BOSTON, MA - The Boston Red Sox will introduce the 40 recipients of the New Hampshire Red Sox Service Scholarships during a pregame ceremony at Fenway Park before the Red Sox-Tigers game on Saturday, May 17. The program awards students from 40 public high schools across New Hampshire with $1,000 scholarships towards their college education based on academic performance, financial aid eligibility, and most importantly, demonstrated community service.
The service scholarship program was introduced in 2010 by then-New Hampshire Governor John Lynch, and Red Sox Principal Owner John W. Henry and wife Linda Pizzuti Henry. The program has since expanded from 10 qualifying New Hampshire public schools in its inaugural year, to 40 in 2014. One student from each of the 40 high schools is chosen for the award. The service scholarships are now also available in all six New England states.
"We look forward to honoring these community-minded students from the Granite State at Fenway Park on Saturday," said Red Sox Foundation Board Member Linda Pizzuti Henry. "The service scholarships recognize those who have made a difference in their communities and we hope they serve as inspiration for others to do the same."
The 40 scholarship recipients will be greeted on the field at Fenway Park by New Hampshire Director of Legislative Affairs and Policy Chris Kennedy, New Hampshire Assistant Policy Director Amy Kennedy, and Red Sox Foundation Interim Executive Director Gena Borson.
This year's New Hampshire Red Sox Service Scholarship Award recipients include:
- Timothy Andrews, Goffstown High School
- Andrea Bardsley, Merrimack Valley High School
- Nicholas Barker, White Mountain Regional High School
- Ethan Beals, Alvirne High School
- Kayleigh Bennett, Inter-Lakes high School
- Erin Bourque, Dover Senior High School
- Sabryna Boutin, Manchester West High School
- Cassandra Brouillard, Winnacunnet High School
- Nicole Bruen, Timberlane Regional High School
- Catherine Buckley, Gilford High School
- Emily Charest, Stevens High School
- Noah "Aidan" Conrad, Oyster River High School
- Caroline Consoli, Manchester Memorial High School
- Lara Dienemann, Portsmouth High School
- Richard Dragon, Berlin Senior High School
- Sarah Eaton, Nashua High School Northe
- Kelly Gallagher, Newfound Regional High School
- Joshua Gallant, Salem High School
- Kaylee Goodell, Monadnock Regional High School
- Holly Grace, Concord High School
- Garrett Guilmett, Laconia High School
- Nicholas Hanslin de Sherbinin, Lebanon High School
- Dakota Hayes, Londonderry High School
- Sarah King, Nashua High School South
- Anthony Krivitsky, Prospect Mountain High School
- Zoe Lanier, Merrimack High School
- Catherine Long, ConVal Regional High School
- Grace Martel, Manchester Central High School
- Christopher Mokinaro, Spaulding High School
- Ariana Moran, Pinkerton Academy
- Lauren Ostrowski, Souhegan High School
- Austin Parker, Plymouth Regional High School
- Charles Reagan, Bow High School
- Jessica Richard, Sanborn Regional High School
- Bailey Roberts, Fall Mountain Regional High School
- Shawn Roseen, Kingswood Regional High School
- Dillon Sylvester, Franklin High School
- Payton Vaillancourt, Winnisquam Regional High School
- Stephanie Varno, Keene High School
- Gillian Wilcox, Kennett High School
In addition to celebrating the accomplishments of the 40 New Hampshire service scholarship recipients, the Red Sox will also celebrate the Granite State during Saturday's game, which has been designated New Hampshire Day at Fenway Park Presented by Bond Auto.
The national anthem will be sung by Colla Voce, members of Symphony New Hampshire Chorus, members of the University of New Hampshire Air Force ROTC Detachment 475 will carry the colors, and children from the Webster House in Manchester, New Hampshire, will say "play ball."