Instructors filled in puppy raisers on how their dogs are progressing through training. Our guests also watched newly produced videos: “The K-9 Adoption Program,” about dogs that do not complete the Seeing Eye program but switch to other service careers; and “Pathway to Freedom,” about a Seeing Eye program that introduces teens to their first experience being led by a dog guide.
This year, special acknowledgment went to the Linda Feinne-Roth Manager of Puppy Placement Christine Dickson who retires in October after 26 years with the school. The Seeing Eye also welcomed the McGovern Family of Emmaus, Pa., to the 21 and Over Club, for raising the family’s 21st puppy; and honored Christine Higham for 20 years of service as leader of the Ocean County, N.J., Puppy Club.
Again this year, college scholarships in the amount of $1,000 were presented to high school seniors who raised at least two puppies. Thanks to the generosity of several donors, the number of scholarships almost doubled from prior years, reaching a record of 70.
Scholarships are presented each year during Family Day, this year awarded to a record number of high school seniors. The $1,000 scholarships for the following 70 students were made possible by gifts in the names of Josephine Aresty, the Bernice Barbour Foundation, Martha Bardin, Anton & Augusta Birkel Foundation, Edward A. Bragaline, David M. Crowley Foundation, the Curley Family, Donald D. Dickson, Katherine Ann Engleking, Essex County Puppy Raisers, Fludzinski Foundation, Bruce J. Heim Foundation, Hermione Foundation, Sally A. Jumper, Michael J. Koslowski Foundation, Mara Lax, Aaron & Rachel Meyer Foundation, PETCO Foundation, Ruth Potter Memorial, Sandy Hill Foundation, Toni Stabile, Vincent A. Stabile, and Albert Payson Terhune.
Morris Plains, N.J.
Ursinus College, Collegeville, Pa.
Maple Glen, Pa.
United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.