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May 30, 2013

Red Sox honor local scholars

BOSTON — Before Sunday’s game at Fenway Park against the Cleveland Indians, the Boston Red Sox introduced the 35 recipients of the 2013 New Hampshire Red Sox Scholarship program.

The Red Sox Foundation-funded program is now in its fourth year and awards college-bound seniors from 35 public high schools across New Hampshire with $1,000 scholarships toward their college education. One graduating senior from each of the 35 high schools was chosen, based on academic performance, financial aid eligibility and demonstrated community service.

The scholarship program was introduced in 2010 by then-New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch and Red Sox principal owner John W. Henry and wife Linda Pizzuti Henry. The program has since been expanded from 10 qualifying New Hampshire public schools in its inaugural year to 35 in 2012.

“These 35 Granite State students have not only demonstrated their academic excellence in the classroom, they have also shown their commitment to community service,” Pizzuti Henry said. “We hope they will continue to set an example and inspire others as they pursue their college education.”

Gov. Maggie Hassan was on the field Sunday to honor the recipients, including Dominic Galluzzo of Londonderry High School and Michaela Gennetti of Pinkerton Academy.

Sunday was New Hampshire Day at Fenway. The color guard from the Portsmouth Police Department was on hand, too.

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