Three Haverhill grads who were recently recognized and awarded scholarships by the Exchange Club of Haverhill have garnered additional plaudits at the national and regional levels, as well as contributions to their college savings.
Grace Colantuoni, a Haverhill High School alumnus and Young Citizenship winner, received the National Exchange Club’s Legacy of the Year Award and a $15,000 award. The award recognizes high school students who are the offspring or grandchildren of Exchange Club members and who demonstrate exceptional community involvement and leadership abilities.
Colantuoni was chosen as the lone winner despite the fact that his mother, Rebecca Colantuoni, is a lifelong member and former Haverhill Exchange Club president. She will receive her prize during the National Exchange Club Convention in Phoenix, Arizona, later this month.
In addition, Youth of the Year Isabella Phair, Timberlane Regional High School, and ACE of the Year Kathleen Ndama, Haverhill High School, won the District Exchange Club Scholarships, bringing their total scholarship amounts $7,000 each.
With local, district and national scholarships, Greater Haverhill students were awarded $43,000 this year for higher education!
Earlier in June, other recipients of local Exchange Club scholarships were Book of Golden Deeds, $3,000, Bradley Latham, Pentucket Regional High School; and Young Citizenship, Avery Becker, Haverhill High School; Marisa Behl, Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School; Julia Camasso, Haverhill High School; Audrey Conover, Pentucket Regional High School; Kaiden Currie, Pentucket Regional High School; Lauren Genest, Timberlane Regional High School; Connor MacDougall, Central Catholic High School; Elizabeth Murphy, Pentucket Regional High School; Kali Sevene, Haverhill High School, and Rebecca Silva, Timberlane Regional High School.