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    Benjamin Myrick, of Derby.
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Local graduates accept Red Sox scholarship at Fenway

in Brownington/Derby by

DERBY — Seventeen recent graduates of Vermont public high schools were honored with Vermont Red Sox Service Scholarships on the field at Fenway Park.

Students were presented with their scholarships at a recent home game against the Chicago White Sox. Two of the recipients were from Orleans County.

Benjamin Myrick, of Derby, who attended North Country Union High School, was one of the recipients. He will be attending Clarkson University in the fall.

Hunter Cota of Brownington, a graduate of Lake Region Union High School, was also awarded the scholarship. Cota was unable to attend the ceremony, and will be attending Husson University this fall.

The $1,000 Red Sox Service Scholarships are awarded to students based on academic performance, financial aid eligibility, and demonstrated community service.

This is the scholarship program’s fourth year in Vermont.

It was first launched in New Hampshire in 2010 and now runs in all five New England states outside of Massachusetts.