Westborough Schooling Basis awards two $500 Scholarships

Andrew Leary

WESTBOROUGH – The Westborough Education Foundation (WEF) recently awarded its annual scholarships to Westborough High School graduates Andrew Leary and Leah Mintz.

Leary plans to study at the University of Michigan with a major in business administration and a minor in sports management. Mintz plans to study speech pathology at Ithaca College.

While in high school, Leary was involved in Best Buddies and various exercise programs. Through Best Buddies, he set out to support students with disabilities through a range of adaptive sports programs.

Along with his brother, Leary also founded the Double Play Association, whose mission is to collect used sports equipment and donate it to those in need, with a focus on people with special needs.

Mintz joined the American Sign Language Club as a freshman. From then on, ASL quickly became a large part of her life as she was passionate about making the hearing world more accessible to the deaf or hard of hearing.

Leah Mintz

She introduced ASL to elementary school students during a world language fair while sharing information about Deaf culture and inclusivity.

The scholarships are awarded to students who, according to a WEF press release, “demonstrate strong leadership skills, are passionate about learning, and have demonstrated creativity and innovation”.

“We wish all graduates of 2021 the best in their future academic activities and endeavors,” the press release said.

Find out more about the WEF and its scholarships at westborougheducationfoundation.com/scholarships.html.


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