2006 Scholarship RecipientsThursday, July 20th, 2006
The Lions Club of Harwinton recently awarded scholarships of $2000 each to three local college-bound students from Harwinton to help towards their education. They are as follows: The Lions Club of Harwinton Hurlbut G. Clark Twenty-ninth Annual Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Laurel Symonds, age 18, who plans to attend Hamilton College in Clinton, New York next year. Throughout her years at Lewis S. Mills High School, Laurel has been involved in the MILLS Club, a community service organization, secretary of the Social Studies Club, and a member of both the Wind Ensemble and Spartan Marching Band. Outside of high school, Laurel is an active member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Torrington, where she sings with the choir, and an alto in the Winsted-based a cappella choir, Bella Voce. Laurel hopes to continue her passion for singing at Hamilton College, as well as majoring in English/creative writing. She hopes eventually to become a published author of fantasy books for teenage girls.
The Lions Club of Harwinton Anthony M. George Twenty-fifth Annual Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Kelly L. Considine, who will be attending Sacred Heart University in the fall. She plans on majoring in Biology with a minor in Chemistry and Criminal Justice in hopes of pursuing a career as a forensic scientist. She has participated in the Capitol Region Interdistrict Leadership Academy this past year, in which she went to Colorado for a week to improve leadership skills and has been working a lot with the community. Kelly enjoys playing volleyball, basketball and track and field, was captain of her volleyball and basketball teams and was given the Coaches Award for volleyball. Kelly was vice president of her senior class and a member of the National Honor Society at Lewis Mills. She has volunteered at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in the blood drawing station for the past year. She was the Wendy’s Heisman nominee for LSM and was also chosen by faculty and fellow students as the recipient of the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award.
The Lions Club of Harwinton Leroy “Bronc” Callahan Twelfth Annual Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Alicia Wells, who will be attending Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. In school she was involved in the National Honors Society, M.I.L.L.S club(a community service organization), was president of the Tri-M(music honors society)chapter, and was flag captain of the marching band flag squad. Outside of school Alicia is an avid member of the music community. She plays French horn in the Connecticut Youth Symphony and Greater Hartford Youth Wind Ensemble at the Hartt School community division and plays in a bass quintet as well. Along with these musical groups, Alicia takes private French horn lessons with Susan Spalding and private vocal lessons with Laura Mashburn. She is also taking ballroom dance at Steps in Time and horseback riding lessons at a local stable.