WCLT awards two scholarships

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WCLT scholarship winner Peter Howarth
WCLT scholarship winner Peter Howarth
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Westborough – The Westborough Community Land Trust (WCLT) has awarded two $1,000 scholarships and two honorable mentions to graduating Westborough High School (WHS) seniors on the basis of essays written for WCLT’s annual Earth Day Essay Contest.

Peter Howarth was awarded a scholarship for his essay describing his work in creating a new trail at Sawink Farm and his development of a greater commitment to improving the environment. He will study pre-sport management at the University of Connecticut.

Victoria Helle won a scholarship for her essay describing her determination to tackle the problem of litter in town and the work she has done to reduce litter from plastic

WCLT scholarship winner Victoria Helle
WCLT scholarship winner Victoria Helle
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water bottles at the high school and from dog waste around town. She plans to study environmental science at the University of Rhode Island.

Katie May Howarth was recognized with an honorable mention for her essay describing her experience in persuading the town’s school system to switch from Styrofoam trays to paper boats and her ongoing awareness of the environmental problem created by Styrofoam. She plans to major in graphic design at a four-year university.

Grace Roney received an honorable mention for her essay describing her experiences with the high school beekeeping club and the environmental awareness that she developed as a result. She expects to major in history in college.

“Congratulations to the students who won scholarships and who received honorable mentions, and our thanks to all the students who shared their thoughts and stories with us in their Earth Day essays,” said Annie Reid, chair of the WCLT scholarship committee. “We commend these young people for the environmental awareness that they will take with them into the future.”

Read the winning essays online at: http://westboroughlandtrust.org/pr/2018-scholarship-award.