Dear Moderator,


††††††††††† The NYCFL annually presents two scholarship awards in memory of Sr. M. Raimonde, F.D.C. to the top students in the NYCFL.Each League-member school is entitled to nominate one candidate for this award.  The candidate must be a senior in high school and satisfy all of the following criteria:


The student has:


--participated in forensic competition in all four years of high school;


--evidenced good sportsmanship and a healthy attitude toward competition;


--shown an awareness of working toward team goals as well as individual goals;


--demonstrated an understanding of the importance of the educational value of forensics;


--gained the respect of his/her teammates as well as that of students from other schools;


--experienced the most personal growth and development as a direct result of participation in forensics.


††††††††††† If you wish to nominate a student from your program to be considered for this award, please send all nomination information to me. Nominations must be in my hands no later than Martin Luther King Day.Nomination letters must be received by 3 p.m. on February 20 (This is during February break and right after Harvard, so please plan accordingly!!!  If I do not receive the applications before this deadline, then your student cannot be considered).  The nominees will be honored at the Grand Tournament at Stuyvesant when the winners of the scholarships will be announced.


††††††††††† Please include with the nomination a letter of recommendation of no more than 500 words. That letter should explain the qualities this student possesses that make him/her a solid candidate for the award. Please include information concerning the studentís forensic involvement, the studentís understanding of the value of forensics, a sense of the studentís contributions to your program and relationships with students from other schools, and a clear statement of how this student has grown and developed through forensics.


Entries may be submitted to me in one of three ways


††††††††††††††††††††††† 1)Mail

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† CharlesSloat

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2479Mill Pond Rd

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† YorktownHeights, NY 10598

††††††††††††††††††††††† 2)Fax

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 914Ė 632 Ė 9760

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (please call 914 739-2770 and let me know a fax is on the way)


††††††††††††††††††††††† 3)E-Mail†††††††††


††††††††††† PLEASE!!! For your studentís sake, do NOT miss the deadline.




CharlesJ. Sloat

Charles Sloat

President, NYCFL