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Seniors in Orleans, Essex counties receive over $150K in scholarships

NEWPORT — Vermont Student Assistance Corp recently awarded over $1.4 million in scholarships to graduating high school seniors to continue their education after high school.

In addition to the scholarships for high school seniors, VSAC has also awarded over $4.6 million in scholarships to college students returning to school this fall.

Seniors in Orleans County received a total of $106,165.

Craftsbury Academy seniors Elizabeth Brown and Elsa Keppel-Lonegren received $4,000.

Thirty seniors at Lake Region Union High School will share $39,500:

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Abigail Blanchard; Riley Burdick; William Coburn; Elias Cooper; Madison Dagesse; Annabelle Doucet; Huntre Farnham; Suzanna Frazier; Benjamin Gilcris; Denise Goodridge; Emilee Guyette; Keith Herman; Andrew Hicks; Noah Hill; Joslyn Hinton; Dakota Jones; Connor Lanou; Braydon Leach; Deavonte Mason; Hunter Perkins, Parker Perron; Addie Petit; Jorden Prue; Anna Quinn; Natalie Racine; Cierra Richardson; Cole Royer; Taylor Schneider; Dylan Simoneau and Samantha Whipple.

At North County Career Center, seniors Joshua Pavelchak and Sierra Tester received $3,000.

At North Country Union High School, the following seniors received $55,565 in scholarships:

Khelsie Baker; Maya Brainard; Sophia Clements; Kaylah Cotnoir; Connor Davis; Alexis Demers; Abigail Desjarlais; Grace Giroux; Hailey Grenier; Sophie Haugwitz; Taylor Labbee; Jazmyn Leach; Alexis Lefaivre; Peyton Libby; Olivia Lucas; Desiree Malshuk; Elizabeth Martell; Emma Meunier; Grace Miller; Ryan Morse; Ryanne Nadeau; Emma Nadeau; Julia Paul; Mikayla Paxman; Makayla Poulin; Justina Roberge; Kennedy Rolfe; Corrinne Royer; Elizabeth Scherer; Marissa Simpson; Sydney Vanier; Logan Vonheeder; Kristen Watters; Lindsay Wiggett; Kyle Wu and Christina Young.

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At Canaan Memorial High School, 4 seniors will receive $6,000 in scholarships:

Jessa-Marie Bedard; Zachary Brown; Ayva D’Aiello and Paige Hughes.

Jenna Fillion, a senior at Lyndon Institute will receive a $3,100 scholarship and Evan Tremblay, a senior at North Country Union High School received a $1,000 scholarship.

Four seniors at Saint Johnsbury Academy received $7,000 in scholarships:

Isabella Mertens; Makyla Rich; Mya Rutledge and Brandon Smith.

VSAC administers 150 scholarships on behalf of state organizations, the federal government, civic groups, and individuals.

Scholarships range from $500 to $12,500 and many are renewable for up to four years.

Scholarships are typically based on factors unique to each scholarship, including residency, degree program or major, academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and in some cases, financial need.

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