Photo (l:r) Kendra Currie, Milford High School attending Quinnipiac University Major-Criminal Justice and Accounting; Karin Plante, Nipmuc Regional High School  attending  Worcester Polytechnic Institute Major –Biochemistry;  Maia Banayan, Hopedale High School attending George Mason University Major-Environmental and Sustainability Studies;  Carson Hope, Blackstone Valley Technical High School attending University of Maine/Farmington Major –Early Childhood Special Education. Pictured with the scholarship recipients are Steve Ellis, left and Rotary Club President Allan Villatoro.
 
Rotary Scholarship Chairman Steve Ellis was beaming with pride this week as he addressed Rotary members, scholarship recipients, and their guests at Restaurant 45 in Medway.
Ellis noted,” Each year the selection process is very difficult and the quality of applicants is exemplary not only in their academic achievements but also in their high level of community involvement and extra-curricular activity”.  Ellis also complimented the parents for their guidance and support of their students and noted, “We all know they can’t do it alone.”
During his presentation, Ellis shared that he had contacted the four scholarship recipients from five years ago regarding what they are doing now compared to their career goals when they started their college journey and noted that three out of the four were following their original career plans and the fourth decided on a totally different career in which he was very happy and successful. Ellis reminded the recipients that college offers a great opportunity and to approach the opportunity with a passion and an open mind.
 
Following the introductory speech each scholar was presented with a $1500 check. 
 

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