Richmond: Local students awarded scholarships

RICHMOND — Memorial scholarships for Richmond students, either just out of high school or already in college, totaled $7,300 this year. Eleven awards were made.

Three awards were made from the Anita Chapman Scholarship Fund.

Micaela Bartlett, daughter of Cindy and Ron Bartlett, received $1,000. She plans to attend University of Massachusetts Amherst, Isenberg School of Management.

William Serkin, son of Regina Touhey Serkin and Peter Serkin, received $1,000. He will continue at Northeastern University as a biochemistry major.

Daniella DeFelice, daughter of Andrea Chin and Anthony DeFelice, received $750. She will attend the University of Tampa in a liberal arts program.

Awards of $750 each went to Benita Lopez, daughter of Kim and Peter Lopez, who won the Mildred Wheeler Memorial Scholarship and who will attend Union College in a liberal arts program; and to Molly Weinberg, daughter of Amy Brentano and Adam Weinberg, who received the Sarah MacDonald Scholarship and who will attend Sarah Lawrence College in a liberal arts program in the fall.

The Joyce C. Spence Scholarship of $450 was awarded to Lucia Hoffman, daughter of Sarah Pitcher-Hoffman and Seth Hoffman. She will attend Northeastern University's College of Social Sciences and Humanities.

The $700 William A. and Hazel B. Dickson Scholarship went to Mercedes Girona, daughter of Theresa and Tomas Girona, who will continue at Hamilton College studying anthropology.

Two awards of $800 each were given by the Richmond Volunteer Fire Department/Malnati Family Fund to Jennifer Evans, daughter of Deborah and Jim Evans, who will continue her pre-law studies at St. Lawrence University, and Samuel Lyons, son of Lisa Loring and John Lyons, who plans to attend Middlebury College and then medical school.

Alexandra Daley, daughter of Grace Daley, received the Helen and Harold Kingsley Memorial Scholarship of $200. Daley will attend Berkshire Community College in a liberal arts program.

Crista Cardillo, daughter of Sherrie and Joseph Cardillo, received the $100 George Kingsley Scholarship. Cardillo will attend the University of Mary Washington in the fall.

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


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