OLD SAYBROOK, CT- Eight local high school seniors are each receiving a helping hand for college in the form of a $1,000 scholarship from the Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber’s C. Wilfred Hunter Memorial Scholarship recognizes students who have demonstrated academic achievement and a commitment to community service. This year’s local scholarship winners are:
Spencer Arbige, of Old Saybrook High School;
Jazmin Gulliksen, of Old Saybrook High School;
Isabella Jacobsen, of Old Saybrook High School;
Nora McNeil, of Old Saybrook High School;
Samantha Regan, of Old Saybrook High School;
Brittany Rosser, of Old Saybrook High School;
Meaghan Senack, of Old Saybrook High School; and
Brianna Grills, of Waterford High School.
“The Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce is proud to award eight $1,000 scholarships to such outstanding students as they prepare for the next step in their educational careers,” said Kristen Roberts, President of the Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Scholarship Committee Chairperson. “We wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors.”
Each year, the Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce accepts nominations from residents of Old Saybrook and children or employees of Chamber members who are graduating from public or private high school. Students are selected based on academic achievement and community service.
Proceeds from the Chamber’s annual Chili Festival, sponsored by Guilford Savings Bank, fund the scholarship program. This year, the Chamber was planning to award four $1,000 scholarships and thanks to a matching grant from David Adams, owner of Saybrook Junction, the Chamber was able to double the amount of scholarship recipients and award a total of eight $1,000 scholarships.
“We are so pleased to be able to help so many students this year through the generosity of one of our Chamber members, Saybrook Junction,” said Judy Sullivan, Executive Director of the Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce, “The applicant pool was very impressive and these students deserve recognition for the achievements.”
For more information about the Old Saybrook of Commerce and its programs, visit www.oldsaybrookchamber.com.
About the Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber is a member driven organization dedicated to enhancing the economic vitality and quality of life in Old Saybrook and its surrounding communities.