On Wednesday morning members of Auburn High School’s Leadership Team awarded their first ever scholarships to recent graduates. Under the guidance of Athletic Director Brian Davis, the students strive to serve as examples for their peers and do community service.

Senior Victoria Murphy presented to Brianna Leon, a nursing student at the University of Vermont, while Ryan Henderson presented to Matthew Backlin, an exercise science major at UMASS Lowell.

Each graduate received a check for $200.00, and the Leadership Team hopes to increase the number or the value, or both, of the scholarships. The team typically involves about 40 students.