Meet Past Cutts Scholarship Winners….

Adam Stevenson, a Queensbury High School senior, received a scholarship in 1995. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Buffalo with a major in computer information systems in 2000 and his MBA from RPI in 2007. He lives in Clifton Park and works as a systems analyst at General Electric’s Global Research Center in Niskayuna. “I am currently leading a globally distributed team of 40+ people who are responsible for developing and delivering GE’s high performance and supercomputing strategies which are aligned to deriving insights and understanding the intersection between digital and industrial solutions. My team helps GE develop, test and leverage simulation-based engineering and science capabilities to digitally accelerate new product development …of new technologies into product lines like jet engines, gas turbines and wind power generation,” Adam said.






1994 winner Kristin Eichler Raab graduated from Queensbury High School and majored in English and communications at Cedar Crest College, where she earned her bachelor’s degree. She is married and helps to lead her daughters’ Parent Teacher Organization at their school, hosting events that every child can benefit from.
“We are lucky to live in a diverse community and that gives my husband and I an opportunity to not only learn and try new things, but to show our daughters how we can work together to make any part of our community stronger,” Kristin said.

Kristin found a love for working with non-profit groups during her junior year of college and has continued ever since. She lives in Pennsylvania and works with an environmental nonprofit that helps farmers protect and steward their land.






Kelsey Crosby, a 2008 winner, graduated of Queensbury High School, received her master’s degree in special education in 2013 from SUNY Plattsburgh and recently completed a second master’s degree in literacy from the University at Albany. She is a fifth grade teacher at Glens Falls Middle School.

“I am so grateful to have been a recipient of the Cutts Scholarship!” Kelsey said.








Elyssa Wheeler Carson won an Andrew Cutts Scholarship in 2002 and continued her education at The College of Saint Rose, where she earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees. She has taught art in the Gloversville and Wheelerville Schools and currently teaches ceramics and sculpture at her alma mater, Queensbury High. She is an advisor for the Post Prom party, Art Club and the musical (“my absolute favorite part of QHS!”).

Elyssa and her husband, Patrick, have two daughters, Claire and Mollie, and live in downtown Glens Falls.


Courtney Raymond, a scholarship winner in 2001, graduated from Queensbury High School and headed to the University of New Haven. She interned for seven months at Major League Baseball Australia before heading back to New Haven to finish her bachelor’s degree in sports management and her MBA. Courtney has been in management with Enterprise Rent A Car and Target and is currently a Quality Analyst for Unilever in CT.

“My proudest moments in life, though, have been my marriage to my wife Bethany, in 2011, and then just a short 11 months later, our son, Silas was born. We always wanted two kids so then 11 months after that, our daughter, Finley, was born. They have really made our life complete!” Courtney said.







Meet Tyra Brown, a 1992 scholarship winner. A Queensbury High School graduate, she earned her bachelor’s degree from Boston University’s School of Education and has worked with children all her life.

She worked for nine years at Double H Ranch and has been a long-time lead teacher at Washington County Head Start.

Tyra taught preschool Sunday School at QUMC and led the Sunday School Mission Sundays for a few years. Presently, she volunteers with the 2nd Life Wearhouse clothing ministry and is a proud aunt to many nieces and nephews. Her greatest accomplishment, though, is her son, Isaiah, who will enter high school in September!

Tyra said that receiving an Andrew Cutts Scholarship was an “honor.”

“I grew up QUMC and have always thought of it as part of my extended family. Using this scholarship towards college helped me to feel as though I always had a part of home and my church family with me, wherever I was,” she said.




2010 winner Andrew Goodemote graduated from Queensbury High School and went on to Boston College where he majored in biochemistry. He then received his DDS degree from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry and in July enrolled in a post-doctoral program at Stony Brook University to pursue both an MS degree in oral biology and a certificate in orthodontics specialty.


Megan Goodemote McMahon (2007) graduated from Queensbury High School and St. Lawrence University, where she majored in chemistry. She continued on to dental school at the University of the Pacific in California, during which time she and her husband worked as dentists during mission trips to the Philippines and Jamaica. Megan and her husband moved back east to complete her dental residency at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady. Currently, the couple see patients at the Smile Lodge in Clifton Park and live in Queensbury with their two children, Ryan and Belle.

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