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CAP COM Honors Young Adults

Friday, 28 March 2014 04:00

March 28, 2014

ALBANY, NY – CAP COM Federal Credit Union honored four young adults at its Annual Meeting on March 20.

Jacob Clouse has received the 2014 Art Goedeke Memorial Scholarship. The $2,000 scholarship is a gift from the family of Art Goedeke Jr. and is named for the longtime credit union member and volunteer who had a passion for computer sciences. Applicants answer a prepared essay question and applications are accepted annually beginning in January.


Three teens were recognized for their community service with a 2014 Making A Difference Award: Arianna Yhann, Zilpa Oduor and Morgan Olson. Nominations are reviewed by a panel of judges and the teens are chosen for the commitment to their community.
Yhann received first place for her work with area veterinarians and the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society as well as for volunteering with other organizations, like Students Against Destructive Decisions and Coupons for Troops.


Oduor's work with the United States Committee for Refugees and Immigrants earned her a second place award. She also helps coordinate school blood drives and volunteers with other organizations like Ronald McDonald House, Equinox and The Center for Disability Services.


Olson was recognized with third place for her volunteer hours at the Teresian House Center for the Elder where she coordinates a sign language class, organized an iPod donation drive at her school to collect iPods for the residents and simply enjoys spending time visiting.


"Congratulations and bravo for being someone who stands out in today's complex world for doing the right things. CAP COM applauds your efforts and contributions to our community," said CAP COM President/CEO Paula Stopera.


The credit union's CAP COM Cares Foundation will also award an additional $50,000 to college-bound members with its Weidner "Ed" Davis Scholarship this spring.

The Foundation is currently accepting applications for the scholarship that is named for a former credit union board member who served the credit union for many years. More information about the scholarship is available online.