The MetroWest Chamber of Commerce’s Education Foundation awarded five STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Scholarships to high school seniors in MetroWest.
The recipients were:
- Jonathan DeMarco is a senior at Hopkinton High School and is planning to attend Umass Amherst in the fall. DeMarco is dedicated to his studies and is enrolled in a number of Honors classes. He is also involved in activities outside of the classroom such as playing soccer and being part of the National Honors Society. He is intelligent and has remained in the top 10 percent of his class throughout his high schoolyears. DeMarco hopes to study engineering while in college and pursue a career in the field.
- Cameron Hill is a senior at Hopedale Jr/Sr High School and is planning to attend Boston University in the fall. Even though Hill extremely self-motivated and hardworking. Cameron is constantly challenging himself by taking Honors courses. He is also the Class President and a member of the Math Team. He hopes to pursue an education that will help him achieve his goal of becoming a doctor.
- Amardev Khalsa is a senior at Millis High School and hopes to pursue an undergraduate education in Biomedical Engineering. She is an extremely organized, driven and committed student. Khalsa has taken a variety of AP classes throughout high school, as well as some online AP courses. Out of the classroom, not only does she seek out research and community service opportunities, she loves to ride horses and is even the captain of the Interscholastic Equestrian Association. She loves to learn and seizes every opportunity to challenge herself, which she plans to continue to do in college.
- Riana Pozsgai is a senior at Medway High School and plans to pursue a degree in chemistry at Simmons College this fall. She is diligent and disciplined in her academic life, and is enthusiastic to learn even more while in college. In addition to taking a number of AP and Honors courses, Pozsgai has a lot of community service experience such as being a Leadership Committee Member and Lego Club Coordinator. She is also a member of the National Honor Society and her high school’s volleyball team. She is very serious about the challenges she takes on, and is prepared to do so throughout her college career.
- Amanda Westort is a senior at Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School and hopes to pursue a degree in computer science at Harvard University this fall. The Ashland resident strives to be the best possible example of a woman of color hoping to explore a career in the STEM field. In addition to excelling in a variety of AP classes, she is the President of Student Government, a member of the National Honor Society and an Elected Massachusetts State Student Advisory Council member. Out of the classroom, she dances and is on her high school’s soccer and track & field team. Westort is extremely self-motivated and willing to take on any challenges that she is presented with throughout her college career.
The MetroWest Chamber of Commerce, headquartered in Framingham, held its education foundation scholarship reception last week at Staples headquarters in Framingham.
The MetroWest Chamber Educational Foundation Scholarships were established to assist public or private high school seniors who reside in the MetroWest area and wish to continue their education beyond high school, whether in college, vocational or technical schools.