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2024 Sheet Metal Workers Local 17 Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to this year’s Sheet Metal Workers Local 17 scholarship recipients! We are proud to help hardworking students achieve their goals by creating opportunities for them to succeed.

In April, Local 17 had the pleasure of awarding 36 scholarships to local high school seniors and college students, totaling $178,000 in both one-year and four-year scholarships. These awards can be crucial for students pursuing higher education and it is our privilege to assist in that process. We can’t wait to see what these bright, young students achieve in the future!

Thank you to the Hayward family (Bob, Scott, and Sean) for leading the scholarship committee for three generations, and for their continued dedication this year. The Local 17 Scholarships Fund has been established for over four decades, working to support the next generation. Over that time, our union has been proud to provide over $2 million in scholarship funds, and we are thrilled to continue this initiative in 2024.

Congratulations to all of the winners!

Four-Year Scholarship Winners

Natalie Svagdis, Senior at Braintree High School
Amount: $16,000.00 – $4,000 per year
Sponsor: Grandfather, John Svagdis

Nicole Donato, Senior at Whitman Hanson High School
Amount: $14,000.00 – $3,500 per year
Sponsor: Father, John Donato

Sophia Lesinski, Senior at Triton High School
Amount: $12,000.00 – $3,000 per year
Sponsor: Grandfather, John Dostie

Kaelyn Engeian, Senior at Groton Dunstable High School
Amount: $10,000.00 – $2,500 per year
Sponsor: Grandfather, Paul Engeian

Avery Tufts, Senior at Weymouth High School
Amount: $8,000.00 – $2,000 per year
Sponsor: Grandfather, Thomas Donelan

Memorial Scholarship Winners
$4,500/One-Year Scholarships

Matthew Tracy, Senior at Natick High School
Joseph J. Nigro Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Great Grandfather, Jasper Buono

Sophia Alysse Calder, Student at Suffolk University
Charlie F. Geary Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Grandfather, George Psaros

Lily Mackin, Senior at Weymouth High School
James M. Kelly Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Father, Joseph Mackin

Lottery Scholarship Winners
$4,000/One-Year Scholarships

Ava Collins, Senior at Weymouth High School
Sponsor: Father, Richard Collins

Nicholas Marcotte, Student at UMass Lowell
Sponsor: Father, William Marcotte

Benjamin Wheeler, Senior at Boston College High School
Sponsor: Grandfather, Harold Wheeler

James Cassell, Senior at Haverhill High School
Sponsor: Father, Paul Cassell

Katie Rose Cronin, Student at Providence College
Sponsor: Grandfather, Ronald Cronin

Teagan Cioffi, Student at Kennesaw State University
Sponsor: Grandfather, Patrick Costello

Kali Sevene, Student at Norwich University
Sponsor: Father, Gordon Sevene

Dennis Oberg, Student at Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Sponsor: Grandfather, Dennis Oberg

Michaela Nicholson, Student at Northshore Community College
Sponsor: Father, Michael Nicholson

Christina Costello-Cioffi, Student at Bridgewater State University
Sponsor: Father, Patrick Costello

Megan Elizabeth Ciampa, Senior at Winchester High School
Sponsor: Father, David Ciampa

Ashley Sweeney, Student at Endicott College
Sponsor: Father, Jeffrey Sweeney

Riley Madison LeBlanc, Student at Chapman University
Sponsor: Father, Peter LeBlanc

Kaitlyn Hess, Student at UMass Amherst
Sponsor: Father, Wayne Hess

Caitlyn Nelson, Student at Bridgewater State University
Sponsor: Grandfather, Festus Joyce

Colleen Kelly, Student at University of Rhode Island
Sponsor: Father, Peter Kelly

Alexander Correia, Senior at Timberlane Regional High School
Sponsor: Grandfather, Louis Russell

Aaron Johnson, Student at Northeastern University
Sponsor: Father, Robert J. Johnson

Willow DiGravio, Student at Coastal Carolina University
Sponsor: Father, Darren DiGravio

Nicolas Manganiello, Student at Coastal Carolina University
Sponsor: Grandfather, Kevin Delorey

Kylie Anne Maher, Student at Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Sponsor: Father, Daniel Maher

Adrienne Fencer, Student at Simmons University
Sponsor: Father, Richard Fencer, Jr

Benjamin James DeBoer, Student at Curry College
Sponsor: Father, James DeBoer

Haylee Coupal, Student at UMass Lowell
Sponsor: Father, Dennis Coupal

Daniel Scolaro, Student at Saint Anselm College
Sponsor: Father, John Scolaro

Alternate Scholarship Winners
$1,500/One-Year Scholarships

Edward Reilly, Student at Clemson University
Sponsor: Grandfather, Louis Russell

Katelyn Sweeney, Student at Stevens Institute of Technology
Sponsor: Father, Jeffrey Sweeney

Kendra Ditullio, Student at Sacred Heart University
Sponsor: Father, Darren Ditullio