By John Anderson
At a breakfast meeting of the Auburn Chamber of Commerce yesterday morning, 9 scholarships were awarded to high school seniors associated with the Town of Auburn. A total of $11,000 was distributed including the $2,000 David L. Brodeur Memorial Scholarship. The balance was raised through the Auburn Chamber’s Annual School/Business Partnership Golf Tournament.
Since 1995, the Auburn Chamber of Commerce has awarded $244,000 in scholarships from the tournaments. The 22nd annual event will be in September and both golfers and sponsors are needed. If interested, contact Eleanor Houbre at the Auburn Chamber of Commerce.
Senator Michael Moore, Chair of the Joint Committee on Higher Education, was the guest speaker and presented a very interesting review of higher education in the Commonwealth. Many in the audience appeared pleased at the progress Massachusetts had made in this area, and Moore acknowledged there is more work to be done.
The David L. Brodeur Memorial Scholarship was presented by his parents and went to Joseph Kapur, a senior at St. John’s High School who will be attending Providence College in the fall. He intends to major in business administration.
Other $1,000 Chamber Member Scholarships were awarded to Bridgett D’Arcangelo, a senior at Auburn High School who intends to attend Wheaton College and to pursue a double major in Business and Dance, and Troy Hansen, a senior at Worcester Academy who will be attending Fordham University and majoring in Biology and Chemistry.
The $2,000 Stephen Lucas Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Auburn High senior Carolyn Jeffries who plans to attend UMASS/Amherst and dual major in Pre-Med and French.
$1,000 Academic Scholarships were awarded to five Auburn High School seniors: Samantha Dinsdale who will attend the University of New England and dual major in Pre-Med and Spanish; Emily Folks who is going to Rutgers University with a major in Biology/Pre-Med; Jordan Lavallee who is planning on the University of New Hampshire with a major in Nursing; Sara Lyons who will be attending the University of New Hampshire with a Nursing major; and Nicole Palmer who will going to Mt. Holyoke College and majoring in Environmental Studies.
Auburn Mass Daily congratulates all of these young, ambitious seniors. Go rock the world!