Mattapoisett Lions Club Scholarship

To the Editor;

            Mario Conde, President of The Mattapoisett Lions Club, one of 45,000 Lion’s Clubs worldwide, has announced the two recipients of 2020 Peter Hodges Memorial Scholarship sponsored by the Mattapoisett Lions Club, in the amount of $2,500 each.

            This year’s recipients are Kathleen Downey of Mattapoisett, a senior at Bishop Stang High School. Kathleen will be attending Harvard where her studies will focus on economics and environmental engineering.  Laurenne Wilkinson of Marion, also a senior at Bishop Stang High School, will be attending Boston College’s Carroll School of Management focusing her studies on management and leadership.

            Both are recognized for their outstanding work in community service, both at school and in their respective communities, their career goals and academic achievements.

            Over the past ten years, the members of the Mattapoisett Lions Club have awarded $50,000 in scholarships to seventeen recipients.

            These awards would not be possible without the strong community and town departments support we’ve received over the years.

            Funds for these awards are raised through the efforts of the Mattapoisett Lions at our annual Harbor Days Arts and Crafts Festival and other events throughout the year. To find out more information about the Mattapoisett Lions Club and how to join, please visit us at and follow us on FaceBook

Mattapoisett Lions Club Awards Committee

Helene Rose, Dr. Jeff Swift, Ron Ellis, Connie Hayes, and Lynne Foley

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