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Pepperell resident receives scholarship

At a special ceremony held recently at the Massachusetts State House, Comcast was joined by Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito to award Grainne Casey of Pepperell and 100 other graduating high school seniors from across the state each a $1,000 college scholarship.

The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program, one of the Comcast Foundation’s signature community investment programs, annually recognizes students who have shown leadership skills, academic achievement and a commitment to community service.

Casey’s community service work included volunteering at Yarmouth Recreational, and Nashoba Youth Hockey. She received a one-time $1,000 scholarship.

Groton resident receives WSU award

Jennifer Johnson of Groton has received the Community Service Award in Communication from Worcester State University. Johnson, who recently graduated cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in communication, was honored in April at the 2017 Academic Achievement Awards Ceremony at Mechanics Hall in Worcester.

Each year, the University honors and rewards the highest-ranking students in each of the academic disciplines, as well as those who have received special recognition awards and scholarships.

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