At their annual business meeting on Friday, August 11th the Brownville Junction High School Alumni Association decided to increase the number of scholarships given this year. This decision was made after reviewing the excellent grades of not only the top eight (the usual number of scholarships awarded) applicants but the next four, as well. All twelve scholarship recipients have grade point averages above 3.7; six have grade point averages of 4.0 or above. Each scholarship is in the amount of $1500 and will be awarded at the beginning of the second semester of the school year.
Recipients of scholarships this year are as follows:
Four Margaret Law scholarships will be awarded this year to students who are pursuing a career in the medical field. The first scholarship recipient this year is Mackenzie Worcester. Mackenzie is from Washburn, Maine. Mackenzie’s BJHS Alumni connections are grandparents Fred Worcester and Carol Melanson. Mackenzie is attending Husson University majoring in physical therapy.
The second Margaret Law scholarship is awarded to Caityn Durant from Williamsburg Township, Maine. Caitlyn is the granddaughter of Barbara Farrar and Virginia Morrill Wado. She has completed her undergraduate program and is continuing her education to receive a degree in nursing from the University of Maine at Fort Kent.
The third Margaret Law scholarship is awarded to recent Penquis Valley High School graduate, Jordan Durant. Jordan lives in Brownville and is the granddaughter of Barbie Durant and Whit & Linda Coburn. She plans to attend Husson University to major in physical therapy.
The final Margaret Law scholarship is presented to Morgan Buchanan. Morgan is a recent graduate of Scarborough High School and is the granddaughter of Sharon Ingalls and the great-granddaughter of Marion Cail. She plans to attend the University of Maine to major in psychology.
The Greta Connors scholarship is presented to Blake Morrison. Blake is the son of Nicki Morrison of Ebeemee Township and attends the University of Maine, Orono. He is majoring in English and Political Science.
The Henry & Annie Graves scholarship is awarded to Gretchen Petrie of Portsmouth, Rhode Island. She the granddaughter of Patricia Vickers Petrie. Gretchen is attending Providence College majoring in elementary/special education.
The Eleanor Rosebush scholarship recipient is Brandon Bryer, great-grandson of Elmer Cunningham. Brandon is from Scarborough, Maine and attends Morehead State University in Kentucky. His major is Political Science/Business.
A second Eleanor Rosebush scholarship is awarded to Amber Smith of Union, New Hampshire. Amber attends Southern New Hampshire University and is majoring in business administration with a minor in sports management. Amber is the granddaughter of Milton Smith, Jr., also of Union, New Hampshire.
The recipient of the Don Stiles Scholarship is Alyssa Murano of LaGrange, Maine. Alyssa is the granddaughter of Donald Martin, Sr. and attends Husson University. Her major is healthcare studies.
A second Don Stiles scholarship is presented to Patrick Buzza. Patrick is a resident of Auburn and studies at Northeastern University majoring in electrical and computer engineering. Patrick is the grandson of Charlene Buzza.
The BJHS Alumni Scholarship is awarded to Victoria Bryer. Victoria is the granddaughter of Janet E Burgoyne Bryer. She graduated from Killingly High School in Dayville, Connecticut this spring. She plans to attend Eastern Connecticut State University to study environmental earch science.
The Allen B. Lente scholarship is presented this year to Clayton Preble. Clayton is a recent graduate of Penquis Valley High School, lives in Milo, and is the grandson of Barbie Sickler. He plans to attend Maine Maritime Academy and will major in Power Engineering.
These scholarships are open to any student who has a parent, grandparent, or great-grandparent who is a member of the Brownville Junction High School Alumni Association. Membership is open, also, to graduates of Penquis Valley High School. More information can be obtained about the scholarships by visiting the Alumni section of TRCMaine.org.