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Trustees Award Scholarship

Thu, 06/08/2023 - 10:10
Skye Tanzmann in March 2023, receiving an award for her research project at the Long Island Science and Engineering Festival.

The East Hampton Town Trustees have awarded their annual scholarship to Skye Tanzmann, an East Hampton High School senior who will attend Harvard University in the fall, at the high school’s awards night last Thursday. The nine-member body presented her with a $1,500 scholarship toward her tuition.

Skye was an intern at the town’s shellfish hatchery last summer and provided the trustees with a plan to construct an oyster reef in Accabonac Harbor. She obtained the necessary permits from the town and the trustees and submitted the necessary paperwork to the state. She subsequently procured additional permits for two other sites.

The scholarship application has several requirements, including a 500-word essay on the trustees’ importance to the people who live here, community service, and letters of character recommendation. For the latter, Bob Tymann of South Fork Sea Farmers wrote that he is “continually impressed with her precision, focus on detail, and passion for learning.”

Dr. Paul Rabito, a teacher, said in part, “I know Skye’s ambition is unparalleled and that she will graciously rise to any challenge when granted the opportunities only a first-rate university can offer. She will undoubtedly be a stellar addition to your student body. Skye is the limit!”

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