Local High School Seniors Selected for Community Crossroads’ Scholarship

Six local high school seniors have been chosen to receive the annual Community Crossroads Scholarships to Outstanding Local High School Seniors. The recipients of this $750.00 scholarship have put forth an effort in creating positive change within the community resulting in a more welcoming and accessible community for students of all abilities.

This year’s scholarship recipients include:

  • Alexander Greenwood, Salem High School – Greenwood has been a dedicated volunteer since 2014 in the Salem Youth Association’s TOP soccer program, which provides an inclusive opportunity for kids who experience disability.

  • Caitlin McLaughlin, Salem High School – McLaughlin has demonstrated resilience and determination throughout her life. Despite facing challenges such as a hearing impairment and needing many surgeries, McLaughlin has grown to become a self-advocate.

  • Julia Whitley, Salem High School – Whitley served as the Best Buddies student President for her high school. She has developed lots of friendships throughout this program and is a strong advocate for those with disabilities.

  • Bailey Orio, Timberlane Regional High School – Despite facing disabilities in her life, Orio has fought hard to achieve her goals. She plans to have a career in Human Services.

  • Jacob Kuczynski, Windham High School – Kuczynski has a strong desire to give back to his community. Due to this, he has worked to organize a charity 5K for the Make-A-Wish-Foundation.

  • McKenna Deveau, Windham High School – A dancer at the Studio of Performing Arts, she became acquainted with and began to support Community Crossroads due to attending our annual Kids Carnival each year. She plans on pursuing a degree in Occupational Therapy.  


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