The Democrats also contributed a scholarship. Democratic Town Committee Chairwoman Tricia Melvin and Phil DeCologero, an active member, presented a $500 check to Joseph Kenney.
North Andover High is a legendary powerhouse in wrestling, having one numerous state championships. Wrestlers in the Class of 2013 pinned down many a prize Tuesday evening. Rick Bowe, who wrestled for the University of Pennsylvania and has aided the NAHS program for years, presented the Ruth H. Bowe Memorial Wrestling Scholarships, $2,000 each, to three athletes whom he described as “tough as nails:” Ryan Neals, Alex Inangelo and Danielle Coughlin. The latter was the first female high school state champion in Massachusetts history.
Coughlin and Neals also each won the $1,000 Armand Luciano Memorial Wrestling Scholarship.
Glen Hartford Jr., who’s headed for St. Michael’s College in Winooski, Vt., said he would have been grateful had he received just one scholarship. Hartford, an outside linebacker who will play Division 3 football at St. Mike’s, won three: Circle Insurance, North Andover Boosters Club Little League and St. Michael Church Holy Name Society, each for $500.
He’s contemplating a career in physical therapy or exercise science, he said.
Kali Otis, who delivered The Eagle-Tribune from when she was a second-grader right up until high school, won The Eagle-Tribune Newspaper Carrier Scholarship, $1,000, as well as the Frederick White and Dave DerArakelian memorial scholarships, $2,000 and $250, respectively.
“I was so surprised,” said Otis, who will major in hospitality management and Spanish at University of Massachusetts Amherst.