Brianna Cahill Scholarship

Jennifer and Robert Cahill recently organized the Brianna Bowl II in honor of their 5 year old daughter Brianna who is faced with the challenges of Autism everyday.   The proceeds from the bowling event were donated to the Oswego County Autism Task Force.

With 60 participants, a list of sponsors who supported the cause, and the Cahill’s on a mission to give back to the community who has supported them over the years with their daughter Brianna, $1400 was raised to help the local Task Force with a mission to enhance the lives of those touched by Autism Spectrum Disorder.

“In a large way, the Cahill family has truly made a difference in the Autism community,” noted OCTAF Chair, Julie Chetney.  “They are an inspiration to all who are faced with the challenges of raising a child with Autism.”

Supporters who made the event possible are;  Lakeview Lanes, K-Rock, Scriba  Town Inn, Stability Fitness, Kissimee Sun Tanning Salon, and the Oswego Speedway.

Because of their generosity the Oswego County Autism Task Force is pleased to announce that our Scholarship program will be renamed the Brianna Cahill Scholarship.  We thank the Cahill’s for their kindness and dedication.

Pictured are: Robyn Yorker, OCATF, Jennifer Cahill, Bob Cahill and Brianna Cahill.

2010 winners of the Brianna Cahill Scholarship

Oswego-  The Oswego County Autism Task Force (OCATF) continues to serve the community with a mission to enhance the lives of those touched by Autism Spectrum Disorder in Oswego County .  As part of the mission this year for the first time, 2010 graduates in Oswego County were the first of many recipients to receive scholarship monies awarded to them by OCATF for social and academic achievements.

The three students receiving scholarship awards in the amount of $500.00 each are; Marina Corieri from Paul V. Moore Central Square High School, Michael Loomis from Fulton G.Ray Bodley High School, and Tony Roffo from Phoenix John C. Birdlebough High School.  All three students were chosen by an OCTAF committee recognizing their academic efforts and successes.

“We are honored to have theopportunity and resources to award scholarships to these three outstanding students and are proud to be able to support their continuing education” noted OCTAF Chair, Julie Chetney.

Pictured are OCATF Co-Chair Tammy Thompson presenting a  scholarship to Graduating Senior Tony Roffo.

Below is recent graduate and scholarship winner Marina Corieri from Paul V. Moore Central Square High School.  Marina is now enrolled at Cayuga Community College.  She reports that she is really enjoying college life and has even joined the Drama Club!  What an inspiration Marina is!