Posted: 7/7/2021 15:48:08 PM
GREENFIELD – The Second Congregational Church in Greenfield has awarded scholarships to Ruthie Davis, Kevin Gifford, Courtney Kimball and Julie Payne Britton for the upcoming academic year.
Davis, Gifford, and Payne Britton live in Greenfield, while Kimball lives in Wilbraham but is affiliated with a family in the Second Congregational Church.
Davis will be a freshman at Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont, majoring in nursing.
Gifford is in his final year at Bentley University, Waltham, majoring in Finance, with plans to spend the fall semester in Madrid.
Kimball is enrolled at Westfield State University and is pursuing a master’s degree in elementary education.
Payne Britton is embarking on the final projects of her Master of Divinity at Chicago Theological Seminary.
Funding is available to members and affiliates of the Second Congregational Church through the Frances W. and Charles W. Saunders scholarships, the Florence V. Leach scholarship, and the Memorial scholarship.
GREENFIELD – Greenfield Public Library has a new app to track summer reading called Beanstack, and is challenging the community to find the best readers.
Beanstack, known as “Fitbit for Reading” is a free digital way to participate in the library’s summer reading program on the “Tales and Tails” theme. According to a press release from the Greenfield Public Library, Beanstack allows readers to track the books or minutes they read, log their activities, and more. Customers can use the app to scan their book’s ISBN number, which will help them track their reading, give them a chance to win prizes, and put them in the race to be one of Greenfield’s top 10 readers. .
“We were looking for a fun way to help more people read this summer,” said Jeremiah Rood, deputy director of borrower services. “We hope people will use the app to make reading a habit this summer.”
The library also challenges the community to read 117 books this summer, in honor of the number of years the Greenfield Public Library has served its customers, the statement said. The summer reading program includes activities for adults, teens and children.
“Each year the state chooses a theme to focus on,” Rood explained. “We decided to focus on animal stories and combine that with thinking about people’s pets. Pets have helped so many people during the pandemic and we wanted to thank them. “
To register for the summer reading program, visit greenfieldpubliclibrary.beanstack.org/reader365.
Dean UMass Lowell’s List
includes a Greenfield student
GREENFIELD – Jenna Silk of Greenfield has been named to the University of Massachusetts Lowell’s Dean’s List for the spring semester. She specializes in exercise science.
GREENFIELD – Anna C. Jackowski, daughter of Alison and Edward Jackowski of Greenfield, graduated from Williams College, Williamstown.
While enrolled at Williams College, Jackowski, who majored in chemistry and French, was part of the equestrian team. She received top honors in chemistry and was elected to Sigma Xi.
GREENFIELD – Greenfield resident Paige Bernier, daughter of Kerry Larabee and the late Marc Bernier, received top honors and won an academic award in her freshman spring semester at Cheshire Academy in Cheshire, Connecticut. She was also inducted into the National Honor Society.