BOSTON – Senator Michael O. Moore (D-Millbury) recently attended the Shrewsbury School Committee meeting to present Jared Sarnie with the $500 scholarship named in memory of longtime Millbury-Sutton Chronicle columnist Tom Reilly who passed away earlier this year. Senator Moore sponsored the scholarship opportunity for graduating high school seniors who reside in the Second Worcester District.
Applicants were requested to submit an essay which discusses some of the challenges faced by residents in their community, and ways that the issues could be addressed. Senator Moore received more than a dozen applications from students across the Second Worcester District. Sarnie, a recent graduate of Shrewsbury High School, submitted an essay that discussed budgetary cuts to the school district and their impact on theater department programs.
While Jared is not a member of the theater department, his essay highlighted the importance of being an engaged member of the community as opposed to being a bystander when issues impact those around you. The essay also highlighted the importance of involving partners and stakeholders to help solve a problem.
“I appreciate Jared’s thoughtful reflection and recommendations about how to address an issue that impacts his peers,” said Senator Moore. “I was pleased to have many local seniors take advantage of applying for this scholarship opportunity and I was impressed by the depth of responses to the essay prompt. I wish Jared the best of luck at UMass and with all of his future pursuits.”
To learn more about the scholarship, please visit www.SenatorMikeMoore.com/scholarship.