American Legion

Canandaigua Post 256

454 North Main Street

Canandaigua, NY 14424




Sesto Vecchi was Post Commander in 1948-49, when the Post was at its current location but still the McKecknie mansion. Sesto was very involved in the operation of our Post and served many years on the Bingo Committee. The Bingo Committee paid many of our Legion bills and funds paid off the mortgage on our newly built home. The McKecknie building burned in 1959 and was rebuilt in 1960. Outside the Legion, Sesto was very well known and was a well liked barber in the city of Canandaigua.

Amount of Award: $1,000.00
This one year award will be paid out in two equal installments. The first will be awarded upon submission of proof of admission to an accredited college/university. The second installment will be paid out at the completion of the first semester, confirmed by submitting the grade report.

     1.  The applicant must be a student at Canandaigua Academy during the entire senior year.
     2.  The applicant must have been admitted to an accredited college or university.
     3.  The applicant must have earned at least an 85% average at Canandaigua Academy.
     4.  The applicant must be the son, daughter, or grandchild of a U.S. military veteran.
     5.  The applicant must submit a copy of the qualifying veteran's service record (DD-214).