Mattapoisett Woman’s Club awards scholarships

May 23, 2021

MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Woman’s Club awarded three scholarships to Mattapoisett students this year.

The club gave two $2,000 scholarships to Mattapoisett residents who are graduating high school seniors and a $1,000 scholarship to a Mattapoisett resident who is in pursuit of a post-secondary degree. 

This year’s recipients are Kara LeBlanc, a student at Old Colony Regional Technical High School. She plans to attend Johnson and Wales University to expand her baking and management skills. LeBlanc was a camper at the YMCA from a very young age and has progressed to become a staff member for the past three years.

Old Rochester Regional High School student Emma Williamson plans to attend Northeastern University with a double major in Mathematics and Political Science. During her high school career, she interned with the Sippican Historical Society as an archival researcher and also received many school honors. She is an active member of the Massachusetts Climate Education Organization, whose goal is to mandate climate justice. 

Serena Jaskolka, a graduate of OR and Worcester State University, is pursuing an M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of New Hampshire.

The Mattapoisett Woman’s Club scholarship started in 1943 with $5 awarded to a Center School Mattapoisett student.  In 1948 the amount was $100, and has steadily increased with community supported fundraising efforts. To date, more than $100,000 in scholarships has been presented to local scholars.