A scholarship has been created in honor of Carmen Rivera-Gotay, as reported in Newsday.
Rivera-Gotay was a Huntington High School student who, at 17, lost her life in a car accident in June 2013. Ray Vega, Huntington High School Class of 2013, died in that same accident. The community was devastated by the loss of two such promising people.
On Monday, the district’s school board approved an annual $500 scholarship that was founded by Rivera-Gotay's family and will be funded initially by The Schlitt Law Firm. The scholarship is to be awarded to an “academically ‘average’ student who exemplifies Rivera-Gotay's traits of helpfulness, cheerfulness, positivity and good heartedness,” Newsday reported.