Our team at Siler & Ingber is proud to congratulate Amiah Tracy! Amiah Tracy, a 2019 graduate of Rush Henrietta Senior High School, is the winner of this year’s $5,000 Opioid Awareness Scholarship sponsored by Siler & Ingber, LLP in partnership with the Rabinowitz Charitable Foundation (RCF).
Opioid deaths have been rising at epidemic proportions for the last two decades. More people have died from an opioid overdose in Nassau and Suffolk counties in 2017 than ever before. Sadly, Suffolk County is leading the state death toll with over 600 fatalities.
This year, hundreds of Long Island high school students opened their hearts and submitted essays for a chance to win the Opioid Awareness scholarship. They shared tragic and triumphant stories of how opioid abuse has affected their lives, as well as their plans on how they can use the scholarship funds to make a difference.
In her compelling essay, Amiah shared personal examples of how opioid abuse directly impacted her family and how these experiences have inspired her to pursue a future as a criminal defense attorney. Her desire to help those who may have had similar experiences with opioids or other drug-related abuse is inspiring. Amaih’s drive to push through a difficult circumstance and use it to empower her to better our system is what makes her a deserving candidate for the Opioid Awareness Scholarship.
Amiah plans to use her scholarship at Alfred University, where she is majoring in communications with a concentration in pre-law.
“The Rabinowitz Charitable Foundation is proud to have aligned with Siler & Ingber, LLP to support Amiah Tracy in furthering her education and shedding light on this serious epidemic,” says Michelle-Lee Rabinowitz, president of The Rabinowitz Charitable Foundation (RCF).
As one of the leading personal injury firms on Long Island, community safety advocates at Siler & Ingber, LLP have a 98 percent success rate when it comes to fighting for the rights of their clients. With over 20 years of experience in personal injury litigation, Siler & Ingber LLP have a winning record of seeking justice for unnecessary and preventable injuries on Long Island and in New York City.