The Village of Hempstead recently honored the recipients of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) chapter 5234 Francis Xavier Leon Scholarship Award. A luncheon was held to celebrate the honorees, who were high school graduates chosen because of their outstanding academic ability. This year’s recipients include Jarius Wynder, Sade M. Prithwie, Ashonti Merritt, Kaela King, Janine Baron and Joselyn Alvarez-Beza. Each student received a certificate of recognition presented by Village of Hempstead Mayor Wayne J. Hall, Sr.