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PBA Awards Two PHS Seniors $1,000 Scholarships for Academic Excellence

The awards are based on academic merit and the scholarships go to two PHS students each year. The money comes from fundraising efforts led by the PBA, which included a road race in 2013 in and an ongoing reusable shopping bag campaign.

At left, Charlotte Akin and Aaron Prendergast, at right, recently received $1,000 scholarships from the Portsmouth Business Association. (Submitted photo)
At left, Charlotte Akin and Aaron Prendergast, at right, recently received $1,000 scholarships from the Portsmouth Business Association. (Submitted photo)
Two high-achieving Portsmouth High School Seniors were recent recipients of two of the Portsmouth Business Association's biggest annual awards, each getting a check for $1,000 for their college education.

Charlotte Akin, who will be attending Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Canada; and Aaron Prendergast, who will be going to Endicott College in Beverly, Mass., were each given their scholarships on June 2 by PBA President John C. Farley.

The awards are based on academic merit and the scholarships go to two PHS students each year. The money comes from fundraising efforts led by the PBA, which included a road race in Nov. of 2013 and a reusable shopping bag campaign launched that same year to fund this year's awards.

The PBA will keep selling the bags at Aquidneck Growers’ Market, Moriarty’s Liquor Locker, Carlone’s Florist, Countryside Children's Center or by contacting Farley. 

“The PBA is dedicated to inspiring young people to pursue their passions. We hope that these awards will help these two exceptional students find success and fulfillment in their chosen careers," Farley said.

The Portsmouth Business Association (PBA) is a volunteer-based organization founded by members of the local business community in 1993. The PBA aims to create a positive business environment which benefits both its members and the community as a whole. www.portsmouthbiz.com

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