Kurt Maytum, representing the Chautauqua Fallen Heroes Scholarship, recently presented a scholarship to Nicholas Anderson, a 2012 Jamestown High School graduate.
Anderson, son of Steven and Christine Anderson, is attending Jamestown Community College with plans to continue on to Geneseo College to pursue a degree in math and/or science. In the essay which accompanied his application to the scholarship, Anderson said, "I plan to obtain my masters degree and then further pursue a job with a federal law enforcement agency such as the FBI, CIA or Border Patrol. My ultimate goal would be to work in some capacity with the canine force of one of these federal law enforcement agencies."
While attending high school, Anderson volunteered for the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign, St. Susan Center soup kitchen, Tom Drake 5K Memorial Run and various community activities. He was active in various school sports and on the National Honor Society of Jamestown High School.
From left are David Ortolano, Dunkirk police chief, Nicholas Anderson, Chautauqua Fallen Heroes Scholarship recipient, and Kurt Maytum, Fredonia Volunteer Fire Department first assistant chief. Ortolano and Maytum are representing the Chautauqua Fallen Heroes Fund committee.
The Chautauqua Fallen Heroes Fund was established at the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation in the fall of 2001. The central purpose is to provide support to the families of county firefighters, law enforcement officers, EMS personnel and other local uniformed workers who have been killed or critically debilitated in the line of duty.
To support and encourage those who are interested in careers in public safety, scholarships from this fund are awarded on an occasional basis. Applicants must be pursuing a career in law enforcement, firefighting or emergency medical services.