AFCEA International Chapter News
LEXINGTON-CONCORD CHAPTER CHAPTER - May 03, 2018

24 Students Earn Fellowship Awards With Paid Summer Internships

The chapter held its annual Fellowship Awards banquet in May at the Doubletree Bedford Glen hotel in Bedford, Massachusetts. Bob Chisholm, chapter vice president, education, presided as master of ceremonies. Scholarships of $1,000 were awarded to 24 exceptional high school seniors pursuing undergraduate degrees in STEM disciplines. Eleven corporate sponsors participated in the Fellowship Awards program by providing each student with a paid summer internship to afford him or her with practical STEM experience before entering college. Sponsors included Draper Laboratory, General Dynamics, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, The MITRE Corp., Raytheon Co., Booz Allen Hamilton, Odyssey, Oasis, FishEye Software, Riverside Research and Abacus Technology. Gilbert Barrett III assisted Chisholm in presenting the Gilbert A. Barrett Award to Christopher Bossi of Wakefield Memorial High School, Wakefield, Massachusetts. The Barrett Award carries an additional $1,000 scholarship to the top-ranked student among all award recipients. During the banquet, past Fellowship Award winners Johnathan Leung and Terry Brennan shared their summer internship experiences at MITRE and Raytheon, respectively, and how the Fellowship program helped propel their professional careers. This year's Fellowship Award winners were Lindsay Ambrosino, Chelmsford High School; Jayati Anand, Westborough High School; Samuel Barrette, North Reading High School; Bossi; Matthew DelGenio, Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School; Al Ferreras, Peabody Veterans Memorial High School; Samuel Furman, Groton-Dunstable Regional High School; Victoria Grasso, North Reading High School; Rana Hussein, Burlington High School; Kieran Mullen, Arlington Catholic High School; Gene Nartey, Leominster High School; Elena Parsons, Belmont High School; Priya Patel, Waltham Senior High School; Yash Patel, Lowell High School; Luka Petakov, Lawrence Academy; Michael Reilly, Stoneham High School; Alexander Shih, Andover High School; Siddhartha Shrestha, Everett High School; Kelli Therrien, Masconomet Regional High School; Dennis Van Maaren, Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School; Matthew Walak, Natick High School; Leslie Yan, Bedford High School; and Roy Xing, Winchester High School.

Event Photographs:

This year's chapter Fellowship Award winners gather for a group photo at the May banquet.
This year's chapter Fellowship Award winners gather for a group photo at the May banquet.
Gilbert Barrett III (r) presents Christopher Bossi of Wakefield Memorial High School, Wakefield, Massachusetts, the Gilbert A. Barrett Award at the May banquet. The award recognizes the top high school student among the 24 Fellowship Award recipients with a special plaque and an additional $1,000 scholarship.
Gilbert Barrett III (r) presents Christopher Bossi of Wakefield Memorial High School, Wakefield, Massachusetts, the Gilbert A. Barrett Award at the May banquet. The award recognizes the top high school student among the 24 Fellowship Award recipients with a special plaque and an additional $1,000 scholarship.
Past Fellowship Award winner Johnathan Leung shares his summer internship experiences at MITRE and the impact of the Fellowship program on his career with this year's crop of scholarship winners at the May banquet.
Past Fellowship Award winner Johnathan Leung shares his summer internship experiences at MITRE and the impact of the Fellowship program on his career with this year's crop of scholarship winners at the May banquet.

For more details regarding this event contact:
Pauline Froebel
781-820-4467

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