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Home Builders & Remodelers Association awards scholarships to local students

Springfield The Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Western Massachusetts (HBRA-WM) will host their annual scholarship awards ceremony June 10 at the Home Builders & Remodelers Association in Springfield to formally recognize the achievements of 10 Member Scholarship program recipients and nine Vocational Scholarship/Tool Acquisition award recipients. To have been eligible for the $1,000 HBRA-WM Member Scholarship program, the applicant had to be affiliated with a member or the employee of a member company. The association also awarded area trade and vocational high school students' $500 cash scholarships or tool acquisition awards to further their careers in the building industry. The association issued a request to each of the 14 schools in their service area of Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin and Berkshire counties to recommend an exemplary student to receive one of these awards. The association offered vocational school students the option to receive a $1,000 scholarship to the college of their choice. Any vocational student in the 14 area trade schools could apply and compete for this scholarship. Since the inception of these programs, the association has awarded $303,500 to deserving students. The 19 individuals selected as the 2010 HBRA-WM scholarship recipients include the following local students: Gregory Boilard, son of Lise and Michael Boilard of Wilbraham, who will attend Syracuse University; Steven Costa, son of Despina and David Costa of Agawam, who attends Bentley University; Jack Davis, son of Heidi and Peter Davis of Westfield, who attended Westfield Vocational/Technical High School; Andre Duval, son of Ann Marie and Andre Duval of West Springfield, who attended Lower Pioneer Valley Career & Technical Education Center; Stephanie Gomes, daughter of Ana and Joao Gomes of Chicopee, who attends Mount Holyoke College; Alex Morneau, son of Sandra Nadeau of Chicopee, who attended Chicopee Comprehensive High School Career & Technical Education Program; Liane Moses, daughter of Monique and Edward Moses of East Longmeadow, who will attend Springfield College; Lauren Mulak, daughter of Barbara and David Mulak of East Longmeadow, who attends Endicott College; and Ashley Tromblay, daughter of Cynthia Pecoy of Wilbraham, who attends James Madison University. The association applauds the achievements of these individuals and wishes them well in their future endeavors.

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