Wayne Valley senior receives Acquaviva memorial scholarship

By Shawn Boburg The Record

WAYNE – Andrew Keane, a Wayne Valley High School senior, was awarded the $4,000 Paul Acquaviva Scholar-Athlete Memorial Award on Tuesday evening.

The scholarship, in memory of 9/11 victim Paul Acquaviva, was the 12th given annually to a senior who excels in both academics and athletics.

Acquaviva, of Glen Rock, was a 1980 graduate of Wayne Valley who played basketball and football and later graduated from Columbia Law School and became an attorney. The scholarship fund grew out of donations his family received after the terror attacks, said his father, Tom Acquaviva of  Wayne.

Keane, captain of Wayne Valley’s basketball and soccer teams, plans to major in civil engineering at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in Manhattan. He had a 4.0 grade-point average and was ranked No. 6 in his class, said Acquaviva, whose 12-year-old granddaughter presented the scholarship Tuesday evening at an awards ceremony.

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