LYNNFIELD, Mass., May 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- HP Hood, the leading dairy brand in New England, announced today it awarded 18 high school seniors with a $5,000 Hood® Milk Sportsmanship Scholarship. During a ceremony held at Gillette Stadium, three winners from each of the six New England states—Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont—were honored for their character and sportsmanship on and off the field.
As one of the largest scholarship programs in New England, the Hood Milk Sportsmanship Scholarship received thousands of applications this year. Winners demonstrated good sportsmanship while participating in a varsity high school sport, excelled in the classroom (3.0 GPA or higher), and have a history of volunteering in the community.
"We were impressed by the quality of applicants that we received and overwhelmed by their commitment to good sportsmanship on the field, in the classroom and in their communities," said Lynne Bohan, vice president of communications and government affairs at Hood. "We are proud to offer support for exceptional high school seniors across New England."
The Hood Sportsmanship Scholarship®, in its eighth year, reflects Hood's 170-year commitment to giving back to the local community. Since its inception, the scholarship has awarded $720,000 in college scholarships to students across New England.
The 2017 winners include:
Kaitlyn Kirchhoffer from Stafford Springs who will be attending Southern Connecticut State University.
Catherine Myers from Southington who will be attending University of Connecticut.
Brandon Stater from Torrington who will be attending Western New England University.
Carter Babcock from Boothbay who will be attending Plymouth State University.
Hope Saucier from Lyman who will be attending University of New England.
Garrett Hamlin from Belfast who will be attending University of Maine.
Emily Brigham from Tiverton who will be attending the University of Notre Dame.
Elizabeth Lake from Revere who will be attending Boston College.
Emma LaCascia from Hopkinton who will be attending Colby College.
Gabrielle Masseur from Nashua who will be attending University of New Hampshire.
Katelyn Hill from Loudon who will be attending Keene State College.
David Vaccaro from Merrimack who will be attending Grove City College.
Alyssa Sabotka from Rutland who will be attending St. John Fisher College.
Ryan Pfenning from Rutland who will be attending Colby-Sawyer College.
Hannah Earl from St. Albans who will be attending Clarkson University.
Kailey Brodeur from Cumberland who will be attending University of California, Los Angeles.
Grace Taber from Ashaway who will be attending Johnson & Wales.
Noah Tellier from North Kingstown who will be attending Bryant University.
About HP Hood LLC
Founded in 1846, today Hood is one of the largest branded dairy operators in the United States. Hood is the number-one dairy brand in New England, and Hood's portfolio of national and super-regional brands and franchise products includes Hood, Crowley Foods, Simply Smart, Heluva Good!, LACTAID®, Blue Diamond Almond Breeze and Hershey's Milk & Milkshakes. For more information about Hood, please visit www.Hood.com.
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