And the 2021 Scholarship Recipients are...
We are so pleased to introduce NECA's 2021 Scholarship recipients. Since 2011, including this year, we have awarded $30,000 in scholarships to deserving member company employees or their children.
Each year, we award one scholarship in memory of Tom Rando to an applicant who embodies the values and talents of Tom Rando, an entrepreneur, innovator and respected industry leader.
The 2021 Thomas Rando Scholarship recipient is Danny Rodriguez, whose father Albeiro, works for ScrubaDub in Woburn, MA. Danny will be entering his senior year at UMass Boston, graduating with a degree in Exercise Health Science. Upon graduation, he plans to take the physical therapy (PT) assistant exam and to enter a PT doctoral program. In high school, Danny was a high honors student and a three sport athlete, as well as a member of other student organizations. During his junior year, he was chosen by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to be part of their summer health corps volunteer program. Currently, he is working fulltime as an operating room attendant for the Medical Center while maintaining his high academic standing.
Samantha Snow is the daughter of Michael Snow, owner of Maintenance Technology. Sammi dreams of becoming an FBI Special Agent and to that end, she will enter the University of New Haven's Criminal Justice- Investigative Service Program this fall. The University recognized her exceptional scholastic, athletic (lacrosse, field hockey and competitive rifle shooting) and community service by presenting her with a Distinguished Scholar Award.
Michael Connolly, who has worked for Sandwich Car Wash since high school, will be entering his senior year as a business management major at UMass-Amherst. For the first time, he will be living on campus. If his name sounds familiar it is because Mike, when a Cape Cod Community College student, was our 2019 Thomas Rando Scholarship recipient. He again impressed our committee by his work ethic, maturity and determination to reach his goals.
NECA is confident that these outstanding young people will be successful, and are pleased to be of some small assistance.