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Matt McHugh ’16 receives a scholarship check from Southern Rensselaer County Rotary Club president Terry Brewer and president-elect Debbie Rodriguez.

Matt McHugh ’16 receives a scholarship check from Southern Rensselaer County Rotary Club president Terry Brewer and president-elect Debbie Rodriguez.

Columbia High School senior Matt McHugh received a $1,000 scholarship from the Southern Rensselaer County Rotary Club on Thursday evening.

McHugh, who will major in biology at Siena College in the fall, was nominated based on academic, civic and extracurricular achievements.

His accolades include:

 

  • Member of Columbia’s National Honor Society
  • NYS Comptroller Achievement Award
  • NYS Attorney General Triple “C” Award for Character, Courage and Commitment
  • Suburban Scholastic Council Excellence in Leadership Award
  • Nicholas Budnowski Memorial Scholarship Award
  • Rotary Club Citizenship Award
  • Town of East Greenbush Spotlight on Youth Award
  • Nine varsity letters in wrestling
  • Team captain for Columbia wrestling (2015 and 2016) and football (2016)
  • 4x Class A place finisher and 4x Section 2 place finisher for wrestling
  • Named to the Senior exceptional football game
  • Volunteered as part of Principal’s Leadership Team