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Saratoga High School senior Hunter Choy awarded National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s 2017 Rodion Cantacuzene Scholarship

Hunter Choy, a senior at Saratoga Springs High School, has been named the 2017 recipient of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Rodion Cantacuzene Scholarship. Choy, who will attend the United States Military Academy at West Point beginning in the fall, will be awarded $1,000 toward his 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, Choy has been involved in historical reenactments of American life in the 18th century, emphasizing the importance of native Americans in the foundation of the United States, as well as portraying various military roles at historical locations. He has participated in reenacting events at the Crown Point (N.Y.) State Historic Site, Bennington Monument (Vt.) and Hubbardton Battlefield (Vt.), among others, to present an accurate account of these significant events in American history.


Choy has also served for five years as an advisory board member of Youth2-Youth. He has participated in soccer, track, chorus and orchestra and worked as a counselor at Ndakina camp in conservation and wildlife management. In 2016, he won the University of Rochester Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Humanities Award for his commitment to understanding and solving difficult social issues.


“The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame is proud to present Hunter Choy with the 2017 Rodion Cantacuzene Scholarship,” said Karen Wheaton, the Museum’s education curator. “Hunter is a fine young man who believes in service to others and the importance of teaching our country’s history, while at the same time he has maintained an outstanding academic record. Mr. Cantacuzene always believed in service to others and the community and he would have been very impressed with Hunter. We wish him all the best at West Point.”


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