---- — SALEM — The Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce recently announced the 2013 academic scholarship recipients and interview challenge winners.
Each year, the Chamber’s Scholarship Committee awards three scholarships, based on academic achievement, community activity and an essay submission, to students affiliated with the Chamber of Commerce.
This year’s scholarship winners are Meghan Cole and Daniel Cannone, both of Windham, and Kate Ward of Hampstead. Daniel, as the highest scoring high school student, was recognized with the Ray Landry Memorial Scholarship and Kate, as a continuing college student, received the Nancy M. Carney College Scholarship.
The interview challenge program, run by the Chamber’s Business Education Collaborative, allows for area high school students to practice their interview and presentation skills as they compete in three rounds of interviews. This year’s winners are: Rasheed Adigun of Salem in first place, James Klaassens of Windham in second place and Benjamin Bedard of Pelham in third place.
The winners were honored at a student recognition reception at The Black Water Grill on May 9. They also will be recognized today at the 16th Annual Taste of Greater Salem Restaurant Expo, which helps fund the programs, at The Atkinson Resort and Country Club.
The Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce is a partnership of business and professional individuals working together to build a healthy economy and improve the community’s quality of life. The Chamber is organized to represent the concerns of business people, foster an environment to promote business relationships, and support community involvement in the region. For more information, visit gschamber.com, call 893-3177 or stop in at the Depot Train Station, 81 Main St.