Area students awarded scholarships
By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer
Marlborough – Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce (MRCC) members met with families of college-bound students June 5 for the annual Scholarship Night at Wayside Racquet and Swim Club.
The presentation was emceed by Darren McLaughlin, who serves multiple roles. He’s the general manager of Wayside, president of Marlborough Regional Community Foundation (MRCF), and chair of MRCC’s Scholarship and School to Business committees.
The evening barbecue was sponsored by Hologic, Inc., a Marlborough-based developer, manufacturer and supplier of products with an emphasis on women’s healthcare needs. The Giselle R. Rodriguez Hologic Scholarship for $2,000 was presented to Jayna Dixon, a Marlborough High School (MHS) graduate.
Through MRCF, MRCC awarded $1,000 scholarships to Cassidy Grace, MHS; Jaqueline Rocheleau of Marlborough, Advanced Math & Science Academy; Nicholas Seymour of Marlborough, Marian High School; Tanya Tovar of Westborough, Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School (AVRTHS); and Andrew Wienen, Hudson High School.
Wayside presented two scholarships totaling $1,500 to MHS graduates Cassidy Grace and Kelsey Hanahan.
Also acknowledged were the recipients of the first Catherine Gregory Mogavero Business and Professional Association Award: AVRTH sophomore Abigail Mangsen and MHS graduate Ashley Beauchamp. Mogavero recently retired as MRCC executive vice president.
To further help the cause, the 20th annual Run/Walk for Fun to benefit the MRCC Scholarship Fund will be held Wednesday, June 18, beginning and ending at Wayside. Same-day registration begins at 5 p.m.; the run/walk begins at 6:30 p.m. Advance registration is available online at firm-racing.com.
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