It won’t be long before Quinn Blackburn heads north to Syracuse University for the start of his freshman year, but prior to starting classes there the Huntington High School Class of 2018 member was presented with a scholarship by Appliance World.
Appliance World of Huntington decided it wanted to “give something back” to the young people of the community, so it reached out to the Huntington School District and offered to present a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior with an exemplary record of service on the local, state or national level.
Huntington's Quinn Blackburn captured the Appliance World scholarship for his volunteerism
Mr. Blackburn is the fourth recipient of the three-year old scholarship. Last year’s award went to Kayla Ryan, who is starting her sophomore year at LIU Global. The 2016 award went to Emily Williams, who is beginning her junior year at Cornell University. Kaitlin Dayton captured the first Appliance World scholarship. She is entering her senior year at Fordham University.
“I was very honored to win the Appliance World scholarship,” Mr. Blackburn said. “Community service and helping others is a big part of my life, therefore being recognized for this was a pleasure.”
President of Huntington’s Interact club and Habitat for Humanity chapter, vice president of AWOD (A World of Difference), an award winning photographer, the high school stage crew’s sound board coordinator and a Distinguished Senior who compiled an A average during every semester over the past four years, Mr. Blackburn has been accepted into the Bandier Program in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. He will pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in recording and allied entertainment industries. He leaves for college on August 22.
The teenager has been busy this summer. He’s worked at L&L Camera as a tech/photo assistant, interned at Big Picture Media and also with Mark Bozek, who is developing an upcoming documentary for Vogue magazine on famed New York Times fashion and street photographer Bill Cunningham, who was known for his candid shots and who continued to work and report until his death at age 87 in June 2016.
For his remarkable efforts to help make the world a better place, Mr. Blackburn garnered the President’s Volunteer Service Award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country.
A family owned business, Appliance World opened its doors in 1992. It is located at 414 New York Avenue in Huntington village. The company also has a store in Oyster Bay.