The Hooksett Kiwanis Foundation is pleased to announce the 2017 Scholarship program for graduating seniors of the Hooksett community.
The 2017 award recipients...
Tiffany Miller of Londonderry High School will be attending The University of Massachusetts at Lowell this fall. She will be pursuing a degree in Biomedical Engineering with a concentration in prosthetics for younger children. Tiffany has always been service oriented volunteering for organizations such as girl scouts, Salvation Army, honor society, builders club. She is very active in Robotics, band and the unified sports program where special needs students participate in sports with the help of student volunteers.
This is what her school counselor, Valerie Nelson says about Tiffany: "She is determined, intellectual, and is always thinking of new and innovative ways of addressing a situation. Her ability to think outside the box is wonderful.”
Her Project Lead the Way Instructor, Kevin Konieczny says “There is no doubt in my mind that Tiffany will be a successful engineer. From helping her childhood friend with a disability to helping a family member who is a quadriplegic, she knows firsthand how engineering can help improve an individual’s quality of life.”
Oliver Mack from Londonderry High School will attend Syracuse University in the fall. Oliver is an Eagle Scout from Troop 292. He was a member of the National Honor Society, member of the Spanish Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, and a squad leader for the Londonderry Marching and concert bands. His volunteer work includes Big Buddy program, recreational soccer, Salvation Army Bell Ringer, various community programs through the Boy Scouts including; My families Table/soup kitchen, Scouting for Food and Stamp out Hunger, Kids Kloset, Lions Club Train Show, and Care Givers Inc.
Suzanne Johnson, Londonderry Social Studies Department, remarks “No one gets 100% on the CP Civics Final exam. That’s just silly. Yet that is exactly what Oliver did. He showed through that achievement and in many other ways that he is an accomplished and serious learner with plenty of room for growth. Oliver feels strongly he can and will be a good attorney.”
Andrew Soucy, Director of Music, offered “Oliver is an intelligent, talented, outgoing, and responsible young gentleman. He is enthusiastic, industrious, a self-starter, and a capable leader. He is organized, honors commitments, and is conscientious about the quality of his work. He is indeed a quality student of the highest integrity.”
Annika Lidster from Londonderry High School plans on attending Seton Hall University in the fall. She graduated with High Honors, is a member of the Spanish Honor Society, a New Hampshire State Scholar, member of the Student Government executive board since the 10th grade as the prom and venue coordinator, and President of the Senior Gators Club which organizes “tailgates” for football games. Annika achieved high honors every semester and received an academic letter and academic scroll pin.
Her volunteer work includes Pay It Forward community service group, participation in countless community events such as veterans breakfasts, down syndrome buddy walk, special Olympics, pen pals, 9/11 name readings, and serving as assistant field hockey coach
Katie Sullivan, Assistant Principal at Londonderry High School “Annika is the dream student. She is a pillar of strength, kindness, honor, pride, and intelligence. She is able to find balance in it all and still remains grounded in integrity.”
James Kelly, Vice President at Lee and Mason Financial Services “I feel confident she will be a thriving and productive student in her college community. Annika has been a close friend of the family and will most certainly aspire to be a great success during her college career and beyond.”
The James Walter Scholarship is available to any Hooksett senior that has attended Hooksett schools, and has lived in Hooksett for the past three years. The late Mr. Walter was a member of Hooksett Kiwanis and a Past Advisor and member of Circle K.
The Kiwanis Scholarship will award $500 to three outstanding seniors who have made a difference in the community during their high school years. This completed application, list of extracurricular activities, honors/awards, community service events, personal statement (200-400 words) and two letters of recommendation are due by May 5, 2017. Please click on following link for the application formKiwanis Scholarship form