The Durham Agricultural Fair Association would like to congratulate its 2020 Scholarship Award recipients. Due to the pandemic, the association held its award ceremony on the fairgrounds on Wednesday, June 24.
Each year, the association receives applications and the committee votes on scholarship awards, making them available to Durham, Middlefield or Rockfall graduating seniors who will be attending institutions of higher learning as a freshman in the fall. The scholarship fund is derived from student ticket sales at the fair.
Criteria for these awards is based on community spirit and involvement, demonstrated willingness to work to self help, scholastic ability and financial need.
This year, the committee received 21 applications from students attending Coginchaug Regional High School, Mercy High School, Xavier High School, Middletown High School, Vinal Technical High School and Choate Rosemary Hall. Ten of the applicants were selected to receive scholarships: Eight from Coginchaug, one from Mercy and one from Xavier.
The scholarship recipients are: Sara DePonte, Micala Fontanella, Julia Kosienski, Justin Penny, Timothy Rinaldi, Nathan Strang, Kerry Turecek, Lynna Vo, Molly Yale and Anna Ysuza.
The Durham Agricultural Fair Association wishes the 2020 scholarship recipients the best of luck in their future endeavors.