Manchester-Essex Rotary Club Announces Our 2020 Scholarship Winners

Our Scholarship Committee recently released the names of the 2020 scholarship recipients. Thank you to Jen Doane, Judy Laspesa and Marcia Hubbard for managing all the applications and the difficult job of choosing among them.
2020 “Service Above Self” Scholarship Recipients
Olivia Ford Sophia Pomeroy
Hannah Hubbard Anika Smith
Paige Mandia Bridget Twomby


Manchester-Essex Rotary Club Announces Our 2019 Scholarship Winners

Lydia Garrett-Metz, Tulane
Matthew Newton, Sacred Heart University
Madison Boisvert, U Mass Lowell
Austin Pare, U of Rhode Island
January 8, 2020 meeting, Austen Pare receives her check. Austen is studying nursing at U. of Rhode Island. From the left, Marcia Hubbard (scholarship committee), Len & Joyce Austen, grandparents, Austen and her dad, Michael, and Jen Doane on the far right, (scholarship committee).
December 18, 2019 meeting at Antique Table. Sean, Rob, Marcia, Judy, student Lydia Garrett-Metz and her parents.

Manchester-Essex Rotary Club Announces Our 2018 Scholarship Winners

Four "Service Above Self" scholarships were awarded to Manchester-Essex graduating seniors in June: Samantha Booma, who will attend Trinity College in the fall, Heather Holley, who will attend Union College, Garrett Lamothe is headed to Vassar College, and Alison Marshall will attend University of New Hampshire. Checks will be presented when the students complete their fall semesters.
Thank you to our Rotary Scholarship committee for managing the process and meeting all the applicants, and making the difficult decisions: chair Jen Doane, Judy Laspesa and Marcia Hubbard.
Alison Marshall, freshman at UNH, receives her scholarship check from Judy Laspesa, December 2018.
from the left, Judy Laspesa, Heather Holley, Marcia Hubbard, Samantha Booma, and Garrett Lamothe.

Manchester-Essex Rotary Club Announces Our 2017 Scholarship Winners
May 2017

Jen Doane, the scholarship committee chairperson, has announced the winners of the Manchester-Essex "Service Above Self" award. The following graduating seniors will receive checks after completing the fall term at their respective colleges:
Recipients are: 
Jacob Callahan - UNH
Santana Tosi - Furman University
Bridgett Kiernan - UCLA
Maya Palmer - Hofstra University
Laura Fitzgerald - Regis College
We thank our Rotary committee for their work and commitment to the applicants: Chair Jennifer Doane, Leanne Christopher, Heidi Hanson, and Debbie Marcus.
The M-E Rotary Club holds three major fund raisers throughout the year to support our mission of giving back to the community. Awarding scholarships to deserving graduates is our foremost goal. Our club contributes to the community by sponsoring programs such as the M-E Little League, Cape Ann Symphony, Cape Ann Plein Air, and purchasing equipment such as the beach wheelchair and the Essex score board. When you attend the Kentucky Derby Auction, the Red, White and Blue Pancake Breakfast, or play golf in our tournament, you are also helping to give back to the community.
January 2017
Molly Lynch, President Josephine McCullough, and Brendan Driscoll. Brendan is a freshman at University of Rhode Island studying computer science. Molly is an early childhood education major at Penn State.
Suzanne and Molly Lynch  Ginger and Brendan Driscoll, Josephine, and Jennifer Doane, scholarship committee
Alex Marshall, with President Josephine McCullough, and Caitlin Malloy receive checks for the coming semester.  Caitlin is a marketing major at Bentley, and studies service learning. Alex is a freshman at St. Michael's College in Vermont, with a dual major of biology and business.
December 21, 2016
Kelly Finnerty receives a check from President Josephine McCullough. Kelly is a freshman at McGill University in Montreal.
January 2016
Abbey, Breanna, Meghan, and Annie, on semester break.Abbey, Breanna, Meghan, and Annie, on semester break.
Manchester-Essex Rotary Club awarded four scholarship checks to returning freshman at their January 13th meeting. Abbey Martin, home from the College of Wooster, Ohio, Breanna Arnold, on break from Bentley University, Meghan Conway, home from University of Vermont, and Annie Alfano on break from the University of Rhode Island joined the club for breakfast. The young women were all enthusiastic about their freshmen semesters and credited MERHS for a strong academic foundation for their success.
Bailey, Katie, Ariana, President Bridget Murray
January 2016
The Club welcomed three 2015 Rotary scholarship winners at their January 6 meeting. Kathryn Glidden, Bailey Graves, and Ariana Jackson are home on school break and came to breakfast to receive checks and tell us about their first semesters.  Katie is a student at Boston College, Ariana attends Tulane, and Bailey is at University of Virginia.
June 2015 Scholarship Winners
Annie Alfano
Breanna Arnold
Meghan Conway
Kathryn Glidden
Bailey Graves
Ariana Jackson
Abigail Martin
May 2014
Alex Walder, our scholarship winner from last year will be joining us tomorrow to tell us about his freshman year.  Alex was given a $500 Scholarship. He attends U Mass Amherst, studying mechanical engineering, and he is on the dive team.
March 2014
Manchester-Essex Rotary welcomed Taylor Ketchum, recent MERHS graduate and Rotary scholarship recipient, to its Wednesday morning breakfast meeting.  Taylor is attending Duke University and plans to study economics.
Taylor with Rotary President Brendan O'Donoghue
January 2014
At the Rotary's January 8th meeting three Manchester-Essex High School graduates were awarded scholarships.  Laurel Barrie, a freshman at Stetson University in Florida, is studying health science.  Sarah Sergeant, a freshman at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, is studying physical therapy.   Calvin Lamothe, a freshman at Vassar, is studying psychology.  While it was difficult to choose among the many applicants, these three students stood out in character, academics, and achievement.
Calvin, Sarah, Laurel