our hope that the financial assistance will help these students continue their educational goals and, hopefully, stay connected to our wonderful horse racing industry,” said David Snyder. “We are also excited to have HHYF administering this effort going forward which helps keep our memories of Stan Bergstein and his immeasurable HTA impact alive as well.”

For more scholarship information, click this link https://hhyf.org/scholarships/ or call the HHYF office at 317.908.0029. Photos available on request

The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is a charitable 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing young people and their families educational opportunities with harness horses in order to foster the next generation of participants and fans. The Foundation has been making a difference in young people’s lives since 1976; its programs include interactive learning experiences with racehorses as well as offering scholarships and creating and distributing educational materials related to harness racing.

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