Our scholarship program at Northport High School includes an award to a graduating senior who demonstrates the importance of loyalty in their lives. A committee of teachers, community members and Chris’s family chooses this award.

Another award goes to a graduating senior on both the girl and boy’s lacrosse teams.  The recipient of this award, chosen by his or her teammates, is a member of the lacrosse team who, while not a starter, exemplifies loyalty, teamwork and the ability to use humor to help his or her teammates relax when the pressure is greatest; all traits that Christopher demonstrated while serving in the Marine Corps.

In addition to the above scholarships, there is also one available to a member of the graduating class who has chosen to enter the military after graduating high school, as Christopher did.  A friend of Chris’ who chooses to remain anonymous funds this scholarship.  We are grateful for their incredible generosity.

We are extremely proud of our community and grateful for the generosity and support we have been given over the years since Christopher’s death.  We hope by “paying it forward” to our active military, veterans and community we are continuing Christopher’s legacy of service to his community and country.

View the recipients of each award by selecting the link below:

The Cpl Christopher G. Scherer Memorial Scholarship

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Winner:
Brian Hinton
Finalists:
Jordan Descovich, Laura Morella
2009.fw
Winners:
Carolyn Breen
&
Michael Bruckenthal
2010.fw
Winner:
Victoria Arthur
Finalists:
Cassandra Dragone, Michael Norton
2011.fw
Winner:
Emily Teepe
Finalists:
Travis Fishstein, Gavin Theofield
2012.fw
Winners:
Marc Schwartz
&
Connor Hinton
2013.fw
Winner:
Donavan Klis
2014.fw
Winner:
Matthew Merlino
2015.fw
Winners:
Patrick Enright
&
Allison Teepe
2016.fw
Winner:
Thomas Weber
2017.fw
Winners:
Amanda Power
&
Joseph Leonick

The Cpl Christopher G. Scherer Memorial Lacrosse Scholarship

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Winners:
Steven Bauer
&
Danielle Marini
2009.fw
Winners:
Dan Field
&
Christine Stallone
2010.fw
Winners:
Kris Oertel
&
Katie Fitzmaurice
2011.fw
Winners:
Ryan Costello
&
Jackie Olanoff
2012.fw
Winners:
Cameron Pierce
&
Meaghan Kallmeier
2013.fw
Winners:
Joseph Meyer
&
Mara Karpp
2014.fw
Winners:
Mathew Boland
&
Lindsay Theofield
2015.fw
Winners:
Darryl Robinson
&
Amy Breitfeller
2016.fw
Winners:
Robert Fontana
&
Emily Chisholm
2017.fw
Winners:
Alec D’Amaro
&
Deirdre Enright

The Cpl Christopher G. Scherer Memorial Military Scholarship

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Winner:
Rob Gartner
2011.fw
Winners:
Richard Schopp
&
Jodeci Sanchez
2012.fw
Winners:
Ryan Kokel, Philip Macedonio
&
Michel Cunio
2013.fw
Winners:
Joseph Meyer
&
Mara Karpp
2014.fw
Winners:
Ian Fackiener
&
Ryan Burke
2015.fw
Winners:
Dante Lombardi, Alexander Lane, Kurt Kraska Jr.,
Justin Jin & Adrianna Defeo
2016.fw
Winners:
Ryan Bolitho, Faith Scalisa
&
Craig Kraska
2017.fw
Winners:
Gregory Hardenfelder
&
Sean Roniger