CSF Celebrates with Friends of Nick

This week, CSF had the pleasure of joining our friends at Friends of Nick at their annual awards ceremonies where they announce essay contest winners who will win 4-year private high school scholarships (quite an honor!).

Friends of Nick is a character building program created in memory of the late Nicholas C. Forstmann (brother of our co-founder, Theodore J. Forstmann). As their mission states, they “bring together students, parents, schools and sponsors to engage in an ongoing conversation, discovery and commitment to character.” Friends of Nick works with several of our participating schools in New York, and many CSF Scholars are among those who benefit.

At three awards ceremonies this week, five CSF Scholars were the proud recipients of the Friends of Nick Award. How exciting! We’d like to highlight them here to recognize their achievement:

  • Joselys D. from St. Thomas Aquinas School: Joselys has been a CSF Scholar since 2008 and will be attending Aquinas High School in the fall.
  • Chantera F. from Mt. Carmel-Holy Rosary School: Chantera has been a CSF Scholar since 2005 and will be attending Cardinal Spellman High School. Chantera plans to try out for the volleyball team and currently sings with her school’s choir.
  • Gabrielle U. from Our Lady Queen of Angels School: Gaby has been a CSF Scholar since 2005 and will be attending St. Jean Baptiste High School. Gaby’s principal, Ms. Walsh, tells us that Gaby is one of her most involved students – always volunteering herself for school activities and being by far the most successful candy-seller during school fundraisers.
  • Rolando G. from Annunciation School: Rolando has been a CSF Scholar since 2005 and will be attending Cardinal Hayes High School. His older brother, Adriano, is a former CSF Scholar currently attending Cardinal Hayes.
  • Jorvelyn T. from Incarnation School: Jorvelyn has been a CSF Scholar since 2003 and will be attending Notre Dame High School.

Congratulations to all the Friends of Nick scholarship winners! The ceremonies were truly inspiring, and Nick Forstmann would surely be proud.

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1 Response to “CSF Celebrates with Friends of Nick”


  1. 1 Elissa Moran July 13, 2011 at 12:50 PM

    Great article-thank you. And it was great to have you with us as we all celebrated the success of students who over the year committed wholeheartedly to the scholarship opportunity afforded them through CSF and the exploration of character with Friends of Nick.


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