Photo caption: (Left to right) Mechanics Savings Bank President, Rick Vail; Mechanics Savings Bank’s 2014 Banking on the Future scholarship recipients from Windham High School, Kyah Morrissette, Laura McKenna, and Haley Batchelder; and Mechanics Savings Bank Windham Branch Manager, Vickie McMullen.
WINDAHM - Three Windham High School graduates will begin their college education this fall with a little help from Mechanics Savings Bank. Kyah Morrissette, Laura McKenna and Haley Batchelder are three of the seventeen local students to earn this year’s $1,000 Banking on the Future scholarship.
Kyah Morrissette is the daughter of Francine and Scott Morrissette. At Windham High School, she made an impression among her classmates and teachers as a scholar, with a sense of humor. In the fall, Kyah will be attending Colby College, in Waterville, Maine.
Laura McKenna is the daughter of Mary and Daniel McKenna. Faculty at Windham High School have described Laura as a determined, responsible and hard working young woman with a strong work ethic, citing her as a good leader.
This fall Laura will be attending Colby-Sawyer College in New London, New Hampshire, where she will study child development and pre-law. Once she receives her Bachelor of Science, she intends to attend law school and pursue a career in child advocacy.
Haley Batchelder is the daughter of Stacy and Randy Batchelder. Haley’s coaches recognize her as an individual who has incredibly high standards for herself and whose great attitude and behavior make her an excellent role model.
This fall she will begin to follow her career goal of becoming a pharmacist by attending the University of Rhode Island.
For more than twenty years, Mechanics Savings Bank has provided scholarships to assist high school seniors bound for college or technical school with their higher education goals. This year, the Banking on the Future Scholarship program awarded $17,000 to students from local high schools, including: Edward Little, Lewiston, Saint Dominic, Leavitt, Lisbon, Oak Hill, Poland, Gray/ New Gloucester, Brunswick, Mt. Ararat and Windham.
Mechanics Savings Bank plans to offer Banking on the Future scholarships again in 2015. The scholarship application can be downloaded from the bank’s website: www.mechanicssavings.com or it can be retrieved from the guidance office at participating high schools. The application process begins in January and typically ends early April. Deadlines vary by high school.