2017 Scholarship Awards
Four outstanding students received scholarships at the June 27 Member Meeting of the Spring Lake Historical Society. The scholarships were awarded to students who not only demonstrated extraordinary academic achievement, but also participated in a wide variety of extracurricular activities including community volunteer efforts. The Historical Society salutes these scholars and their families, and wishes them continued success as they share their knowledge and talents with others.
Miller Corrigan also received one of the Spring Lake Historical Society’s scholarships. Miller graduated from Christian Brothers Academy where he excelled academically. During his time at CBA, Miller participated in the swim team, the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society, as well as many other extracurricular activities. Miller is an avid volunteer at several non-profits, and has used his love of the ocean to support organizations that provide services for children with autism. Miller will attend Tulane University, where he plans to major in Spanish and Business.
Abigail (“Abby”) McHugh received the Rosemary Rizzi Memorial Scholarship, donated by Mrs. Rizzi’s husband in memory of her extensive community volunteerism (including service as a past President of the Spring Lake Historical Society and founder of the Spring Lake Garden Club). Abby graduated from Manasquan High School with a GPA of 95.74. While attending high school, Abby participated in the National Honor Society, the National History Honor Society, the Academy of Engineering and other clubs, as well as founding the Women in Science and Engineering Club. In addition to volunteering in the community, Abby swims competitively, and has served as a lifeguard, swim instructor and coach. Abby will attend Binghamton University, where she plans to major in Biomedical Engineering – Pre-Med.
Gabrielle (“Brie”) Kozlowski received the Peter J. and Joan C. Repetti Memorial Scholarship, given by the Repetti Children in memory of their parents, who were generous with their time and talent and believed in fostering higher education. Brie graduated from the Academy of Allied Health and Science (where all classes are taught on an honors level) with a GPA of 96.50. During her time at AAHS, Brie accumulated 21 credits through a cooperative program with Rutgers University, was an active tennis player and instructor. She was a member of the National Honor Society and participated in a number of community and school activities relating to health care (including service on the Spring Lake First Aid Squad). Brie will attend the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she plans to major in Biomedical Engineering, with a view to becoming a neurosurgeon or trauma surgeon.
Clare Hamilton received one of the Spring Lake Historical Society’s scholarships. Clare graduated from Manasquan High School with a GPA of 97.17. While attending high school, Clare participated in the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society, and swam competitively for her high school and club teams. Clare also volunteers at her church, library and in other community activities. Clare will attend Louisiana State University, where she plans to major in Civil Engineering, specializing in structures.