LOCAL STUDENTS RECEIVE DONOVAN FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
North Conway, NH - The Donovan Family Scholarship was recently awarded to three local elementary school students with a passion for skiing. The scholarship program was created by longtime friends of Cranmore Mountain Resort, George and Mary Donovan, to provide tuition for a season-long skiing program and a season pass.
To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be in grades 3-6 and enrolled at John Fuller, Conway Elementary or Pine Tree Elementary School, participate in the Eastern Slope Ski Club and not be enrolled in a seasonal program in the Valley.
“We wanted to extend the opportunity to a child to experience skiing beyond a weekly program, by joining the Cranmore Race Team or Cranmore’s Rattlesnake Seasonal Program. This scholarship will provide program tuition and a season pass to a deserving child to make their dream of skiing all season,” said founder, George Donovan.
Recipients for the 2016-2017 winter season include Raegan Armstrong and Sophie Hanson from John Fuller Elementary School and Thomas Roosenboom from Pine Tree Elementary School.
“Skiing is a fun and energetic activity, and we want to encourage the growth of the sport as part of an active, healthy, lifestyle in the Mount Washington Valley. Realizing not every family can afford the cost of ski racing or a seasonal program, we’re proud to be working in conjunction with the Donovan’s and with the local schools to be able to award a scholarship to a deserving child who exhibits a love for skiing,” said Cranmore’s President and General Manager, Ben Wilcox.
This award will be granted yearly and applications will be available through local elementary schools and a school family support liaison each fall.
Pictured left to right: John Fuller School Family Support Liaison, Dave Olsen; Raegan Armstrong and Sophie Hanson, John Fuller School; Founder, Mary Donovan; Cranmore SnowSports Director, Karen Dolan; Founder, George Donovan; Cranmore President & General Manager, Ben Wilcox. Not pictured, Thomas Roosenboom, Pine Tree School.