The annual G.H.S./MOOSE Youth Awareness Program recently awarded scholarships to this year’s senior speakers. The program, now in its seventh year, features GHS student leaders, developing and facilitating mentoring skits, at Gloucester’s five elementary schools. The speaker’s unique themes are aimed at advising their youthful peers in proper responses on topics including Positivity, Recycling, Making Good Decisions, Being Yourself, Importance of Reading, and Goal Setting.
Left to right Linda O’Maley, Junior Grad of Moose Chapter #896 and Jason Psalidas, Governor of Moose Lodge #1471, Val Gilman, Skit Coach, GHS Principal Erik Anderson, GHS Youth Awareness Liaison Don Riley, and far right is GHS Youth Awareness Advisor, Rory Gentile
Sitting left to right in the GHS main lobby are GHS senior $200.00 scholarship winners Tess Benson, Tess Destino (who was also awarded $3,000 for her national presentation this month in Orlando, Florida and a $500.00 district award), Kelly Hurd, (also awarded $500.00 scholarship for her speeches to Gloucester Elementary School K-4th graders) and Jaqi McCarthy, $200.00 scholarship winner. GHS Senior $200.00 scholarship recipients in back row include Everest Crawford, left, and Bart Margiotta, right.
Left to right front row… Linda O’Maley, Junior Grad of Moose Chapter #896 and Program Liaison; $3,000 national, and $500 District, scholarship winner Tess Destino; $500.00, District scholarship winner Kelly Hurd; and Rory Gentile, GHS Teacher/Youth Awareness Advisor.
Left to right back row… Valerie Gilman, Skit Coach, Don Riley Youth Awareness Liaison, and Jason Psalidas, Governor of Moose Lodge #1471