2014 Scholarship Ceremony

2014 Scholarship Holders

Alexis S., Evanthia B. and Rebecca W.

Rebecca W.

Scholarship Reception

Essex County Youth Building

Topsfield, Ma

June 27, 2014

Rebecca W. of Middleton MA was selected for an Essex County Youth Foundation Leadership Scholarship.  She is receiving the Harold and Doris Cleary Memorial Scholarship. Rebecca is a graduate of Masconomet Regional High School and will be pursuing a degree in Elementary/Special Education. Her path to this pursuit began when she had an opportunity to observe a special needs group for a day at the water park where she worked as a lifeguard. That day influenced her to become more involved and lead her being a one-on-one swim instructor one day a week for a nonverbal and autistic 6 year old boy. She found she absolutely loved it and knew that she wanted to build her life around this kind of profession. Rebecca is also notably active in her church's youth group. In addition to playing a vital leadership role at the church's Vacation Bible School, she has traveled to many service projects and mission trips. On two separate trips to the Bowery Mission she was described as selflessly caring for and serving the homeless and poverty stricken in New York City.

Evanthia B. 

Scholarship Reception

Essex County Youth Building

Topsfield, Ma

June 27, 2014

Evanthia B. of Manchester, MA was selected for an Essex County Youth Foundation Leadership Scholarship. She is receiving the Charles Blanchard Memorial Scholarship. Evanthia is a graduate of Manchester Essex Regional High School. She plans to study special education and psychology with a goal of pursuing a career as a Special Education Teacher. This is a career choice that Evanthia has desired since age 7 when she associated with a disabled classmate. She has volunteered in a local classroom for children with disabilities and has been learning American Sign Language for the past 2 years. She has served as treasurer of her student body. Evanthia participated on her high school gymnastics center. Evanthia won her school's Distinguished Service Award last year and is described as someone who far exceeded the required number of community service hours. 

Alexis S.

Scholarship Reception

Essex County Youth Building

Topsfield, Ma

June 28, 2016

Alexis S. of Peabody, MA was selected for an Essex County Youth Foundation 4H Scholarship. She is receiving the Henry and Ruth Nason Memorial Scholarship. Alexis is a graduate of Essex Agricultural and Technical Technical High School and will be pursuing studies in Equine Science and Management. Her goal is to achieve a degree in veterinary science. While she loved working with, riding, helping and learning about horses, it was a visit to an Equine Rehabilitation Center that lead her strong desire to be an equine veterinarian. Alexis cares for an successfully shows animals in several categories. She is an active member of both the FFA and 4H. In the FFA, she has held offices of Jr. Secretary and Chapter Secretary for the Essex Chapter FFA. She is currently the Club President of Great Scott's 4H Rabbit and Cavy Club. Over the years, she has held numerous awards for her Visual Presentations. In Visual Presentation, she has competed at the State Level and beyond it to the Big 'E' quality presentation. As a sophomore, Alexis was chosen by her school to be a mentor and was sent to the Edge of Leadership Camp in Vermont to learn about improving the school community.