West Falmouth Library presented its 2016 scholarship awards to two outstanding Falmouth High School graduates on Monday evening, July 25.
The library manages two scholarship funds, one in honor of Arthur F. Hennessey Jr., a West Falmouth citizen who gave his life during the Vietnam War, as well as the Colonial Scholarship, which provides financial support for a Falmouth High School senior who exhibits academic excellence and participates energetically in school and community activities.
The Hennessey Scholarship was awarded to Amanda Hebert for her dedication to her studies and her extensive community service. She helped organize Jack’s PACT, a program that brings awareness to the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol. Hebert will attend James Madison University in the fall to study psychology and kinesiology in anticipation of becoming an occupational therapist.
The Colonial Scholarship was awarded to Ashley Estrela to honor her achievements in academics and volunteerism. She cofounded Community Wellness Leaders, a program designed to educate students about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and the means to achieve one. Estrela will attend Wake Forest University in the fall to pursue her interest in history.