Richmond: Students awarded Richmond scholarships


Memorial scholarships for Richmond students, just out of high school or already in college, totaled $6,750 this year. Eleven awards were made from the eight different funds, with winners chosen from 15 applicants.

Jennifer Evans, daughter of Deborah and Jim Evans, was awarded $1,000 from the Anita Chapman Scholarship. Evans graduated from Monument Mountain Regional High School and will enter Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., this fall to study international relations.

A second $1,000 Anita Chapman award went to Olivia Piazza, daughter of Mary Jane and Ronald Piazza. Piazza graduated from MMRHS and will be attending McGill University in Montreal this fall in a liberal arts program.

Awards of $750 went to Anjelica Jarrett, daughter of Emily and Lonny Jarret, who received the William A. and Hazel B. Dickson Scholarship and who will continue her liberal arts studies at Mount Holyoke College; and Jason Konowitch, son of Wendy Laurin and Jeff Konowitch, who won the Mildred Wheeler Memorial Scholarship and who will attend Rochester Institute of Technology to study engineering.

Two scholarships of $750 each were given by the Richmond Volunteer Fire Department/Malnati Family Fund. These awards went to Emily Martin, daughter of Lisa and William Martin and Julian Michaels, son of Jennifer and Basil Michaels. Martin will be attending Holy Cross in a liberal arts program and Michaels will head to the University of Illinois to study engineering and physics.

An Anita Chapman award of $500 went to Rachel Konowitch, daughter of Wendy Laurin and Jeff Konowitch. She is a student at the University of Rochester with a double major in brain cognitive science and psychology.

The Sarah MacDonald Scholarship for $500 went to Ashley Glass, daughter of Pam and Bob Glass. She will attend the University of Massachusetts for pre-med studies.

The Joyce C. Spence Award of $450 was awarded to Thomas Randolph, son of Diane Piraino and Ted Randolph, who will attend UMass to study engineering.

A $200 award given in memory of the late Harold Kinglsey was awarded to Julie Castagna, daughter of Reno Castagna Jr. She plans to attend Emmanuel College and then Emerson College to study communications.

Monique Mielke, daughter of Melani and John Mielke, received the $100 George Kinsley Scholarship. She plans to attend Berkshire Community College to pursue a nursing degree.

The applicants are judged mainly on their academic achievements and their community service. A committee of civic leaders reviews the blind applications and makes the award decisions.


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