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Reese Arthur named 2016 Rodion Cantacuzene Scholarship recipient

Reese Arthur, a senior at Saratoga Springs High School, has been named the first recipient of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Rodion Cantacuzene Scholarship.


Arthur, who plans on studying international relations at the University of Denver beginning in the fall, will be awarded $1,000 to

ward her college costs.


The Rodion Cantacuzene Scholarship was established in the spring of 2015 in honor of Mr. Cantacuzene’s 30 years of service to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Board of Trustees. The scholarship is intended to foster like-minded leaders, philanthropists and volunteers throughout our communities and will be awarded annually to a deserving high school senior from Saratoga County. The recipient will have demonstrated a record of academic excellence, an interest in history and/or the arts and exemplary service to the community.


Along with being an honors student, Arthur has been involved in several community programs, including Special Olympics, Dance for Kindness, Thinkpeace Workshop for Girls, Code Blue, Do Something, Students Rebuild and The One Million Bones Project. She has also done work with middle-school children through a program she developed called Upstream, as well as volunteer work with senior citizens.


“Reese has proven to be a remarkable young woman with a bright future and the Museum is proud to select her as our first recipient of the Rodion Cantacuzene Scholarship,” said Museum director Chris Dragone. “Rodion had such a love of racing, the arts and the Museum and he was so generous in numerous capacities. This scholarship is a fitting way to honor his legacy.”


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