The following scholarships were awarded from a fund held by the Community Foundation of Washington County MD Inc.
The first Joseph M. Ellis Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Kayla Marie Barnes, daughter of Susan and Darrell Barnes. Kayla will attend Frostburg State University, where she will major in physical therapy. The scholarship is awarded in memory of community service advocate Joey Ellis, who died early this year. Ellis was a 2004 graduate of Boonsboro High School and a senior at Frostburg State University. This scholarship was created to honor his commitment to and passion for community service by providing financial assistance to a college-bound BHS graduate.
The Boonsboro Class of 1970 Scholarship, awarded by the class for the seventh year, went to Andrew Griffith, son of Oley and Sheri Griffith of Boonsboro. Andrew will attend Frostburg State University and plans to study environmental science. This award is given to personify school and community pride, and to recognize someone who give back through community service. While the committee also considers class rank, SAT scores and financial need, the goal is to award the scholarship to a student who is well-rounded, proud to be from Boonsboro and is likely to improve the community in the future.