2018 Scholarship Winners 

Cole K

Anastacia S

Charlie C.

2018 SCHOLARSHIP HOLDERS

Anastasia S.

Scholarship Reception

Essex County Youth Building

Topsfield, Ma

June 26, 2018

Anastasia S. of Salem, MA was selected for an Essex County Youth Foundation Leadership Scholarship. She is receiving the Charles and Dorothy Blanchard Memorial Scholarship. Ana is a graduate of Salem High School. She plans to attend the University of Mass Amherst and major in Public Health and Nursing. 

While Ana's goals may be in Nursing and Public Health, she has been described as someone who is passionate about art. Her artwork has been recognized and she was inducted into the National Art Honor Society for her academic and art abilities. Academically, her goal orientated approach and persistence has put her on the Honor Roll every semester since the second semester of her freshman year. 

Ana has been a Girl Scout for 13 years and has been a vital part to her Girl Scout Troop. She has shown increased leadership skills and activity over the years. Ana was the recipient of the "Girl Scout Silver Award", which she earned in middle school and is now close to earning the Gold award which is the highest award in Girl Scouts. Other activities include her involvement in peer mentoring program, at Salem High, in which she assists new students that are having difficulties or need mentoring. She also enjoyed mentoring younger children through the Girl Scouts. She believes that through this, she has learned effective ways to communicate and help people. Skills that have enhanced her abilities as a leader. 

Charles C.

Scholarship Reception

Essex County Youth Building

Topsfield, Ma

June 26, 2018

Charles C. of Lynn MA was selected for an Essex County Youth Foundation Scholarship. He is receiving the Ormond and Minetta Scott Memorial Challenge Scholarship. Charles is a graduate of Solstice School in Rowley. He will be attending the University of Mass Amherst and major in Exo-Biology and Creative writing. 

Charles has achieved high marks in his time at the Solstice School. He has already received the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship for scoring advanced performance on the high school state assessment test (MCAS) and placed in the top 25 percent of students in the graduating class in his district. His essay for this Scholarship was, by far, the most unique essay the committee has ever received. He has been described as someone who has stepped out of his comfort zone and participated in all activities and opportunities provided to him. He is an inquisitive individual who is adept at both literature and science. His caring, creative attitude combined with a hard-working ethic has shown itself in his volunteering at the Topsfield Fair on his own time and on the many occasions he has helped the Essex County Youth Foundation in whatever way we've needed him. His volunteering has been both in the community and his involvement at school.

Cole K.

Scholarship Reception

Essex County Youth Building

Topsfield, Ma

June 26, 2018

Cole K. of Wakefield, MA was selected for an Essex County Youth Foundation Scholarship. He is receiving the Harold and Doris Cleary Memorial 4-H Scholarship. Cole is a graduate of Wakefield Memorial High School. He will be attending one of five potential schools of higher education this fall to pursue a degree in Mechanical Engineering. 

Cole's involvement with 4-H over the last nine years has been substantial. Beginning with his early participation in the "Massachusetts Manic 4-H Club", in which he held the position of Treasurer for five years. He also has had several officer positions in the "Funky Foto Friends 4-H Club". He ability to communicate, not only helped him win several first-place finishes in the Massachusetts 4-H state level Visual Presentations competitions, but also helped him in the leading of meetings and projects in these 4-H clubs as well. Cole represented Massachusetts 4-H at the 4-H National Congress and 4-H National Conference. He has also presented at the Big E Fair since 2012.

The past four years Cole has been a member of "Great Scott's 4-H Rabbit and Cavy Club". During his time in 4-H he has served capably in multiple positions including his current position as Club President. He has also participated in community service events at the New England School for the Deaf and various elder care homes with his rabbit. Cole has been described as an excellent public speaker, a keen learner, a role model to the younger club members and an asset to those involved in 4-H.

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