Month: May 2016

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WFA Merit Scholarship Winners

The Westport Fishermen’s Association is pleased to announce two local recipients of the WFA Merit scholarship for 2016. Reaghan Tripp and Lily Gelinas have each been chosen to receive a $650.00 award for academic and civic excellence.

Reaghan is a 2016 graduate of Westport High School and she plans to attend Ohio State University. She is the daughter of Amy & Scott Tripp of Westport MA.  Reaghan is a National Honor Society member and ranked at the top of her class academically. She also played varsity soccer and basketball and is an active volunteerReaghan Tripp and mentor in her school, church and community. She is a member of STEEL (Students That Exemplify Extraordinary Leadership). Reaghan plans to major in public health with an environmental sciences track, so she can teach others that the key to healthier people is by creating a healthier environment.

Lily Gelinas is graduating from Bishop Stang High School in Dartmouth this year and wilLIly for WFAl start at Johnson & Wales University in the fall. Her parents are Jennifer and Steve Gelinas of Westport. Lily’s guidance counselor praised Lily’s diligence and effort in her honors track academic program, while participating in volleyball and winter track. She is a member of the National Honor Society and has participated in a wide array of community service projects. She has been a regular volunteer at Westport Fishermen’s Association events. In addition to studying Human Resources, Lily plans to minor in Environmental Sustainability.

The Board of Directors would like to extend their congratulations and wish Reaghan and Lily much success in the future. In addition, the WFA would also like to recognize and thank all of our generous members, sponsors and community friends who contribute to our scholarship fund throughout the year.

 

 

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Road Race Wrap Up

Despite cloudy weather, we had a good crowd of enthusiastic runners and walkers at the 12th Annual “Run for the Water” on May 7th. Chris Jordan from Taunton was the Men’s 8K winner with a time of 28:16 and Annmarie Tuxbury from New Hartford CT was the first female, clocking in at 29:27.  Top local runners were Bethany Daniels from Dartmouth in 4th place and Westport’s Richard Cole came in 4th in the men’s division. In the 5K event, Trish Gardner and Ian Steen, both of Dartmouth, led the field.  Complete race results are here.

Proceeds from this year’s event will help fund the WFA’s scholarship program as well as the Westport River salt marsh study we are undertaking with the Woods Hole Marine Biological Institute and Buzzards Bay Coalition among other partners.

After the race, participants feasted on delicious pulled pork sandwiches and fixings courtesy of The Back Eddy.  The WFA also thanks the rest of our generous sponsors who donated goods, prize money and raffle items that helped make this event a success: D/2 Biological Solutions, J.L. Marshall & Sons, BayCoast Bank, Westport Rivers Winery, Toyota of Dartmouth, Lapointe Insurance, Westport Chiropractic, Osprey Sea Kayak Adventures, Bradshaw insurance, Country Woolens, The Bayside Restaurant, Stop & Shop, Crystal Spring Water, Bittersweet Farms Restaurant, Partners Village Store, Ten Cousins Pizza, New York Bagel, and Graphix Plus.

Community involvement and support is key to our work, so we give a special shout out to all our volunteers and to ‘Team Lapointe’, who came out in force to complete the 5K event. Thanks everyone!