Franklin Savings Bank’s Community Development Foundation has awarded college scholarships to 11 local students. The scholarships are generally $3,000 each, although Madison Area Memorial High School opted to split its scholarship into two this year. The bank awards the scholarships per year to students from 9 local schools.
The 2014 Franklin Scholars are:
- Spruce Mountain High School: Maria Castonguay of Jay, daughter of Roland and Carrie Castonguay, plans to major in business at the University of Southern Maine. See Photo
- Mt. Blue High School: Katherine Hayes, of Farmington, daughter of Daniel and Jacqueline Hayes, plans to major in business marketing at Brigham Young University. See Photo
- Mt. Blue High School: Danika Morin, of Wilton, daughter of Danielle Savage, plans to major in accounting at Thomas College. See Photo
- Rangeley Lakes Regional School: Brianna Hall, of Rangeley, daughter of Heidi Sorensen, plans to major in international business at American University. See Photo
- Mountain Valley High School: Elizabeth Adley, of Rumford, daughter of Brad and Susan Adley, plans to major in accounting at Husson University. See Photo
- Skowhegan High School: Shelby Watson, of Skowhegan, daughter of Rich and Karie Watson, plans to major in business management at Thomas College.
- Carrabec High School: Troy Dunphy Jr., of North Anson, son of Troy and Judith Dunphy, who plans to major in business management at Bentley University.
- Mt. Abram High School: Holley Barker, of Avon, daughter of Cecil Barker and Barbara Auger, who plans to major in interactive media at the University of Maine at Farmington. See Photo
- Dirigo High School: Seth Tacheny, of Dixfield, son of Alan and Carrie Tacheny, plans to major in international business and logistics at Maine Maritime Academy. See Photo
- Madison Area Memorial High School: Emily McKenney, of Madison, daughter of Dan McKenney and Jennifer Hight, plans to major in accounting at Roger Williams University. See Photo
- Madison Area Memorial High School: Phillip Collins, of Athens, son of Erin Griffeth, plans to major in computer science at UMF. See Photo
“This is a great group of young people. They’ve worked very hard to achieve many great things while in high school. It’s our pleasure to help them pursue their goals for higher education. I’m confident they will continue to succeed,” said Peter Judkins, President and CEO at Franklin Savings Bank.
Scholarships from the Franklin Savings Bank Community Development Foundation were awarded to students who plan to attend a four-year college with studies concentrating in accounting, finance, marketing, management, computer sciences or other business related courses. The graduating seniors were selected as Franklin Scholars based largely on high academic achievement, which alone represented 70 percent of the criteria for scholarship selection. The remaining 30 percent was based on community citizenship, participation in extra-curricular activities, such as athletics, band, school clubs or drama, and financial need.
The bank’s Community Development Foundation grants the scholarships to the schools, which select the student and administer the scholarship.
Franklin Savings Bank’s Community Development Foundation was created in 2000 to support community, economic and educational needs within the communities served by Franklin Savings Bank. To date, the Foundation has awarded $509,000 to more than 224 students and is one of the most generous scholarships available in the area.
Mt. Blue High School Scholars Danika Morin, of Wilton, left, and Katherine Hayes, of Farmington, with Senior Vice President and CFO Timothy Thompson.
Mountain Valley High School Scholar Elizabeth Adley, of Rumford, left, with River Valley Manager Diane Perry, and Dirigo High School Scholar Seth Tacheny, of Dixfield, and Loan Officer Leanne Gagne, at right.
Rangeley Lakes Regional School Scholar Brianna Hall, of Rangeley, flanked by Assistant Rangeley Manager Crystal Haley, on left, and Manager Leeanna Wilbur, on right.
Madison Area Memorial High School Scholar Phillip Collins, of Athens, with Assistant Vice President Christine St. Laurent.
Not available for photos: Skowhegan High School Scholar Shelby Watson, of Skowhegan and Carrabec High School Scholar Troy Dunphy Jr., of North Anson.