The BJHS Alumni Association awarded thirteen scholarships at their annual reunion to grandchildren and great-grandchildren of members of the Alumni Association or deceased members of the Association. The scholarship recipients are as follows:
The Margaret Law scholarships are awarded to students enrolled in the medical area.Three scholarships will be given to students in this area of study. The first scholarship recipient of this scholarship this year is Jordan Durant of Brownville. She is the granddaughter of Whit & Linda Coburn and Barbie Durant. She attends Husson University and is majoring in physical therapy. Jordan’s GPA last term was 3.86.
The second Margaret Lawscholarship is awarded to Alyssa Murano of LaGrange. Alyssa is the granddaughter of Donald Martin, Sr. and attends Husson University. Her major is occupational therapy and her grade point average is 3.7.
A third Law scholarship will be awarded to Joshua Martin of LaGrange. Josh is also the grandchild of Donald Martin, Sr. and is attending Husson University. He is majoring in psychology and has a GPA of 3.7.
Three scholarships are open to all students who apply:
The Eleanor Rosebush scholarship recipient is Brandon Bryer of Scarborough.Brandon is the great-grandson of Elmer Cunningham (deceased) and plans to attend the University of Cincinnati pursuing an advanced degree of Juris Doctor. His GPA his senior year at Morehead State University was 4.0.
A second Eleanor Rosebush scholarhip is awarded to Hunter Russo of Casco.Hunter is the grandson of Florence McGrath Russo. He’s attending the University of Southern Maine majoring in business management. His GPA is 2.96 (3.0).
The recipient of the Don Stiles Scholarship is Victoria Bryer of Dayville, Connecticut whose grandparent is Janet Burgoyne. Victoria attends Eastern Connecticut State University majoring in Criminology. She has a GPA of 3.56.
A second Don Stiles scholarship is awarded to Abigail J. Koehler of New Durham, NH who is the granddaughter of Lauris Boulanger Sailor. She is attending Springfield College in Massachusetts majoring in marketing. Her GPA is 3.34.
The Greta Connors scholarship is presented to Clayton Preble of Milo.Clayton is the grandson of Barbara Sickler. He attends Maine Maritime Academy and is majoring in power engineering. His GPA last spring was 3.48.
An additional Greta Connors scholarship is awarded to Alexander Bryer of Scarborough, great-grandson of Elmer Cunningham (deceased) who is attending Maine Maritime Academy majoring in marine engineering technology. His GPA is 3.3.
The Henry & Annie Graves scholarship is awarded to Mackenzie Worcester. Mackenzie is from Washburn, Maine and her BJHS Alumni connections are Fred Worcester and Carol Melanson. Mackenzie is attending Husson University majoring in physical therapy and her grade point average is 3.38.
High school seniors receiving scholarships are:
The BJHS Alumni Scholarship is awarded to Alex Morrison of Baileyville. Alex is the grandson of Larry and Donna Morrill. He graduated from Woodland Jr/Sr High School in June with a grade point average of 100.0 – or 4.3. Alex plans to attend the University of Maine to major in mechanical engineering.
A second BJHS Alumni Scholarship is awarded to Ian Eastwood of Baden, Pennsylvania who graduated this spring from North Allegheny Senior High School with at GPS of 3.4. He is the grandson of Ann Barnes Giamalis (deceased) and plans to attend Ohio University majoring in business.
The Allen B. Lente scholarship is presented this year to Jeremy Martin of LaGrange. Jeremy is the grandson of Donald Martin, Sr. and a 2019 graduate of Penquis Valley School. Jeremy’s GPA 95.5 – or 4.0. He plans to attend Husson University majoring in exercise science.
Scholarship committee chair, Susan Worcester, commented at the meeting that the association “is blessed to have young people associated with graduates of Brownville Junction High School who are such excellent scholars and are working diligently to achieve their goals.”
Applications for these scholarships can be found at TRCMaine.org under the BJHS Alumni section. Scholarship checks will be sent out at the beginning of the second semester. Applications for next year’s scholarships will not be accepted until students are able to provide grades from the spring semester or end of their senior year in high school. The deadline for receiving applications in 2020 is July 31.