2nd Annual Hood Good Sport Scholarship Winners Honored at Fenway Park
Lynnfield, MA (May 30, 2011)
HP Hood, New England's leading dairy company, recognized the winners of the 2nd annual Hood Good Sport® Scholarship Program during a ceremony at Fenway Park on Saturday, May 28th. The $5,000 scholarship was awarded to three high school seniors from each of the six New England states - Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont - who demonstrated good sportsmanship on and off the field. Hood's total donation was $90,000. More than 2,400 entries were received, which underscores how critical scholarships have become to financing a student's secondary education. Ten finalists in each state were determined by a general public vote, which was followed by in-person interviews by a panel of judges who identified the top three in each state. Each applicant was required to meet the following in order to participate in the program: - Minimum of 3.0 GPA - Participated in a varsity sport in high school- Volunteered in his/her community- Displayed a high degree of sportsmanship on and off the field"We are proud to be able to provide this Scholarship program to deserving students," said Lynne Bohan, Hood spokesperson. "We were impressed with the caliber of students that applied, and their commitment to their academics, community and athletics. We wish them - and all of the applicants - the best of luck as they start their college career." The winners were greeted by Red Sox legend, Jim Lonborg, and given a private tour of Fenway, followed by the ceremony. The winners included: ConnecticutLaine Blankenburg of Berlin, Berlin HS; attending Central Connecticut State University.Dylann Katz of Weston, Weston High School; attending Cornell University.Connor Prince of Watertown, Holy Cross HS; attending King's College.MaineAndrew Carlson of Casco, Lake Region HS; attending University of Maine Farmington.Tayla Trask of Lincoln, Mattanawcook Academy; attending Saint Anselm College.Darren Veilleux of Winslow, Winslow HS; attending Johnson and Wales University.Massachusetts Michael Doud of Merrimac, Pentucket Regional HS; attending Northeastern University.Brendan Pozsgai of Medway, Medway High School; attending University of Connecticut.Lauren Simao of Middleborough, Middleborough High School; attending Boston College.New Hampshire Alexandra Conway of Manchester, Manchester Central HS; attending Brown University.Cassidy Robinson of Lebanon, Lebanon High School; attending Mount Holyoke.Carson Quigley of Gilford, Gilford High School; attending Bucknell University.Rhode Island Jessica Desrosiers of Cranston, LaSalle Academy; attending University of Delaware.Miguel Lara of Pawtucket, Rocky Hill School; attending Clark University.Robert Laudone of Westerly, Westerly High School; attending Boston College.Vermont Caitlin Bliss of Rutland, Rutland High School; attending University of VermontDanika Gallup of Orleans, Lake Region Union HS; attending Saint Michael's College.Robert Kelley of Brandon, Otter Valley Union HS; attending Rochester Institute of Technology.*Good Sport is a registered trademark of Good Sports, Inc. and is used under license by HP Hood LLC. About Hood Founded in 1846, today Hood is one of the largest branded dairy operators in the United States. Hood is the number-one dairy brand in New England, and Hood's portfolio of national and super-regional brands and franchise products includes Hood, Crowley Foods, Simply Smart, Heluva Good!, LACTAID®, HERSHEY®'s Milk & Milkshakes, and Blue Diamond Almond Breeze. For more information about Hood, please visit www.Hood.com.