The Lee Sportsmen’s Association board of directors and LSA Youth Programs congratulate Lena DuPont, John Gaj and Kassie Stockmal, who were awarded the LSA Higher Education Scholarship at the membership meeting on June 2.

This is a one-time award in the amount of $500 to youth who have been members of LSA for at least two years and have participated in LSA Youth Programs activities such as youth teams or youth hunts for at least one season.

The scholarship is offered to graduating high school senior students who have been accepted into some type of higher education institution, such as a four-year college, two-year college, trade school, technical school, or prep school.

DuPont will be attending Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts for biology, Gaj will be attending the University of Maine for wildlife ecology, and Stockmal will be attending Delaware Valley University for small animal science.

The available dollar amount and number of scholarships awarded is determined annually by the amount of funds available in the LSA Youth Programs account.

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