By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor
Westborough – Most teenage boys love to eat, and Brett Robinson is no exception. For this young man, who just graduated from Westborough High School, there is one place that has been a favorite over the years. It's not a popular chain restaurant or fast food option that he enjoys time and time again – it's Westborough's South Street Diner.
Recently, Robinson penned an essay explaining why he loves the diner as part of an annual competition that the diner hosts for graduating seniors. That submission was selected as the winning entry of this year's $500 scholarship.
“It's the only place in town that you can get a homemade cheeseburger, with an enormous helping of homemade curly fries, on a high school student's budget,” he wrote in his essay. “It's the only place you can get those homemade curly fries.”
“Its relaxed atmosphere makes it a place where I can meet up with my friends and never feel rushed,” he added. “It's always expected to see at least one person you know sitting at a table next to you.”
Robinson also noted the diner is a favorite spot for his family to gather “when my grandmother's kitchen is closed. It's my family's favorite dinner spot on Friday nights.”
Robinson will be attending Worcester State University this fall where he plans on majoring in biology and then hopefully continuing his education at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
The diner's proprietors, Phyllis Keene and Mark Sullivan, noted that each year they award a scholarship as a way to give back to the community.
“This town has been great to us,” Sullivan said. “We'se happy to be able to give back to a deserving student.”
“I really appreciate being selected,” Robinson said. “This [scholarship] will really help me.