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Bristol Lions Scholarships 06/02/2015

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Bristol Area Lion's Scholarship Chairman Michael Hope, with recipients Cassandra Leeman, Thomas Rushton, Ashley Mason and Norma Kindell-Leeman.

Bristol Area Lion’s Scholarship Chairman Michael Hope, with recipients Cassandra Leeman, Thomas Rushton, Ashley Mason and Norma Kindell-Leeman.

The Bristol Area Lions congratulates four outstanding seniors of the Lincoln Academy Class of 2015 as recipients of $2,000 scholarships at Class Night June 1 from the Bristol Area Lions Foundation.

Cassandra Leeman, of Walpole, was the 30th recipient of the Ed and Gladys Lewis Scholarship. She plans to major in marine science at Eckerd College. While overcoming the effects of chronic illness, Cassandra was able to achieve a remarkable record that included a semester at sea on the Harvey Gamage, 100 hours of volunteering, president of Clay Club, ceramic artist, Jazz Band, LA Sailing Club, College of The Atlantic Good Citizenship Award, Coaches Award for swim team, and KVAC All-Academic Athlete Award. Cassandra plans a career in aquaculture.

Thomas Rushton, of Pemaquid, received the Pat and Doris Harrison Scholarship. He plans a major in architecture at Cornell University. A three year member of student government and Alpha Sigma, LA’s service fraternity, he has helped organize events such as seniors helping seniors, the prom, and winter carnival and became an important member of an advisor group.

Ashley Mason, of New Harbor, received the Ralph and Peg Hunt Scholarship. She plans to study nursing at University of Maine, Orono. She was captain and Western Class B All-Star of the soccer team, varsity lacrosse, Basketball Leadership Corp, Youth Soccer referee at CLC, assistant coach for LA girls JV basketball and a member of student strategic planning. Ashley was instrumental in the care taking and nursing of her uncle and father during her high school years and in doing so developed a passion for caring for people and decided become a nurse.

Norma Kindell-Leeman, of New Harbor, received the Lions Golf Tournament-Foundation Scholarship. She anticipates taking Pre-Med at University of New Hampshire. Her outside interests include field hockey, International Club, mixed media art, traveling to Spain and Costa Rica with Lincoln Academy and working with her parents. Her community service consisted of Big Brothers Big Sisters for two years, roadside clean up, delivering Christmas food baskets and selling tickets on a beautiful shed built and donated by her father for charitable purposes.

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