Adirondack High School senior receives ACAL Environmental Scholarship

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BOONVILLE — The Adirondack Communities Advisory League has announced that the 2022 annual Environmental Scholarship Award has been awarded to Kenzie Karpinski, daughter of Michael and Maryann Karpinski.

ACAL members Ian Klingbail, Kathy Mathis, Joan VerSchneider and David Mathis presented the award on Tuesday. Karpinski’s name has been engraved on the ACAL Scholarship plaque which is on display near the entrance to the Adirondack Central High School auditorium.

The $1,000 scholarship is open to graduating seniors in the Adirondack Central School District who plan to continue their education in a field closely related to the environment.

In the fall, Karpinski will attend the University of Maine as the recipient of the Pulp and Paper Foundation scholarship and will major in chemical engineering. This major will give her “the chance to develop technology that will decrease the impact that our species has on the planet,” she said.

One of Karpinski’s lifelong concerns has been saving the environment, she said, adding she is “very excited to better contribute to the cause.”


This makes her a perfect candidate for the 2022 Environmental Scholarship, ACAL officials said, adding the organization’s board of directors thanks the Adirondack Central School District staff and numerous volunteers for supporting its efforts and annual fund raising events.

ACAL’s major fundraising event is a roast beef dinner on Friday night of Woodsmen’s weekend. After a two year hiatus due to the pandemic, ACAL will be serving a take out only roast beef dinner on Friday, Aug. 19, at the Adirondack High School. More details will be forthcoming, officials said.

The ACAL Environmental Scholarship is dedicated to the Adirondack community, ACAL founding members and military Veterans, whose devotion to the environment continues to inspire future generations, the announcement added.

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