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Berkshire County Arc
395 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Berkshire County Arc Awards Scholarships to Five Local High School Seniors
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (July 12, 2018) – Berkshire County Arc and the Berkshire County Arc Down Syndrome Family Group have awarded scholarships ranging upwards from $1,000 to the following five high school seniors who demonstrated outstanding prior involvement with individuals with disabilities and the potential to contribute to the field of human services.
- Brittney Arsenau – Pittsfield High School (Recipient of the Carol Craighead Memorial Scholarship Award, which is funded by Berkshire County Arc and the Berkshire County Arc Down Syndrome Family Group)
- Hannah Ronayne – Wahconah Regional High School
- Hannah LaPointe – Taconic High School
- Trinity Peets – BART Charter School
- Hannah Flynn – Monument Mountain Regional High School
Arsenau’s scholarship is the Eighth Annual Carol Craighead Memorial Scholarship Award, which is presented in memory of Carol Craighead, who was a Berkshire County Arc Board member, volunteer and supporter for more than 40 years.
An independent panel of community members consisting of Daniel Dillon, relationship development officer of Greylock Federal Credit Union; Shirley Edgerton, retiree from the Department of Developmental Services; and Lee Ann Pettus, secretary of the Berkshire County Arc Down Syndrome Family Group, selected the winners. Funds for the scholarships were raised through Berkshire County Arc’s Annual Golf Classic and the Berkshire County Arc Down Syndrome Family Group.
About Berkshire County Arc
Founded in 1954, Berkshire County Arc is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization providing a broad range of community-based services to 750 individuals with developmental disabilities, brain injuries and autism throughout Berkshire and Hampden Counties in Massachusetts. The agency offers three day programs, 39 residential programs, employment services, citizen- and self-advocacy programs, respite services, an adult family care program and Zip ‘N Sort Mail Services. For more information, media professionals may contact Katrina Cardillo at 413-499-4241, ext. 254 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit https://www.bcarc.org.
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