The Boone Family Scholarship
The Boone Family Scholarship was established by David and Jean Tedesco Boone and their daughters, Kerry and Stephanie. The family, now residing in New Jersey, established the scholarship to be remembered in the North Country. It is limited to a Jefferson or Lewis County high school senior of high academic standing who possesses solid citizenship qualities. The award will continue a second year if the student maintains academic excellence.
While living in Watertown, Mr. Boone was a member of the First Baptist Church, past president of the Watertown Kiwanis Club, and a member of the Jefferson Breakfast Kiwanis Club. He also served as Kiwanis’s lieutenant governor for the Ontario Division of the New York District. Additionally, he was a member and past president of the Jefferson Community College Foundation. He is currently an Executive Vice President of Farm Credit East.
Jean Tedesco Boone was raised in Watertown and attended Watertown schools. Mrs. Boone joined the Jefferson County Savings Bank in 1965. The bank was purchased several times during her 25-year career. She retired from Chase Lincoln First Bank’s Washington Street office in 1990, where she was a banking officer and assistant branch manager.
Mrs. Boone was a member of the First Baptist Church’s Board of Deacons, the Watertown Chapter of the National Association of Bank Women, and the Watertown Kiwanis Club. She was also active in Girl Scouts cookie drives.
Kerry Boone-Savinsky was a graduate of Watertown High School. She attended Virginia Wesleyan College in Virginia Beach, Virginia, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Kerry received her master’s of social work from Norfolk State University, Norfolk, Virginia. She married David Savinsky and they live in Virginia Beach.
Stephanie Boone-Jones attended Watertown schools before moving with her parents to the Oneida area. She attended Vernon Verona Sherrill High School in Vernon, New York, for two years before the family moved to New Jersey. She graduated from Belvidere High School in Belvidere, New Jersey. Stephanie graduated from Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica, New York, and attended the State University College at Oneonta. She works for the Oneida Savings Bank and lives in Canastota, New York, with her daughter, Alexandria, and her son, Christopher.
The Jefferson Community College Foundation is grateful to the Boone family for establishing this scholarship.