Lee: Tri-Town Rotary awards scholarships

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LEE — The Tri-Town Rotary, serving the communities of Lee, Lenox and Stockbridge, has announced the recipients of the 36th annual 2020 high school scholarship.

Each year the Rotary awards $2,000 to recognize exceptional performance, diligence and service to their community during the awardees' high school years. The scholarship supports the recipients' pursuit of higher education. In addition, an award of $1,000 is given to an exceptional student who is focused on a career.

- Andrew Weston of Stockbridge, a graduate of Monument Mountain Regional High School in Great Barrington, will attend Northeastern University this fall. Weston has volunteered with the Lee Food Pantry for 12 years, participated in a Rotary Short Term Exchange, Berkshire Crafts Fair, and the Stockbridge Library Youth Advisory Board.

- Taggart Roosa of Lee, a graduate of Lee High School, will be attending University of New Hampshire to study civil engineering. As a three sport captain (football, basketball, and lacrosse), he served as a mentor for the younger players and was chosen house captain by the faculty.

- Emma Sorrentino of Lee, a graduate of Lenox Memorial Middle and High School, will attend the University of Vermont to study biochemistry. Sorrentino participated in many volunteer activities including Special Olympics.

- Olivia Johnson of Lee, a graduate of Lee High School, will attend the College of Charleston to study biology with plans on becoming a nurse. In January, she participated in a monthlong Nurses Assistant Course at Berkshire Community College.



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