DePena tutors at Family Service Inc. and has participated in river and alleyways cleanups with Groundwork Lawrence.
“She was successful because she was willing to work hard, led by example and did anything she was asked,” Fifield said.
“She’s very sensitive, thoughtful, hard worker, won’t back down; her adversity only makes her stronger,” she said.
If you go What: Celebrity Golf tournament with Bruins, Celtics and Patriots alumni including Tony Collins, Doug Flutie, Steve Grogan, Andre Tippet, Steve Nelson, Pete Brock, Roland James, Ronnie Lippet and Robert Perryman. When: July 18, 8 a.m. shotgun start. Registration is at 7 a.m. Where: Merrimack Valley Golf Course, 210 Howe St., Methuen Cost: $200 per golfer. Cost includes 18 holes with golf cart, gift bag, dinner, celebrity partner, prizes, contests, silent auction, raffle prizes and a 50/50 raffle. Proceeds benefit college scholarships for Lawrence students. How: To register, log on to topnotchnetwork.net/pages/golf or call 978-994-8060.