On the evening of Friday, June 16 with family in attendance, the Raymond Lions Club announced the recipients of the 2017 scholarships. They include the following:
McKinsey Larson will be starting her sophomore year at the University of New Hampshire majoring in music education.
Anna Laprise will be starting her sophomore year at Connecticut College majoring in government.
Dylan Koza will be starting his sophomore year at the University of Maine in Orono majoring in Chemical Engineering.
Later in the evening, Gary Bibeau was awarded the Melvin Jones Fellowship, recognition of humanitarian work. Bibeau has been active in the club since joining in 2013, helping with blood drives, scholarships, vision support and more. Bibeau spends hours serving the Raymond community at the Raymond Food Pantry. He also gathers food from multiple suppliers such as Good Shepherd and Hannaford, then organizes and coordinates volunteer workers to prepare for the biweekly distribution on the second and fourth Thursday of each month.
Raymond Lions Club thanks the community for their support in raising the money for scholarships through bottle donations in bins at Raymond town office (Route 85) and Jordan Bay Animal Hospital (Route 302).