The Vassalboro Business Association has announced three Vassalboro residents have each been awarded $500 scholarships by the association. This scholarship particularly honors community service.
Ally Clark Bonsant, daughter of Kelly Clark and Tim Bonsant, has attended Erskine Academy all four years of her high school career. After graduation, she will be attending the University of Maine with a major in nursing. She enjoys playing basketball and throwing for her track and field team. She has participated with Youth in Government, as well as being the co-president of Erskine’s National Honor Society. She has remained on honor roll every trimester. In her spare time, she enjoys working with watercolor and clay. She has contributed over 230 volunteer hours to her community, in addition to help build a house for a needy family in Costa Rica.
Madison Grass is the daughter of Nicholas and Julee Grass, of Vassalboro. She attends Erskine Academy and has been a dance student and competitive dancer for Stage Presence for Dancers, in Winslow. Maddie will be attending Dean College in the fall as a dance major at the Palladino School of Dance. She has volunteered hundreds of hours over the last two years to the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter, Stage Presence for Dancers, MaineGeneral Medical Center and Camp Androscoggin.
Kassidy Richards will be graduating from Waterville High School in June of this year. Over the summer she plans to work part time and hopefully pick up some volunteering hours as well. In the fall she will be attending St. Thomas University, in Fredericton, New Brunswick, to work towards a bachelors degree in psychology. She also plans to volunteer at a local animal shelter to keep in contact with pets which really help her relieve stress. She is excited to start this new chapter in her life. Kassidy volunteered her time with special education adults, and helped sponsor a birthday party for a special girl, as well as working in the kitchen at the Muskie Center, in Waterville.