Community Honors Freeport High School Outstanding Seniors

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It was an evening of generosity and gratitude at the 48th annual Scholarship and Honors Program, as members of the Freeport community recognized Freeport High School’s outstanding seniors with scholarships that will enable them to continue to pursue their dreams. This year, a record-breaking $80,000 in community scholarship donations was presented to 145 students.

Freeport High School Principal Linda Carter welcomed those in attendance and thanked the scholarship donors. “You have been generous and kind to our students and we appreciate all that you do.”

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kishore Kuncham also thanked the scholarship donors and congratulated the students who were the beneficiaries of their generosity. “We are very grateful for all you do for our students and your continued support and generosity are very much appreciated.” To the students he added, “You have excelled and are here this evening to be recognized by tonight’s scholarship donors who give you an added spark of hope with their generous donations. Cherish this recognition and let it lift you up to do even greater things.”

This year’s Class of 2016 valedictorian Christopher Meszaros-Rodriguez, with a GPA of 101.5, and salutatorian Claire Goremusandu, with a GPA of 100.2, were introduced and acknowledged for their outstanding achievements.  

Before the distribution of the scholarships commenced, Board of Education President Michael C. Pomerico spoke on behalf of the board of education. “We are so proud of you,” said Pomerico. “Strive to be the best, reach for the stars and continue to move forward to make the most of your life. Thank you to our donors, teachers, staff and families. Together, we have built a foundation for our students to succeed.”
    The strong school-community partnership was clearly evident as the evening continued and one by one the students were surprised to hear their names called and their scholarships announced.