$10,000 Anthony A. Martino Memorial Scholarship Recipient Announced for 2012

Scholarship Program Recognizes Three Goddard School Alumni for Excellence in Education

King of Prussia, PA (PRWEB) June 14, 2012 - Goddard Systems, Inc., franchisor of The Goddard School®, has named Emily Moss of Dublin, OH, the 2012 recipient of the fifth annual Anthony A. Martino Memorial Scholarship (AAMMS). The $10,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a junior or senior in high school who graduated from The Goddard School. This year’s other finalists included Haley Carley of Dublin, OH and Kristyn Tremblay of Mahwah, NJ.

The AAMMS is named in memory of the founder of The Goddard School franchise system, an entrepreneur who started several other well-known franchise companies including AAMCO Transmissions, Inc. and MAACO Auto Painting and Bodyworks, Inc. Mr. Martino worked his way up from humble beginnings to achieve great things for himself and his family.

This year, for the very first time, the public was invited to help select the scholarship recipient. Videos of the top three finalists were posted on The Goddard School Facebook page and fans voted for their top choice. The AAMMS winner will receive $10,000 to use toward their education at an accredited college or university. The two runners up will each receive a $250 Goddard School American Express Gift Card to use towards books and school supplies.

"The Anthony A. Martino Memorial Scholarship provides financial assistance to a graduate from The Goddard School who demonstrates an excellent work ethic and perseverance that exemplified Martino's commitment to his career, family and community," says Joe Schumacher, Chief Executive Officer for Goddard Systems, Inc. "We know we have many alumni who meet the criteria and we are delighted to recognize Emily, Haley and Kristyn as they embark on their college careers.”

Winner Emily Moss attended The Goddard School located at 6239 Perimeter Drive in Dublin, OH and graduated from the school’s Pre-Kindergarten program in 1999. Moss, also a graduate of Dublin Jerome High School with an outstanding academic background, has been deeply involved in a variety of extra-curricular sports, clubs and volunteer activities. Moss will be attending Ohio State University in the fall and plans to study in the school’s honors program for neuroscience.

“The Goddard School always encouraged me to try new things and helped shape me into the well rounded individual that I am today,” said Moss. “I am thrilled to have been selected for this scholarship and recognized by Goddard Systems for my academic achievement.”

Finalist Harley Carley attended The Goddard School located at 6239 Perimeter Drive in Dublin, OH and graduated from the school’s Pre-Kindergarten program in 2000. Carley, a graduate of Dublin Coffman High School, has volunteered more than 100 hours at her area Ronald McDonald House. She was involved in a variety of extra-curricular activities and was named valedictorian of her class. Carley will be attending Emory University in the fall and plans to study anthropology and human biology.

“When I first went to The Goddard School, we had just moved from West Virginia, and it was a great way to meet people my own age,” said Carley. “The Goddard School helped me develop my people skills and think outside the box through different creative learning activities.”

Finalist Kristyn Tremblay attended The Goddard School located at 150 Hilltop Road in Ramsey, NJ and graduated from the school’s Pre-Kindergarten program in 1998. Tremblay, a graduate of Mahwah High School, has a superior academic background and has also been deeply involved in a variety of high school sports including soccer, basketball and lacrosse. Tremblay will be attending Towson University in the fall and plans to study marketing and fashion merchandising.

“From a young age, The Goddard School taught me to be independent and to work well with others,” said Tremblay. “The school also gave me the foundation to be a hard-working student, a committed teammate and a loyal friend. “

To view the video of the finalists, please visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuSNYVi0K1w.
For more information on the Anthony A. Martino Memorial Scholarship, please visit http://www.goddardschool.com/Scholarships.

About The Goddard School

At The Goddard School, children from six weeks to six years are encouraged to develop at their own pace in a nurturing environment supported by a team of dedicated teachers. With 380+ Goddard Schools in 35 states, the FLEX™ Learning Program, the foundation of The Goddard School’s AdvancED and Middle States accredited programs for exceptional early childhood education, reaches more than 45,000 students. The program enhances children's emotional, social, intellectual and physical development and provides the foundation for a lifelong love of learning. The Goddard School’s comprehensive curriculum, developed with early childhood education experts, provides the optimal environment for each child's early educational development. To learn more about The Goddard School, please visit http://www.goddardschool.com.

Contact:

Greg Avdoian
No Limit Media Consulting
(312) 525.3996

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