Westborough Education Foundation awards two $500 Scholarships

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Andrew Leary

WESTBOROUGH – The Westborough Education Foundation (WEF) recently awarded its annual scholarships to Westborough High School graduates Andrew Leary and Leah Mintz.

Leary plans to attend the University of Michigan, majoring in Business Administration with a minor in Sports Management. Mintz plans on studying Speech-Language Pathology at Ithaca College.

During high school, Leary was involved in Best Buddies and various sports programs. Through Best Buddies, he branched out to support students with disabilities through a number of adaptive sports programs.

With his brother, Leary also co-founded the Double Play Association, whose mission is to collect and donate used sports equipment to those in need, with an emphasis on those with special needs.

Mintz joined the American Sign Language club as a freshman. From there, ASL quickly became a big part of her life, as she became passionate about making the hearing world more accessible to people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Leah Mintz

She introduced ASL to elementary school students during a world language fair event while sharing information on deaf culture and inclusivity.

The scholarships recognize students who, according to a WEF press release, “exhibit strong leadership qualities, are passionate about learning, and have demonstrated creativity and innovation.”

“We wish all the 2021 graduates the best in their future academics and endeavors,” that press release noted.

Learn more about the WEF and its scholarships at westborougheducationfoundation.com/scholarships.html.