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Norfolk Lions Award Four Scholarships

The Norfolk Lions are pleased to announce the recipients of its 2023 scholarship awards. Four $2000 scholarships were awarded to high school seniors. To be eligible, the student must reside in Norfolk but can attend any public or private high school or be home schooled.


The scholarships are awarded to candidates who demonstrate a commitment to active involvement in community service, as well as academic performance and participation in other extracurricular activities. This year’s recipients are:


Samantha Sweetman

High School: King Philip High School

Attending: Stonehill College


Matthew Kelley

High School: King Philip High School

Attending: Amherst College


Kayla Simas

High School: King Philip High School

Attending: University of Massachusetts Amherst - Isenberg School of Management


Madigan Wirkus

High School: Mount Saint Charles Academy

Attending: University of Virginia


The scholarships were presented to the three King Philip students at the King Philip Awards Ceremony on June 1st at the high school.  Representing the Norfolk Lions Club at the awards ceremony were Brian Hamlin, President and Anne Marie Smith, Chair of the Scholarship Committee.  Madigan received her scholarship separately.


The Norfolk Lions congratulate these recipients on their success and is proud to support the achievements of these deserving students.

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