With seven students on our Valley Patriot BASH! scholarship program, our Greater Lawrence Tech. scholarship recipient Arielle Cavarretta had already been chosen when Cheylynn Marmol submitted her scholarship application late.
Since her mother, Jackie Marmol has been so incredibly helpful getting us donations for our BASH every year it was hard to say no when she asked if we could somehow find a way to raise money for her daughter.
While we did not publicize this scholarship as part of our program, after giving out our Gr. Lawrence Tech scholarship to Arielle Cavarretta we called up Jackie Marmol and her daughter Cheylynn and presented her with a check for $2,300 raised from making calls to local officials.
Cheylynn said she was shocked to receive the scholarship, saying she thought she was out of luck when she submitted her scholarship late.
Pictured above are; Lawrence City Councilor Stephanie Infante, Francisco Surillo, chairman of the Gr. Lawrence Tech School Committee, State Representatives Estela Reyes and Francisco Paulino, Massachusetts State Auditor Diana DiZoglio, and State Senator Pavel Payano.
Also on hand was Lawrence Mayor Brian DePena (not pictured).◊