By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer
Marlborough – Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce (MRCC) members met with families of college-bound students June 4 for the annual Scholarship Night at Wayside Racquet & 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. This year they presented the Giselle R. Rodriguez Hologic Scholarship for $2,000 to two Marlborough High School (MHS) graduates: Alysha McGovern and Kailyn Palaima.
Through MRCF, MRCC awarded $1,000 scholarships to Andressa Andrade of Marlborough, Marian High School; Allison Caufield of Leominster, Advanced Math and Science Academy; Ryan Keen of Marlborough, Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School (AVRTHS); Ngam Kim Phan, MHS; and Rachel MacMunn, Hudson High School.
Wayside presented two scholarships totaling $1,500 to MHS graduates Christopher Demers and Trevor Parrinello.
Also acknowledged were the recipients of the second Catherine Gregory Mogavero Business and Professional Association Award: AVRTH senior Andre Colleoni-Pimenta and MHS senior Katie Godere.
The scholarship presentations began with 2015 MHS graduate Lauren Fay singing “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Jazz music was provided by Wombo Combo consisting of Connor Bailey, trumpet; Shawheen Fagan, bass; Jordan Hanahan, drums; Sarah Hanahan, alto saxophone; and Alex Sutton, guitar.
To further help the cause, the 21st annual Run/Walk for Fun to benefit the MRCC Scholarship Fund will be held Wednesday, June 17, 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.
Photos/Ed Karvoski, Jr.