Autumn Fleming Awarded AASBA Scholarship
Autumn Fleming was awarded a scholarship in the amount of $350 from the Adirondack Area School Boards Association (AASBA). The scholarship is based on volunteer and community service and was presented at AASBA’s annual awards dinner held Thursday, May 12, 2022, at the Courtyard Marriott in Lake George.
Autumn is very active in the community and her efforts include volunteering for Salem’s Community Cats, a nonprofit animal welfare organization. Autumn helps with fundraising events, emergency care transportation, fostering cats in need, and maintaining the website. She writes press releases for Salem for Justice, which fosters an inclusive community that celebrates diversity, kindness and tolerance. They advocate for: multi-voice history, safe and open-minded spaces, tools to navigate difficult conversations, equity in the community and schools. Autumn volunteers as an usher at the Fort Salem Theater. As a member of the National Honor Society, she helped deliver Thanksgiving meals and is a student of community volunteer.
Autumn successfully balances her dedication to the community with her dedication to her studies. She graduates as class valedictorian with an Advanced Regents Diploma with honors and mastery in math and science. She earned multiple awards, including the Frederick Douglas and Susan B. Anthony Award, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Rensselaer Medal for Excellence in Math and Science, the New York State Scholarship for Academic Excellence, and the Presidential Education Award. She was selected by the New York State American Legion Auxiliary as the Empire Girls State Delegate. She plans to pursue a master’s degree in journalism/communications at Pace University. Autumn is the daughter of Brian and Tina Fleming of Salem.