St. Mary’s Bank awards 2018 scholarships

MANCHESTER – Baking, biology, marine sciences, biomedical engineering, wildlife ecology, nursing and speech pathology. These are the varied programs of study chosen by the recipients of the 2018 St. Mary’s Bank scholarships.

On Monday, June 4, the bank awarded $10,000 in scholarships. The credit union held a reception at its McGregor Street headquarters to recognize the 10 recipients, who each received $1,000.

• Sophia Dobrowski, of Bedford, attends Saint Lawrence University in New York, where she is a biology major who plans to become a physician’s assistant.

• John Sojka, of Hudson, an avid outdoorsman, studies wildlife ecology at the University of Maine, Orono.

• Zachary Avery, of Hudson, will set off for Elmhurst College in Illinois this fall to study speech pathology and help people overcome communication barriers.

• Alanna Plumlee, of Derry, will don her apron at the Culinary Institute of America in New York this fall, where she will learn to feed others, body and soul.

• Caitlin Montgomery, of Londonderry, will head to Boston College this fall as a biology major, with the hope of becoming a cardiologist.

• Moses Mokua, of Manchester, studies nursing at Manchester Community College. She emigrated from Africa 13 years ago.

“We’re honored to help our members who are graduating high school or already enrolled in college continue their education,” said Ken Senus, chief operating officer at St. Mary’s Bank. “Our scholarship program is one way we live out the credit union philosophy of people helping people.”