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Local students receive scholarships

Shrewsbury Garden Club scholarship recipient Mitchell Porter. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury Garden Club scholarship recipient Mitchell Porter. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Garden Club awarded three $1,000 scholarships at their annual luncheon June 3. The recipients were Sara Nelson, a recent Shrewsbury High School (SHS) graduate who will be attending UConn School of Engineering in the fall, majoring in Environmental Engineering; Mitchell Porter, a graduate of SHS, will begin his sophomore year at Roger Williams University this fall studying environmental science; and Benjamin Nason, a graduate of St. John’s High School, who has completed his sophomore year at Penn State in the School of Agricultural Studies, majoring in horticulture, with minors in entomology, biology and mushroom science and technology.

Westborough – The Westborough Garden Club Education/Scholarship Committee announced the recipient of the 2014 Scholarship, Hunter M. Blanchard. Blanchard will be attending the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the fall working on a degree in sustainable horticulture. He has been an active member in Westborough High School’s Environmental Club, managing the six raised vegetable gardens located at the high school. The produce is then used either in the high school cafeteria or donated to the Worcester County Food Pantry. Blanchard has also been a beekeeper since he was 13 and involved in the Treatment Free Beekeeping practices.

Shrewsbury – The Hanover Insurance Group Foundation, Inc., announced that it has awarded 38 scholarships to local, public high school students and children of employees of The Hanover Insurance Group.

This year, The Hanover awarded 51 scholarships nationwide, for a total $73,500.

Shrewsbury High School graduates Kathy Bi and Carolyn Waite were among the recipients from the Worcester area. “Our scholarship program is a reflection of our commitment to our local schools and the families in our communities, including our dedicated employees’ families,” said Frederick H. Eppinger, president and chief executive officer of The Hanover. “We hope that our scholarships encourage students to reach for excellence in college and in their careers, and to apply their energy and talents to help our communities grow stronger and more vibrant.”

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