2018 Scholarship Winners
Amy Agne - Lexington HS - Amy seems to have been involved in all youth athletics including LBYH. Amy will be attending the University of Miami and is planning a career in architecture to improve the communities in which we live.
Melissa Driscoll - Bedford HS - We are happy to provide Melissa support as she pursues her degree at UMass Amherst in biology, social justice and eventually works toward becoming a pediatrician.
Matan Gans - Lexington HS - Matan is a sincere and thoughtful young man who also has played many sports. He plans to study neuroscience as an undergrad and then become a doctor and a researcher. We wish him well at Brown University.
Brendan Gillis - Lexington HS - Brendan's application stood out to our committee in that he reminded them of Kent in his matter of fact, easy going writing style and his recommendation articulated a balanced and focused young man also much like Kent. Brendan is Purdue bound to study Aerospace Engineering and is also an LBYH alum.
Cara Hughes - Boston College - Cara is majoring in nursing at BC. Her coach confirmed she is a hard worker and leads by example. She currently expects to pursue her nursing career focused on children.
Maxwell Khozozian - Lexington HS - Maxwell is our third LBYH winner this year. In addition to hockey, he also played football and baseball. Maxwell will study Biology at University of Pennsylvania also on the pre-med track.
Mackenzie Martin - Colgate University - Mackenzie is our first repeat winner of the KJR scholarship and her personal essay was inspiring. While she pursues a path to medical school, she devotes time and energy to the areas of healthcare that are important to her - namely, studying the effects of mistrust in the healthcare system.
Odysseas Mortan - Lexington HS - Odysseas also played youth hockey for LBYH. Since he was very young, he has wanted to pursue science. Starting in the fall, he will begin his study of chemistry at Williams, expecting to eventually earn his PhD.
Farrell O'Shaughnessy - Bedford HS - Farrell is taking her youth sport to the collegiate level and will be working on her degree in physical therapy beginning this fall.
Orin Rozenberg - Lexington HS - Orin's application stood out to us in three areas: she is already helping, she has a great recommendation proving she is already making an impact on others, and she seems to be humble and kind. Orin is also planning a career in medicine and will attend UMass Amherst.
Amy Agne is a repeat winner of the KJR scholarship, an alum of LBYH, and continues to study architecture at the University of Miami. Amy is focused on learning skills to improve lives through environmentally-responsible design.
Marisa Boniplays point guard, which taught her lessons that prepare her well for studies in environmental science. In addition to playing basketball, Marisa was a staff member at a basketball camp for children. The experience she relayed about the importance of youth athletics to everyone reminded Heather a lot of Kent.
Cara Hughes has won our scholarship again as she prepares to finish her nursing degree at BC and plans to pursue a career in critical care. As we know more than ever the importance of our Nurses, we are proud of being able to help Cara on her journey to becoming an essential part of our healthcare complex.
Dexter Kennedyis interested in robotics and artificial intelligence. Dexter plans to spend his career applying his interest to develop products that make our lives safer and more efficient.
In addition to playing softball and basketball, Meggie Murphyis a former LBYH player. She will attend Tufts in the fall to study neuroscience and cognitive brain science and ultimately pursue a career in a mental health field. Her ambition is to pursue a career in mental health research and its integration with athletic performance.
Isabella Stuzynskiis another former LBYH player who also played lacrosse, field hockey, soccer, was on a diving team and a gymnast. Isabella is attending Saint Anselm college in the fall to pursue a degree in Nursing and eventually become a Physician's Assistant.
Rachel Weinbergwas the coxswain for the Community Rowing varsity boys team for four years. Rachel is attending Tufts to study Chemical Engineering and eventually work to make people's lives better.
Savannah En - Bedford HS - Savannah spent time teaching middle school students competition math and swam competitively providing leadership and support to her teammates. In 10 years, Savannah wants to be doing something impactful and epic with math to help others.
Sonia Gullerkeri - Lexington HS - Sonia will study biology or biomedical engineering to use technology to discover new disease pathways and then fight the disease using the new pathways.
Mitchell Heyda - Lexington HS - Hockey taught Mitchell to stay determined as he prepares to begin studies in neurobiology to devise solutions to help people who suffer from depression.
Nicole Kennedy - Bedford HS - Nicole is alive in the softball community as a player and coach. She helped found the first softball camp in Bedford to promote the sport and has been a youth softball coach for 5 years. Nicole plans to use her interest in computer science and art to develop intuitive, easy to navigate user interfaces.
