Sports

Wilson receives Red Sox Service Scholarship

Share or Comment

BOSTON — Recent Piscataquis Community High School graduate Zachary Wilson, who is attending the University of Southern Maine, was recognized as a Red Sox Service Scholarship recipient during a pregame ceremony at Fenway Park before the Red Sox-Tampa Bay Rays game on July 30. The program awarded students from public high schools across New England with $1,000 scholarships toward their college education based on academic performance, financial aid eligibility and demonstrated community service.

A total of 210 public high school graduates from Vermont, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine and Connecticut have been awarded scholarships this year, and nearly all of the recipients were on hand to be recognized before the game.

Photo courtesy of Cameron Pollack/Boston Red Sox
SCHOLARSHIP FROM THE RED SOX — Recent PCHS graduate Zachary Wilson was presented with a $1,000 Red Sox Service Scholarship. Honorees were recognized at Fenway Park prior to the July 30 game alongside more than 200 fellow recipients from across New England.

Before their recognition on the field at Fenway Park, the awardees participated in a community service project in collaboration with Mayor Marty Walsh’s office and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department. The group will conduct a #Trashtag Challenge to pick up trash in five different public parks and spaces throughout Boston.

The service scholarship program was introduced in 2010 by then-New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch, and Red Sox Principal Owner John W. Henry and Red Sox Foundation Board Member Linda Pizzuti Henry. Today, the New England Red Sox Service Scholarships Program has grown to include more than 200 high schools throughout the region.

Share or Comment

Get the Rest of the Story

Thank you for reading your 4 free articles this month. To continue reading, and support local, rural journalism, please subscribe.