2020 Scholarship Winners


NECA's 2020 Scholarship Recipients are ...

Lindsey Messina, daughter of Brian Messina of Royal T Car Wash, is our 2020 Thomas Rando Scholarship recipient. Lindsey will be attending Southern New Hampshire University this fall, with a major in psychology. She worked for several years after high school, including at the car wash, and is currently is employed by a national non-profit that supports and provides education on substance misuse and suicide prevention. Previously, she was the Communications Director for Austin17House, a local non-profit that provides services to support the health and well-being of youth and families. In that role, she obtained grant funding and built the volunteer base. She continues to volunteer 20 hours a week at that community center while taking online courses and working full time. Having seen the devastation of drug and alcohol abuse, her goal is to become a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor in New Hampshire.

Dante Barbati, a Briteway Car Wash employee, will be attending Loyola University in Maryland this fall, majoring in finance with a minor in computer science. While in high school, Dante worked 2 days a week at the car wash while balancing his studies and participating in 2 varsity sports teams, student government, the National Honors Society, and Norwell School's Peer Education program.

Grace Flanagan, daughter of Scrub-a-Dub employee Jay Flanagan, will be attending Sacred Heart University in CT. While challenging herself academically through high school, Grace built a well-rounded resumé which includes music, athletics, charity work, care of autistic children, and part-time employment in the food service industry.

Billie Prescott, whose mother works for Scrub-a-Dub, has been working as a medical assistant for Atrius Health since completing a Medical Assistant Certificate at Massasoit Community College. During the pandemic, she has been working in the Urgent Care Dept. Billie will be entering Massasoit's nursing program this fall.

Alexandra Sanft, whose father works for Global Partners LLC, will be a senior at American International College, majoring in criminal justice and psychology. She plays on the women's soccer team, volunteers to mentor and coach children, and has two internships, one with Global Partner and the other with the probations department. Alexandra's goal is to earn a Masters Degree in Forensic Psychology.

NECA's Scholarship Program

Since the program's inception in 2011, we have awarded $27,000 in scholarships. In 2018, the NECA Board voted to award one annual scholarship in the memory of Tom Rando, a founding member of NECA and industry innovator. The Scholarship Program is funded by donations.

Anyone who works for a NECA member company, or is an immediate relation of someone who works for a NECA member company, may apply for a scholarship. 2021 applications will be available next January.

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