The Mattapoisett Woman’s Club awarded two $2,000 scholarships to Mattapoisett residents who are graduating high school seniors and a $1,000 scholarship to a Mattapoisett resident who is in pursuit of a post-secondary degree. This year’s recipients are:
Kara LeBlanc, a student at Old Colony Regional Technical High School, plans to attend Johnson and Wales University to expand her baking and management skills. She was a camper at the YMCA from a very young age and has progressed to become a staff member for the past three years.
ORR student Emma Williamson plans to attend Northeastern University with a double major in Mathematics and Political Science. During her high school career, she interned with the Sippican Historical Society as an archival researcher and also received many school honors. She is an active member of the Massachusetts Climate Education Organization (MCEO), whose goal is to mandate climate justice.
Serena Jaskolka, a graduate of ORR and Worcester State University, is pursuing an MS in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of New Hampshire.
The MWC’s scholarship history started in 1943 with $5 awarded to a Center School Mattapoisett student. In 1948, the amount was $100 and has steadily increased, thanks to our community supported fundraising efforts. To date, more than $100,000 in scholarships has been presented to local scholars.
The Mattapoisett Woman’s Club is always open to new members from the South Coast area. For more information and a membership application, please see the Club’s website at www.mattapoisettwomansclub.org/members.