2018 Scholarship Cummington Fair Scholarship winners!
Samantha is a 2018 graduate of Wahconah Regional High School. She is the daughter of Alison & Fran Mason and will attend Elms College and will major in Nursing. Samantha Mason, Worthington, MA.
Kyle is a 2018 graduate of Ludlow High School. He is the son of Jeff & Cyndi Harris and will attend Springfield Technical Community College and major in Architecture. Kyle Harris, Ludlow, MA.
Ashley is a 2018 graduate of Mohawk Trail Regional School. She is the daughter of Karen & Steve Walker and will attend Greenfield Community College and major in Nursing. Ashley Walker, Shelburne Falls, MA.
Elizabeth is a 2018 graduate of Mohawk Trail Regional School. She is the daughter of Rita Thibodeau and Kenneth Herzig and will attend the University of Maine at Orono and major in Wildlife Ecology. Elizabeth Herzig Colrain, MA.
Jeffrey Mason Memorial Scholarship 2018
Gregory Norris Westhampton, MA
Gregory is a graduating senior at Hampshire Regional High School. Greg is attending Penn State University next fall where he will be majoring in Animal Science. Greg has lived on a dairy farm his entire life, and participates in his family’s maple sugaring business, which is recently gearing up again after closing when his great-grandfather passed. Greg hopes to comes back to the farm after gaining knowledge and experience and that he may one day be able to market maple-flavored dairy products.
Clifford S. Thayer Memorial Scholarship 2018
Is Awarded to Charles Inman Westhampton, MA
Charlie is a 2014 graduate of Hampshire Regional High School. He currently is attending Porter and Chester Institute for Electrical and will be graduating in October 2018. He will then do his apprenticeship to become a licensed Electrician. Charlie was very active in the Hampshire County 4-H Exchange Club. He was lucky to host and travel to many different states. During his time in the Exchange Club, he also helped run the 4-H food booth during the MSWCF and the Cummington Fair as a fundraiser for the club. Charlie has continued to donate his time back to his community. He has worked with the Western Mass Knights Sled Hockey team by helping as an assistant coach to teach young people with disabilities how to play the game. He also volunteers through the Northampton Revolvers Club Turkey Shoots to help raise money for Veterans during the charity “Aiming for Zero.”
Is Awarded to Samantha Mason Worthington, MA.
Samantha is currently attending Wahconah Regional High School and will graduate this June. She will be attending Elms College in the fall 2018 and she will major in Nursing. She has participated in the PVYS 4-H Club. She has participated in the Cummington Fair with her sheep and oxen, and has also served on the Junior Board of Directors to the fair. On the Junior Board she helped with various activities and really enjoyed helping to run the Old Fashioned Games at the fair. She has also worked in the dining hall helping to serve meals during the fair. Samantha has been very active in high school through Student Council and National Honor Society and she has participated in many community service projects. She has also worked part-time as a PCA to learn more about the nursing field.
Shortly after May 1st, the Scholarship Committee will meet and evaluate all applications. Winners will be personally notified and schools will receive an announcement that can be included at their graduation exercises or awards assemblies. Actual payment of the award will be made to the student after satisfactory completion of the first semester of college.
Money for these scholarships is earned from the dining room and the food concessions at the Cummington Fairgrounds during the Fourth of July horse and ox drawing contests. Scholarship winners are requested to assist in whatever capacity they are able during this event and are not otherwise asked to repay their scholarship.
New this year, you can email your application in to firstname.lastname@example.org