The Forum: Kiwanis Park of Honor awards $20,000 in scholarships
PITTSFIELD — The Park of Honor Scholarship Committee of the Kiwanis Club of Pittsfield rewarded the local students who are the children or grandchildren of American military veterans with a $1,000 education scholarship through its second annual Park of Honor project.
This year the project was able to increase the number of scholarships of this denomination from 12 to 20. The scholarship funding was created by the generosity of local individuals and businesses that sponsored 670 individual flags proudly displayed in Park Square, from late October through Veterans Day. The project, which also honors all American military veterans, was operated by many volunteers from the Kiwanis Club, local veterans' organizations, Boy Scout troops, and other committed individuals.
According to the Park of Honor Scholarship Committee, each of the following scholarship recipients has demonstrated an outstanding academic record, has contributed to their community through service, and has committed to a career goal by furthering their educations.
Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter Public School: Cortney Munson
Lenox Memorial Middle & High School: Cameron Abderhalden
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts: Kaliegh Hayes
Massachusetts Maritime Academy: John Powers
Massachusetts Virtual Academy: Michaela Grady
McCann Technical School: Tessa Christman
Monument Mountain Regional School: Brittany Walsh
Mount Everett Regional School: Marina Germain, Lauren Scapin, Sean Smith
Mount Greylock Regional School: Mollyann Haskins
Pittsfield High School: Jenna Chalfonte, Carly Yon
Taconic High School: Kalie Garwood, Jade Schnauber, Jeanicia Smith, Jetter White
Wahconah Regional High School: Astryaal Graham, Erica Perrea
Western New England University: Patrick Tierney
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