Thomas Cutinella Memorial Scholarship
Thomas Cutinella was a loved and respected sixteen year old junior at Shoreham Wading River High School. He cherished life and he always put others first. Thomas set his goals high and was determined to be the best possible human being he could be. Thomas was an exceptional person with unquestionable character and integrity. He was an energetic leader in the classroom, on the athletic fields and in the community which he lived. Thomas assumed many leadership roles throughout his life, but he always found the time to help others, especially those who faced difficult circumstances. Thomas also understood the importance of volunteerism, academics and giving back. He planned on attending the United States Military Academy and he was determined to make the world a better place.
The Thomas Cutinella Memorial Scholarship was established to honor the memory of this truly outstanding young man. Students applying for this award must exhibit characteristics of kindness, modesty, selflessness, as well as a genuine concern for improving the condition of the community at large. The applicant for this scholarship must inspire and share the fundamental beliefs and values that defined Thomas’s life. This person must be exceptional.