KIMBERLY RICHARDS

KIMBERLY RICHARDS

BRUNSWICK

Each year, the Brunswick Masonic Lodge awards a $ 1,000 grant to graduating seniors from both Mt. Ararat and Brunswick high schools.

The students chosen from the pool of applicants are those who have best embodied the Masonic principles of hard work and a positive contribution to their community. Honored with grants for the 2014 graduating class are Kimberly Richards, from at Mt. Ararat High School, and Shannon Viola, from Brunswick High School.

Richards volunteered in many service projects to raise money for charities like the Ronald MacDonald House, the Shriners Children’s Hospitals and St Jude Children’s Hospital. She also volunteered at Woodside Elementary School helping second and fourth graders with their school work, and during summers at her church’s vacation bible school for the past six years. She is a member of the Rainbow International Bath Assembly and has taken active leadership roles for several years.

SHANNON VIOLA

SHANNON VIOLA

Richards will be attending the University of Maine Farmington majoring in Business Psychology.

Viola is a member of the National Honor Society and aspires to be a writer. She started a writing group for young writers in Brunswick, frequently volunteers at her local parish raising money to support youth group missions to Puerto Rico and Queens, NY. She also volunteered at Curtis Memorial Library, was a participant in the 2012 30- hour famine to bring attention to world hunger and participated in the DARE Program.

These grants are awarded each year based on demonstrated community involvement and contribution, are not based on financial need, require that the student have a minimum of a B-plus average, and may be used for any post high school education at an accredited school.


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