Mackenzie Martin - Lexington HS - Mackenzie spent 15-20 hours a week swimming and will continue to do so at Colgate while working on her studies toward biochemistry and economics degrees as she prepares for medical school.
Olivia Morrissey - Bedford HS - Olivia is looking forward to having a doctorate in neuroscience and being an MD who helps her patients thrive despite an overwhelming diagnosis. Sports have provided Olivia the opportunity to learn patience, cooperation with many personalities, how to work hard toward her goals, and staying graceful under pressure.
Jessica Wang - Lexington HS - Jessica plans to use the skills she gained from being captain of an 80 member women's track team to save the planet from climate change.
Mykia Washington - Bedford HS - Mykia was a field hockey goalie who has taken away from sports an increased confidence that allows her to be outspoken. She is looking forward to studying biomedical engineering to create technology that will improve lives.
Alexandra Wolf - Lexington HS - Alexandra will be working diligently every day to get closer to her goal of improving global climate change by creating new agricultural methods for sustainable food production.
Kevin Chen, Heather Multhaupt-Riley, Paola Kefallinos, Cara Hughes
L to R: Caitlyn Burke, Emily Zitkovsky, Heather Multhaupt-Riley, Juliana Sanrame, Valerie Hsieh, Cassandra Chua
We are pleased to have been able to award four scholarships in 2015, our inaugural year. Our winners are currently attending Harvard, Georgetown and Wellesley and we wish them much success.
Caitlyn Burke – A softball player since she was old enough to play, Caitlyn has worked with LABBB students during her time at LHS. This experience has led her to want to help people who in a hospital setting who cannot help themselves. She begins that journey this fall at UMass Amherst.
Cassandra Chua – Spent the last 7 years practicing Kenpo Karate and is going to Boston University to pursue a career in pediatric oncology.
Justin Cooke – An LBYH alum, lacrosse, football and baseball player, Justin is pursuing a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Pittsburgh and planning to seek a PhD to study nanotechnology applications that improve the well-being of those disadvantaged socio-economically.
Emilia Fusco – An LBYH alum, a synchro skater, and high school volley baller is preparing to graduate UMass Amherst with a degree in Kinesiology. After which, she plans to pursue a Physician's Assistant degree so she can use her passion to help others live long, healthy lives.
Valerie Hsieh – Participates in varsity and club ultimate Frisbee and will be going to UC-Berkeley to focus on neurobiology with plans to practice medicine for Doctors Without Borders.
Juliana Sanrame – Runs track and will be going to Tulane to study neuroscience. She is seeking to understand the underlying causes of mental illness.
Emily Zitkovsky – Since 2006, Emily has been diving for a Boston club team and she was on the LHS swimming and diving teams. Emily will attend Brown University to begin the Program in Liberal Medical Education on her way to being a medical doctor.
Elias Forey - Bedford HS - Elias' answers to our essay questions were impressive as we appreciated his appreciation for being coachable, punctual and reliable. We wish him continued success in his journey through an engineering education at University of Texas.
Kevin Chen- Lexington HS - Coincidentally planning to attend Kent and Heather's alma mater (University of Michigan) to study engineering or computer science or information science and who learned firsthand the importance of communication from his soccer coach.
Elizabeth Geldart - Lexington HS - Ellie told us how hockey taught her how to adapt to find solutions and we are all hoping she finds novel solutions to several health related problems as she pursues her biomedical engineering degree at UMass Amherst.
Paola Kefallinos - Lexington HS - Paola plans to pursue a degree in engineering from Northeastern after her physics class made her want to know the speed at which the puck hit the glass and who was so tenacious that she went from sitting the bench to consistently playing the 1st and 2nd line on her high school hockey team in two years.
Maria Galvan - Lexington HS - Maria has been playing volleyball since elementary school and is planning to pursue a degree in environmental engineering from Umass Lowell where she expects to use her love of math and graphic design with her leadership skills gained on the volleyball court to improve the environment for many.
Piper Schneider - Lexington HS - Piper has been practicing karate since she was 6 where she has blossomed into a great role model and embodies the 8 virtues of a Black Belt. After studying neuroscience and history at Colgate, Piper plans to go to medical school.
Cara Hughes - Boston College - Cara is a nursing student at Boston College and a repeat winner, having been awarded in 2018 as well.