BOSTON — Two local students were recognized by the Boston Red Sox as part of the professional baseball team’s service scholarship program, which awarded students across New England with scholarships in recognition of their community service and academic achievements.
From the Midcoast, Camden Hills Regional High School graduate Eliza Roy and Oceanside High School graduate Jasmine Bouchard were awarded scholarships.
The two Knox County students were recognized as a recipient of the Red Sox Service Scholarship during a pregame ceremony at Fenway Park before the Red Sox’s July 30 game against the Tampa Bay Rays.
The program awarded students from public high schools across New England with $1,000 scholarships towards their college education based on academic performance, financial aid eligibility, and demonstrated community service.
A total of 210 public high school graduates from Vermont, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine, and Connecticut have been awarded scholarships this year, and nearly all of the recipients were on hand before the game to be recognized on the field.
Before their recognition on the field at Fenway Park, the awardees participated in a community service project in collaboration with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh's office and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department.
The group conducted a #Trashtag Challenge to pick up trash in five different public parks and spaces throughout Boston.
The service scholarship program was introduced in 2010 by then-New Hampshire Governor John Lynch, and Red Sox Principal Owner John W. Henry and Red Sox Foundation Board Member Linda Pizzuti Henry.
Today, the Red Sox Service Scholarships Program has grown to include more than 200 high schools throughout New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Vermont.
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