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Waterville senior Caleb Jeff
Waterville High School senior Caleb Jeff was awarded the 14th annual Kathleen A. Clements Scholarship from the Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES School and Business Alliance (SABA) on June 7, 2022.
The $500 awards were given to Jeff based on their hard work, participation in the School and Business Alliance program, commitment to learning, letters of recommendation and an ongoing desire to be of help to their community.
While working toward his Regents diploma, Jeff has excelled academically studying both animal and veterinary science. He job shadowed a civil engineer at the Utica State Office Building during his SABA career exploration and noted in his scholarship application essay that learning is crucial to his continued growth and development. Outside of the classroom, Jeff played basketball, participated in Waterville’s Summer Youth Program, and has a part-time job. He will continue his education in the criminal justice field with the hopes of pursuing a career in law enforcement.
The Kathleen A. Clements Scholarship was founded in 2008 to honor the memory of Kay Clements, former School, and Business Alliance director at the OHM BOCES. Clements served in this position from 1991 through 2008 and dedicated herself to two concepts: showing students they could go further than they originally thought they could, and demonstrating that school and business partnerships are the most effective way to ensure the Mohawk Valley has a talented pool of qualified professionals.
For more information, contact Michelle, director of OHM BOCES School to Career programs, at 315.793.8529.