FRAMINGHAM – Ten high school students each received a $3,000 scholarship from the Rotary Club Education Fund of Framingham to help pay for studies at various colleges in the region.
The awards, presented by the President of the Rotary Education Fund, Framingham State University President Javier Cevallos, who is also a Framingham Rotarian, took place in the student-staffed East Room Restaurant of Keefe Technical High School on May 20.
The total value of the annual scholarships given by the club since the
program’s inception is now over $1million.
The scholarship recipients were:
Madison C. Foster (Keefe Tech)
Rosita Beatriz Ramirez (Framingham High)
Shade Michelle Bruce (Keefe Tech)
Kaitlyn Mary Sok (Keefe Tech)
Brion Beverly Fe Castonares (Ashland High)
Christian Anthony Garcia (Keefe Tech)
Elsi Sofia Mejia (Keefe Tech)
Christian Ariel Espana (Keefe Tech)
Juliet Ruth Jacobs (Keefe Tech)
Anjeh W. Titafangmb (Keefe Tech).
Two of the scholarships were given in honor of the late Framingham Rotarians Stanley Berezin and Tony Patelis.
The Berezin award, dedicated to a student from Framingham High, was presented to Rosita B. Ramirez.
Tony Patelis was a Rotarian who specified a scholarship for a Keefe Tech student of special achievement with high academic aspirations. This year that scholarship was presented to Shade M. Bruce.
Another scholarship was named for Jim Birmingham, a friend of the club, whose investment strategy has resulted in the huge growth of the club’s Educational Foundation. Anjeh W. Titafangmbung received the award.
Representatives of the students’ home Districts read citations from the State House of Representatives and presented them to each winner. The legislators present included Jack Patrick Lewis, Maria Robinson, and Carmine Gentile. Rep. Carolyn Dykema, who was not present, signed the citations, while Susan Nicholl, District Representative of Sen. Karen Spilka, presented separate citations to the students on behalf of Senate President Spilka.