Every year we honor a handful of high school seniors in the Greater Lowell community who put service above self and seek to make their community a better place. Our scholarships honor past Kiwanians: Dunlap, Lamprey, Hatem, Belanger, Harmon, and Sykes.
Matthew Harland recently graduated from Lowell Catholic High School in Lowell, MA and will continue his studies at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH. He will be majoring in History in the Honors Program. He is greatly appreciative to be a recipient of the Kiwanis Scholarship!
In his own experience, he has found service almost therapeutic. If Matthew is having a bad day, seeing a smile be brought to someone's face can instantly make it better. Overall, he is honored to have had the opportunity to meet and serve so many people." His favorite quote that he lives his life by is "when you help someone, you help everyone". Essentially, helping at least one person can have a snowball effect on the rest of the world. Matthew goes on to say "whatever life holds in store for me in college and beyond, I will always strive to put others before myself and to serve those in need."
Hello! My name is Violet Montisanti, and I am from Dracut, MA. I just graduated from Lowell Catholic High School, where I began my community service. Some of my most impactful services have been volunteering at the Wish Project in Chelmsford, MA, as well as helping out with Confirmation retreats for the church I grew up in. My future plans are studying business at Merrimack College and keeping in touch with my community through the Honors Program!
Hi my name is Mallory Morrill. I attended North Middlesex Regional High School in Townsend, MA. In the Fall, I will be attending Saint Michael’s College in VT to study Biochemistry and to play soccer. I have participated in the Town of Pepperell Council on Aging. I am a member of the National Honor Society, Best Buddies and volunteered for the NM Giving Tree. I played four years of varsity soccer and was a Central Mass All Star.
Ava is a graduate of Tewksbury High School and will continue her studies at UMass Amherst at the Elaine Marieb College of Nursing. She has also been admitted to the Commonwealth Honors College. She was her class of 2023 Class Vice President. She finds time for community service while working Capellini's Italian Restaurant as a hostess. Ava looks to her mom as her biggest role model who is a very active in her community.
June Wholey is a 2023 Tyngsborough High School graduate. She is a member of the National Honor Society and recipient of several academic awards. June represented Tyngsborough High School at Student Government Day. Additionally, June was the founder of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Club, president of the Yearbook Club, and was a class officer serving as secretary. She participated in the Baking Club, Multicultural Club, Medical Professionals Club, and Senior Sidekicks.
June is also a varsity tennis team member and has participated in varsity and club gymnastics as well as track and field. Her community service includes the Wish Project, Festival of Trees, Tyngsboro Block Party, PTO Bingo Night, Foundation for Face walk-along, and the International Institute of New England Afghan refugee sewing events.
Thomas "Tommy" King