Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Franklin Scholarship Award Winners

Nicole Higgins and Laura Murphy received the Franklin Republican Town Committee Scholarships at the Franklin High School Awards Night. Each graduating senior was presented with a $500 scholarship and flowers by Dr. John Jewell, member of the Franklin School Committee and Franklin Republican Town Committee. 
Miss Higgins and Miss Murphy submitted the highest ranking essays based on Ronald Reagan's quote, "America is too great for small dreams." 
The recipients are active members of the Franklin community. The various high school activities of Nicole Higgins includes junior and senior class president, town council school committee representative, vice-president of the community service club and secretary of Young Americans for Freedom. She has also given extensive hours of community service through a variety of organizations including but not limited to the food pantry, Salvation Army, Care Packages for Troops, Relay for Life and the Brain Tumor Association. Nicole plans to pursue an education degree. 
Laura Murphy served as the varsity tennis captain and took part in Mock Trial. She was a member of the National Honor Society, FHS orchestra, Tri-M Music Honor Society and United States Figure Skating Association. Her list of volunteer work includes CCD teacher, assisting the Food Pantry and the Santa Foundation as well as taking part in fundraising and school volunteering, Laura plans on attending college to pursue a degree in biomedical engineering.
The Franklin Republican Town Committee congratulates the recipients and wishes them the best in their academic goals. The FRTC raised money for their annual scholarship through sales of their booth at the Franklin Fourth of July Celebration. Additional information about the FRTC's meeting and activities may be obtained at The FRTC believes in advancing the core values and principles of our country's founding fathers."

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