The Landaff Volunteer Fire Association, a charitable trust which serves the Landaff community, announced that for the second straight year they have granted $500 cash scholarships to five Landaff graduating seniors. The recipients include Dylan Blowey, Sydney Clement, Kayla Fifield, Destiny Presley and Cameron Smith, all graduates of Lisbon Regional School.
Jason Cartwright, president of the Fire Association explained, "We've watched these kids grow up in our community, and they've helped out at many events, including waiting tables at the Grange Pancake Breakfast and Old Home Day Supper, picking up trash alongside the road, working at the snowmobile races, and doing other little tasks which help our small town. By recognizing those labors, we hope to build a spirit of community interest in them, no matter where they might live in the future. Our Board decided to dedicate a portion of the proceeds from our fundraising efforts to create an endowment for these scholarships."
"The Association's mission of helping support the Landaff Volunteer Fire Department remains unchanged," Cartwright continued, "but we also like to encourage our young people in a positive way and strengthen our community as a place where people want to live."
The students granted scholarships are all entering college or technical school, and after they complete one semester and demonstrate a 2.8 grade average, they are awarded the cash gifts. The Award letters were presented at Lisbon Regional's graduation on June 1.