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Oneonta High School graduate Vaughn Thomas, Class of 2023, and his grandfather, Ryan Fitch. Thomas received the Michael L. Mayne Scholarship given by the Cooperstown Rotary Foundation. (Photo provided)

OHS Grad Named Mayne Scholarship Recipient


At the July 18 Rotary Club of Cooperstown luncheon meeting, the Cooperstown Rotary Foundation awarded the 2023 Michael L. Mayne Scholarship to Vaughn Thomas of Oneonta.

Thomas is a graduate of Oneonta High School and Otsego Area Occupational Center BOCES. He enlisted in the Air Force and will report this month for training at welding and metal fabrication school.

The Michael L. Mayne Scholarship is funded by the Cooperstown Rotary Foundation in memory of U.S. Army Corporal Michael L. Mayne, a 2006 graduate of BOCES and of Edmeston Central School.
Cpl. Mayne served with the 1st Stryker Combat Team of the 25th Infantry Division from Fort Wainwright, Alaska. He died on February 23, 2009 while serving in Iraq. Since that time, the Cooperstown Rotary Foundation has sponsored a scholarship in his memory.


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