Tauber Awards - June 2020

Sandra Kaye Tauber and Arthur Tauber Scholar/Athlete Awards announced

By Lance Blackshaw. Ph.D.

On June 4, 2020, Julianne Erhard and Golan Franco were each presented with a Sandra Kaye Tauber and Arthur Tauber Scholar/Athlete Award at the virtual 2020 Mepham Senior Awards event, which was broadcast live on YouTube. You may view the entire ceremony here: https://youtu.be/Kj3F3ltmjKo
Our presentations are at the 25 and 27 minute mark.)

Criteria: Eligibility for the Tauber Awards is based on a scholastic average of 85 or better, participation as a member of varsity sports team, and an expressed interest in pursuing a degree program and/or career in a business-oriented area. Other criteria is leadership in athletic and non-athletic extracurricular activities and community service. One male and one female student is chosen by Mepham faculty/staff members, and each receive a $2,500 award.

More about the Taubers may be read here.

Julianne Erhard: Maintaining a 90+ overall GPA and being a fall and winter sports cheerleader during all four years of high school resulted in Julianne being recognized as a New York State scholar athlete throughout the time she attended Mepham. In addition, her accomplishments included induction into the National, Spanish and Social Studies Honor Societies, plus a bevy of volunteer and community service activities involving the Mepham PTA, St, Raphael's Parish Bible Camp, Walk-a-Thons for: Breast Cancer, Autism, Juvenile Diabetes, and Alzheimer's, Sports Boosters Community Fund Drives, and teaching community children cheerleading skills & routines. Working at Dunkin' Donuts during the past three years, she noted it taught her the value of and satisfaction that accompanies hard work. This fall, Julianne will be attending Sacred Heart University (SHU) in Fairfield, CT. where she will be enrolled in the Jack Welch School of Business and the Thomas More Honors Program. She also tried out for and has been selected to be a member of SHU's nationally ranked Cheerleading Program. Following receipt of a baccalaureate degree in Business Julianne hopes to earn a MS degree in Health Care Administration, and as she stated "From there, I hope to do my part to affect change and improvement in treating Alzheimer's disease, educate people and families about the disease and the resources to help them, and improve the overall functioning of the health care system, with the supreme objective of playing some role in finding a cure for the disease."

Golan Franco: Not available at publication time.




Recipients of the Tauber Awards:

Julianne Erhard
Golan Franco

Anna Zomback
Brendan Moehringer