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August 30, 2023
OXFORD, MASSACHUSETTS, August 30, 2023 — As part of the bank’s charitable giving program, The Giving Tree, and its commitment to youth and education, bankHometown recently awarded $4,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors of two local high schools.
Five students from Millbury High School and three students from Sutton High School were each awarded $500 scholarships. The recipients demonstrated both academic achievement and financial need and will be enrolled in a four-year program at an accredited college or university this fall.
“Education is the key to bettering yourself along the road to independence and empowerment,” said Robert J. Morton, bankHometown president and CEO. “So bankHometown is pleased to support them as they continue their journey of unlocking their potential through education.”
At Millbury High School, Gianna Solomon was awarded the bankHometown Achievement Scholarship and will attend Worcester State University; Cali Brouillard was awarded the bankHometown Leadership Scholarship and will attend Worcester State University; Danielle LaPlante received the bankHometown Scholarship in Memory of Marjorie Matson, awarded to a student who wants to pursue a career in banking or financial services, and plans to attend the University of Maine; Jake Black received the bankHometown Academic Merit Award and will be attending Boston University; and Vanessa Muturi was awarded the bankHometown Community Service Scholarship in Memory of Gail Higginbottom and will be attending Williams College.
At Sutton High School, Caroline Howe was awarded the bankHometown Academic Merit Scholarship; Maxwell Herbert was awarded the bankHometown Community Spirit Scholarship; and Macy Hutchinson was awarded the bankHometown Leadership Scholarship.