Sunrise Rotary awards $11,000 in scholarships

BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Sunrise Rotary Club recently awarded a total of $11,000 in scholarships to local high school graduates, continuing-education students who will attend college this fall, and a student in Honduras as part of the club's International Initiative.

Included in the awards were two designated scholarships, the John Penfield Memorial Scholarship and the International Scholarship. The Penfield Memorial Scholarship honors founding member and the first President of the Sunrise Rotary Club, John Penfield, who embodied the ideals of Rotary and was an exemplar in the automotive field, according to a news release.

This scholarship was created to honor his spirit of giving to the community, his dedication to service, and his expertise in the automotive field. The scholarships are funded by the net proceeds of the annual Nothin' but Net 3-on-3 basketball tournament held each spring.

This year's recipients include continuing-education students Nicole Barry of Chesterfield, N.H., who will attend Skidmore College, and Jennifer Moyse of Brattleboro, who will pursue a degree in nursing; Sara Gauthier of Brattleboro, who will attend Southern New Hampshire University; Cristol Long and Jack Spanierman of Brattleboro, who will both attend the University of Vermont; Jarrod Price of Brattleboro, who will attend Vermont Technical College; Samantha Lynch of Hinsdale, N.H., who will attend the University of Hartford; and Jeremy Lackey, who received the John Penfield Scholarship and will attend Lincoln Tech to study diesel mechanics.

Applications are accepted each spring from graduating seniors at Brattleboro, Hinsdale, Leland & Gray, the Windham Regional Career Center, and adult continuing education students. Additional information about the scholarship program can be found at

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