Jun 4, 2014

Cathedral High School junior receives Herter Memorial Scholarship



Staff report
(Photo courtesy of Cathedral High School)

WILBRAHAM – Cathedral High School junior Samantha Cross has been chosen as the recipient of the 2014 Christian A. Herter Memorial Scholarship.

The Herter Memorial Scholarship is a state-sponsored program; its mission includes providing educational opportunities for students who demonstrate academic promise and a desire to attend post-secondary institutions and who have overcome major adversities in their lives. Students are nominated by school principals, teachers or guidance counselors who are familiar with the student’s academic abilities and personal circumstances. Of the 300 students who applied this year, only 55 were selected as semi-finalists who then went on to participate in a rigorous interview process.

The final selection consisted of 25 students who received the scholarship, which contributes up to 50 percent of their calculated college tuition and can be used nationwide at any college or university. The award is renewable for four years, dependent upon the recipients’ maintaining their academic performance.

Cross received the award during a luncheon presentation at the Boston State House on May 22, accompanied by Cathedral High School principal John Miller (right in above photo) and science teacher Robert Brodeur (left).

“I could not have done it without the help of Mr. Miller, Mr. Brodeur and Mr. (Jeremiah) Begley,” Cross said. “I am honored to win this scholarship. With a lot of hard work, anything is possible and my goal of going to Harvard is that much closer.”