Realtors, Rotary honor students with scholarships

The Crown Point Board of Realtors and the Sammy Pierce Memorial Scholarship fund has given $1,000 college scholarships to David Bryant of Springfield and Alecia Rokes of Andover, recognizing both for their longtime volunteer work.

The late Sammy Pierce was a member of CPBR noted for his willingness to help others.

From left, Rita Pierce, David Bryant and Helen Wachtel)

From left, Rita Pierce, David Bryant and Helen Wachtel. Pierce and Wachtel are members of the CPBR.

David Bryant, who graduated from Springfield High, will be heading to the University of Vermont to major in mechanical engineering. David has volunteer with the Boy Scouts for seven years, was involved with the middle school ski program for three years, the Springfield soccer program for four years, and mentored incoming freshmen for a year. He is most proud of his leadership with the National Youth Leadership Training program.

Alecia Rokes intends to earn a master’s degree in biochemistry to become involved in scientific research. For the past three years, Alecia was active with the Interact Club, part of the Chester Rotary, working on a dozen projects. She held office for two years. She also was involved with leadership and projects of the National Honor Society at Green Mountain Union High School. She tutored 7th graders in math and participated in a handful of school activities. Alecia’s Rotary service has meant the most to her, not only for giving back to the community but for her own personal growth.

Springfield Rotary honors three with scholarships

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Springfield Rotary Club Scholarship committee chair Bob Flint, pictured far left, stands with Rotary Scholarship recipients Michael Kollman, center, and David Bryant. The $2,500 scholarships can be used for up to five years.
 
Pictured right, Flint and Michelle Putnam flank Hunter Roys of Springfield, who is the first recipient of the annual Paul Putnam Memorial Agricultural Scholarship. Michelle Putnam is the daughter-in-law of the late Springfield Rotarian, whose family is helping to honor her late father-in-law with this new scholarship for Springfield area students pursuing a career in agriculture. The scholarship is for $1,000.

 

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