Posted by Bob Wicks on Sep 09, 2020
This summer, The Ipswich-Rowley Rotary Club presented scholarships to 12 recent High School graduates from Ipswich and Rowley.  This year, graduates received $500 or $1,000.  Since the traditional presentations at a club meeting were not possible during the pandemic, the club arranged a special one-on-one event to ensure safety.  We are grateful to our Scholarship Committee, led by Sr Leonore Coan, for putting this wonderful plan together.    
Dubbing it the “Auto Award”, the club scheduled a drive-by outside Ipswich High School.  Each young scholar was assigned an arrival time and was required to wear a mask and practice social distancing.  As the student arrived, a large sign displayed his or her name in calligraphy print.  They were dropped off for a few minutes to accept their award and exchange a few pleasantries.  Rotarians and family members who were on hand cheered in appreciation for their achievements.  Some students were accompanied by a parent or their entire family.    
This year’s recipients from Ipswich (and the schools they will be attending) are:  
Iza Julia Andrade Marques (Worcester State)
Meghan Callahan (UMass Amherst)
Grace DeBoer (Syracuse University)
Ethan Driscoll (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
Mariana Ferreira (Merrimack College, North Andover)
Tatum Galuski (Smith College, Northampton)
Kayla Laddin (Penn State, 
Ali Moulton (Boston College)
Casey Nordberg (NYU)
Raphaella Pastos (Bridgewater State) 
The recipients from Rowley are:
Adrianna Deeb (Drexel University, Philadelphia)
Emily Colby (Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY)
You can view a slide show of the "Auto Award" event, created by Sr Leonore, in the Photo Albums section of this website, or by clicking here