The Brett Saltzman Scholarship is presented in memory of a Huntington High School alum who passed away in August 2013. It’s awarded annually to a leading senior who intends to pursue college studies in a field related to mental health or who might have been affected in some way by mental health, including through family and friends.
This year’s $1,000 Saltzman scholarship award was presented to Class of 2022 member Charlotte Simon, who plans to study at Loyola University Maryland.
The scholarship presentation was made by Mr. Saltzman’s brother in law, Jeanpierre Caramanica at Huntington High School’s senior scholarships and awards ceremony in the auditorium before a crowd of about 300.
Mr. Saltzman was known for always having a smile for everyone as well as for displaying a young-hearted spirit. An Advanced Placement Scholar with Honor, Ms. Simon was inducted into four separate academic honor societies. She was named a Distinguished Senior after compiling an grade average of 90 or better during every semester of high school.
Ms. Simon said the keys to her success have been determination and discipline. She has especially enjoyed taking fun art electives, including Drawing and Painting. She has also taken delight in such classes as Creative Writing.
The teenager has also been an integral member of the high school’s drama club, participating in the group’s fall and spring productions.