WESTBOROUGH – The Westborough Education Foundation (WEF) recently awarded its annual scholarships to Westborough High School graduates Andrew Leary and Leah Mintz.
Leary plans to attend the University of Michigan, majoring in Business Administration with a minor in Sports Management. Mintz plans to study speech therapy at Ithaca College.
In high school, Leary participated in Real Buddies and various athletic programs. Thanks to Vrais Copains, it has diversified to support students with disabilities through a number of adapted sports programs.
Along with his brother, Leary also co-founded the Double Play Association, whose mission is to collect and donate used sports equipment to people in need, with a focus on people with special needs.
Mintz joined the American Sign Language Club in first grade. From there, ASL quickly became an important part of her life, as she became passionate about making the world of hearing more accessible to people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
She introduced ASL to elementary school students at a global language fair while sharing information on deaf culture and inclusiveness.
The scholarships recognize students who, according to a WEF press release, “demonstrate strong leadership qualities, are passionate about learning, and have demonstrated creativity and innovation.”
“We wish all 2021 graduates the best in their future academics and endeavors,” the press release noted.
Learn more about the WEF and its scholarships at westborougheducationfoundation.com/scholarships.html.