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NFVA 2023 Scholarship Winners

Updated: Jun 2, 2023

Every year, the NFVA awards four $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school students who live in North Falmouth. The awards are based on academic achievement, school and local activities, and overall service to the community, and our 2023 winners have achieved excellence in all those areas. Our congratulations to them all!

Emily Allen, a graduate of Falmouth High School, was a member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish Honor Society (for which she served as president in 2022-23) as well as a Peer Mentor for English Language Development (ELD) students.

Emily will now pursue a degree in biology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (she'd like to double major in Spanish or Latin American studies) with the goal of becoming a doctor or physician's assistant. She says she would also like to study abroad, "traveling and immersing myself  in the beautiful cultures of the world," and someday work with an organization such as Doctors without Borders.

During her time at Falmouth High School, Lucy Armour was on the National Honor Society, served as a 2023 class representative, and played on the school's lacrosse, girls hockey, and field hockey teams (she was a Cape and Islands All Star in girls hockey in 2022-23). She also volunteered for local organizations ranging from the Falmouth Road Race to Tommy's Place, the local nonprofit that provides vacations for kids with cancer.

Lucy will now pursue a degree in elementary education at New England College in New Hampshire. Ultimately she would like to return to North Falmouth to teach and coach at North Falmouth Elementary School.

Shannon Keating is a graduate of Sturgis Charter Public School who also studied in the International Baccalaureate Program. She served as captain of Sturgis' varsity field hockey and varsity softball teams, was a Key Club member, and achieved High Honors recognition annually. She also founded the Happy Hope Club, which made up care packages for those in need (e.g., pediatric cancer patients, the homeless).

Given her professed love of science and fascination with the brain, Shannon plans to study neuroscience at American University in Washington, DC. She says she'd also like to study international relations to "have a greater impact on the world."

Josephine Oberton's activities at Falmouth High School included running track and cross-country (she was an All League Honorable Mention for cross-country in 2022) and being a member of both the National Honor and Math Honor societies. She also served as a camp counselor for Camp Invention at North Falmouth Elementary School and as a French Club student teacher at Morse Pond School.

Josephine willl now study communicative disorders at Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts, with the goal of becoming a speech-language pathologist. "My ultimate goal is to support children and those children the opportunity to speak and communicate," she says.

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