New Scholarship Honors Carl Atwell, Serves Andover Students

(Jan. 2020) The Carl Atwell Memorial Scholarship has been established to benefit an Andover Central School senior who demonstrates a record of athletic and community involvement, and who will be pursuing college or military service. The first recipient will be selected this spring for a 2020-2021 school year award.

Andover seniors should apply through the regular ACAF/Dollars for Scholars application, which is used for all ACAF scholarships. Links to the application may be found on the Foundation’s web and Facebook pages. The deadline is February 3rd.

Carl Atwell was raised on a dairy farm in Andover. An outstanding athlete, he excelled in soccer, basketball, and baseball at Andover Central School – from which he graduated in 1953. Following his marriage to Corinne Hyland, he served in the U.S. Army from 1955-1957, and then Carl and Corinne returned to Andover to raise their family (Jeanne, Eileen, Pat, and Suzy). Carl had a successful career at Dresser-Rand in Wellsville, retiring in 1999 as assistant plant manager. He passed away on August 4, 2019.

Teresa Joyce, who, along with her mother and siblings organized the scholarship effort, remembers her uncle as a loyal friend to many, an avid sports fan, and as a man who deeply loved his family, church, and community.