In its sixteenth year of providing scholarships to outstanding college-bound Belmont High seniors, the Alumni and Friends of Belmont High School (AFBHS) again increased the number of its scholarships and the total amount given. At BHS Awards Day on June 1, AFBHS awarded ten scholarships of $4,000 each, including four from general funds, one each from the BHS Classes of 1958 and 1959, the BHS Class of 1963 Paul W. Carey Fund, the T. Meldon Wenner Fund, the Evelyn G. Hornsey Fund and the Nancy Schneider Bushinsky Fund.
Each year a committee of teachers and administrators at BHS selects the recipients for AFBHS. This year’s awardees are Carine Taha, Faith Page, Jandel Rodriguez-Guzman, Lizandra Hawkinson, Joel Iglesias, Nicole Nsubuga, Ava Emerton, Daniel Lai, Carly Merrow, Subin Pyo. Their funds will be sent directly to their colleges after they successfully complete the first semester.
AFBHS solicits donations from residents of Belmont and from thirteen alumni classes that currently participate. Efforts continue to increase this community of donors. Advice in how to do so and offers to help are welcome by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
AFBHS is all-volunteer and tax-exempt. All money raised goes toward scholarships. Each year, funds that are not needed for the annual awards are invested to further grow permanent endowments for BHS.
More information is available at www.afbhs.org. Donations may be made by credit card or PayPal on that website, or by check to AFBHS, PO Box 40, Belmont, MA 02478.