Below is a press release from the Wilmington Sons of Italy:
WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Sons of Italy Lodge #2183 will be awarding three graduate scholarships this year. It has been a year of uncertainty and challenges for everyone. Our lives have been turned upside-down and things that we have always taken for granted have been taken from us and changed in front of our eyes. We applaud our scholarship recipients for staying strong, focused, and pursuing their dreams.
Molly O’Shea has a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a dual major in justice studies from the University of New Hampshire. She was an intern on an Assertive Community Treatment Team at Community Partners, a community mental health center. Molly has a passion for working with adults that have been diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness. It was this internship which led her to pursue her Masters in Social Work (MSW) which she will begin in August of 2021. She will begin her professional career as a Functional Support Specialist at Community Partners where she plans to become a therapist upon completion of her degree and licensure.
John Rankin, a graduate from Assumption College with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, is pursuing his master’s degree at Lasell University in Sports Management, concentrating in Athletic Administration. After graduating from Assumption College, he was employed by Merill Lynch and a member of the Wealth Management Team, until he made the decision to attend graduate school as a full-time student. He is currently a lacrosse coach at Marshfield High School and EMass Hawks Club Program and also works as a ground crew member at the Newton Commonwealth Golf Course. Upon completion of his master’s degree he will pursue employment with an athletic department.
Christopher Romano, a graduate from University of Massachusetts Lowell in 2019, received his bachelor’s degree in English, focusing on journalism and professional writing, with a minor in digital media. Upon his graduation, he was employed at WHDH Channel 7 in Boston and WXRV The River in Haverhill. He will continue his education at University of Massachusetts Lowell in the graduate program studying business administration.
The Wilmington Sons of Italy would like to congratulate our graduate scholarship recipients and wish them much success in their future careers.