Westborough – At the March 22nd membership breakfast, the Corridor Nine Regional Area Chamber of Commerce honored its 2012 Scholastic and Champion of Education award recipients with 200 members and guests in attendance at the Doubletree Hotel in Westborough. Corridor Nine awarded $12,000 total in scholastic awards to 16 graduating high school seniors. The awards were granted on the basis of scholastic achievement, community and school involvement, work experience, financial need, appearance of application, and an interview.
Corridor Nine also presented three Champions of Education awards to members for their exemplary leadership in supporting education with their time, talent and financial resources. Awards were presented to:
Champions of Education Award Recipients – Central One Federal Credit Union (Corporate Award);
Marlborough Courtyard by Marriott (Corporate Award); Shirley Lundberg, Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School (Outstanding Volunteer Service); and Mary Crowley, Zeh School (Lifetime Achievement Award).
2012 Scholastic Award Recipients – From Algonquin Regional High School: Alexandra Hart, Amanda Irvine, Natalie Manoloules and Kimberly Temlak; From Westborough High School: Shira Berger, Michael Colbert, William Heffernan, Eugene Jang, Sarah Kalinowski and Jacob Robins; Shrewsbury High School:
Nick Huang; From St. John's High School: Matthew Barrieau and Matthew Palecki; From Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School: Jessica Flahive, Shane Noel and Zachary Stewart.
Twenty-seven years ago Corridor Nine made a commitment to support education in the region and formed the school/business partnership program. Numerous school programs and activities are the heart of the work performed by the partnership and their accomplishments to date include awarding 383 scholastic awards to students totaling $268,550; providing 334 mini-grants to educators totaling over $97,761, and donating materials, books, equipment, computers and furniture to the Corridor Nine schools with the support of the business community.