Scholarship Recipients 
2018 – Mary Grossi- Mary is the daughter of Sarah and Timothy Grossi of Peterborough, and will attend Saint Anselm College in Goffstown, New Hampshire to study Biochemistry. In addition to a heavy academic load which included many advanced placement courses, Mary has been active in volleyball, being the recipient of the NHIAA Varsity Sportsmanship Award in 2015, 2016, and 2017. She also received the Conval Varsity Volleyball Coaches Award in 2017. Mary also served as a volunteer dance teacher at the Monadnock Academy of Movements, and actively participated in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk from 2014 to 2017.

2018 – Casey Burgess -
 Casey is the son of Martina and Hunter Burgess of Peterborough, and will be attending the University of New Hampshire in Durham. Although Casey’s subjects of interest are history, psychology, chemistry and math; he is still undecided on any one particular major within the Liberal Arts field of study. As a student-athlete, Casey has excelled in academics and was recognized in many extracurricular activities including: the Junior Varsity Basketball Coach’s Award, Cross Country Coach’s Award, Algebra II and Trigonometry Class Award, New Hampshire Humanities Council Award, and as a Youth Baseball Coach.
  2017 -Hannah Jane Garfinkle - Hannah is the daughter of Gretchen Booth-Thibault and Geoff Garfinkle of Peterborough and will be attending the University of New Hampshire in Durham to study Therapeutic Recreation. Hannah has been involved in varsity Field Hockey (Captain), Ice Hockey (Captain), Lacrosse, Student Athlete Leadership Team, volunteered at Bruins Alumni Classic to benefit Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center, and Youth Service Opportunity Project (YSOP). Hannah was the 2016 varsity Ice Hockey Most Valuable Player, and selected to attend YSOP in New York City with the ConVal student council.  
  2017 -Noah Ross Bell- Noah is the son of Alison and Jon Bell of Peterborough and will attend Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York to study Electrical Engineering. He has been active in soccer (Captain), Jazz Band, Chemistry Club, Math Team, and a member of the Hampshire United Soccer Club. Noah was honored as the Spanish 3 student of the year, the 2015 varsity Soccer Most Valuable Player, and recipient of the 2015 & 2016 Sportsmanship Award.  
  2016 -Reilly McCarty- Reilly is the daughter of David McCarty and Kelly McCarty of Peterborough and is headed to Rivier University in Nashua, NH to study Nursing. She's been active in softball, field hockey, received an NHIAA Scholar Athlete Award, co-curricular activities, peer tutoring, volunteering, and has been employed during high school.  
  2016 - Douglas White- Douglas is the son of Darrell and Donna White of Dublin and is headed to Worcester Polytechnic Institute to pursue electrical engineering. He's been involved in the Ocean Sciences Bowl -both National and New England, Robotics, the math team and Youth & Government.  
  2015 - Aizlyn Alfonso - Aizlyn lives in Hancock and came to Conval at the beginning of her junior year and quickly became acclimated with cheerleading, dance theater, the French Club and acapella. She won an award at the state competition for "most confident soloist". She is headed to the University of New Hampshire in the fall to study Human Development and Family Studies & Elementary Education. Despite frequent moves during her high school years Aizlyn shows amazing resilience and maturity.  
  2015 - Nathaniel Blanchette - Nathaniel lives in Hancock and is headed to Western New England College to study mechanical engineering while also allowing him to continue with his passion for music. He's been a member of our Band as a section leader, a Band Council Member, member of the Monadnock Valley Music Festival and was a member of the 2014 New England Ambassadors European Music Tour! One of his teachers, Karen Fabianski describes Nate as having a "strong sense of community and family values" and takes pride in "doing things right"!  
  2014 - Meghan Close, lives in Peterborough and will be attending the University of Vermont to pursue a degree in Environmental Science. She has developed a "great passion for the environment", having explored the Monadnock Region and all it has to offer. Sustainable farming, ecosystems both home and in areas such as Ghana and Nepal are visions for her. Meghan is a passionate athlete in both soccer and lacrosse. She has also been very active in the Interact Club, the Art Club and has numerous awards for both.

2014 - Blake "Ko" Powell,
lives in Dublin and will be attending Keene State College and has a passion for music and teaching. In fact, he wants to become a music teacher and is a teacher’s aide in Music Department at ConVal. He plays classical guitar, writes music and currently has two students of his own that he is teaching, one a special needs student. He is headed this summer to Spain where he will teach English. 
2013 - Lauren Mackey,
an Antrim resident, received the Fourth Annual Peter Michael Abbott scholarship award and will be attending Clark 
University. She has been a three season athlete during high school participating in Field Hockey, Basketball and Softball and has served as 
Captain in each. She is also on the Student Leadership Team, Student Athletic Team and the Revolution Ethics Project.

2012 - Kristopher Bloom,
a Francestown resident, received the Third Annual Peter Michael Abbott scholarship award and went on to study at
the Florida Institute of Technology.

2011 - Jennifer Ambrosini,
a Peterborough resident, received the Second Annual Peter Michael Abbott scholarship award and went on to
study at Keene State College.

2010 - Emily Marschok,
a Greenfield resident, received the first Peter Michael Abbott scholarship award and went on to study at the
University of NH (UNH). 
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