FORTY FOUR WASHINGTON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES RECEIVE $4,000 ANNUAL COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS FROM THE WORTHINGTON SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION 

A total of forty four recent graduates from eight Washington County high schools were inaugural recipients of Worthington college scholarships. Several of this year’s recipients due to Covid, had merely completed a general scholarship application form provided by their high school and had little or no knowledge of the Worthington Scholarship specifically.   They were quite surprised and thrilled when they realized the impact of this scholarship.

The scholarship recipients, by high school are:

Calais High School:  

Elizabeth Bitar, Lauren Cook, Emily Doten, Cole Johnson, Michael McFarlane, Ivy McLellan, Gavin Parks, Haley Sewell

East Grand High School

Robert Massey and Cassi Stoddard

Jonesport-Beals 

Patrick Alley, Ryan Alley and Caitlin Childers

Machias Memorial

McKenna Harriman, Abigail Hooper, Grace Preston, Megan Preston and Makayla Sadler

Ivy McLellan from Calais High School
Megan Preston from Machias Memorial HS

Narraguagus

Aryana Beal, Jasmine Church, Dayana Ortiz Garcia, Anna Taylor, Madelyn Willey, Rodrigo Zamora Paniagua

Shead 

Cassidee Lawrence, Jan Ramos Arroyo, Kiesha Scott

Washington Academy

Jonathan Bragg, Haley Cherry, Margaux DeSantis, Jaimie Fairchild, Zain Fitzsimmons, Orlin David Flores Vargas, Riley Fraser, Grayson Lanham, Cooper Leighton, Jordan Lobley, Breann Vane, Marek Veal

Woodland 

Antonia Gagner, Bogumil Korasadowicz, Chania Monk, Connor Reynolds, Summer Woodruff

These students count among the 200 additional new scholarships awarded to the class of 2020, doubling the 204 awarded last year to now total 404 scholarships.  Each new award is for attendance at either a four year or community college and can amount to $16,000 towards a four- year degree.  Expected funding for Worthington scholars in the class of 2020 will be $3,200,000. The scholarship is merit and need-based; now offered to seniors at 23 high schools in Knox, Waldo, Lincoln, Hancock, and Washington counties, who will attend a Maine college. The Foundation works closely with our partner colleges, and also community partners First National Banks, Machias Savings Banks, and The Hutchinson Center to help students succeed in their education goals.