AFCEA International Chapter News
LEXINGTON-CONCORD CHAPTER CHAPTER - May 07, 2019

Students Earn Chapter Fellowship Awards

In May, the chapter held its annual Fellowship Awards Banquet at the Burlington Marriott Hotel, Burlington, Massachusetts. Bob Chisolm, chapter vice president, education, presided as master of ceremonies. Scholarships of $1,000 were awarded to 23 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, full-time summer internship delivering practical STEM experience before college. Sponsors included Abacus Technology, Booz Allen Hamilton, DCS Corporation, Draper Laboratory, Fisheye Software, General Dynamics, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, The MITRE Corporation, Oasis Systems, The Raytheon Company and Riverside Research. Gilbert A. Barrett III assisted Chisholm in presenting the Gilbert A. Barrett Award to Gati Aher, Burlington High School, Burlington, Massachusetts. The Barrett Award carries an additional $2,000 scholarship to the top-ranked student among the award recipients. Steve Falcone, director of engineering, Digital Program Executive Office, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, and former chapter president and board chair, shared his experiences as a STEM student and a STEM career professional. This year's Fellowship Award winners included Aher; Jared Boyer, Westborough High School, Westborough, Massachusetts; Anthony Britton, Medway High School, Medway, Massachusetts; Madeleine Cox, Arlington Catholic High School, Arlington, Massachusetts; Damien Gould, Chelmsford High School, Chelmsford, Massachusetts; Eli Hartin, Pinkerton Academy, Derry, New Hampshire; Dylan Hogan, Medfield High School, Medfield, Massachussetts; Eleanore LeBlanc, Windham High School, Windham, New Hampshire; Dalton Lee, Tyngsborough High School, Tyngsborough, Massachusetts; Sean Li, Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School, Wenham, Massachusetts; Kyle Lopez, St. John's Preparatory School, Danvers, Massachusetts; Alexander Maclean, Walpole High School, Walpole, Massachusetts; Angela McKenzie, Stoneham High School, Stoneham, Massachusetts; Matthew Miller, Belmont High School, Belmont, Massachusetts; Derek Ng, Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science at WPI, Worcester, Massachusetts; Kevin Nguyen, Shrewsbury High School, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts; Cameron Russell, Boston Latin School, Boston; Omkar Savkur, Andover High School, Andover, Massachusetts; Brian Shin, Reading Memorial High School, Reading, Massachusetts; James Sours, Wellesley High School, Wellesley, Massachusetts; Victor Sun, Acton-Boxborough Regional High School, Acton, Massachusetts; Joseph Taft, Marlborough High School, Marlborough, Massachusetts; and Haolan Zhan, Masconomet Regional High School, Boxford, Massachusetts.

Event Photographs:

Fellowship Scholarship Award winners join in a group photo at the chapter's annual Fellowship Awards Banquet in May.
Fellowship Scholarship Award winners join in a group photo at the chapter's annual Fellowship Awards Banquet in May.
At the May banquet, Gilbert Barrett III (l) joins Bob Chisholm, chapter vice president, education foundation (r), in presenting the Gilbert A. Barrett Award to Gati Aher, Burlington High School. This award recognizes the top high school student among the 23 Fellowship Award recipients with a special plaque and an additional $2,000 scholarship on top of the $1,000 Fellowship Award.
At the May banquet, Gilbert Barrett III (l) joins Bob Chisholm, chapter vice president, education foundation (r), in presenting the Gilbert A. Barrett Award to Gati Aher, Burlington High School. This award recognizes the top high school student among the 23 Fellowship Award recipients with a special plaque and an additional $2,000 scholarship on top of the $1,000 Fellowship Award.
Stephen Falcone, director of engineering, Digital Program Executive Office, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, former chapter president and board chairman, addresses students at the chapter's annual Fellowship Awards Banquet in May.
Stephen Falcone, director of engineering, Digital Program Executive Office, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, former chapter president and board chairman, addresses students at the chapter's annual Fellowship Awards Banquet in May.

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

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