Jamie Cyr, of Danville School, was one of 18 high school seniors across New England to recently be awarded a $5,000 HoodÂ® Sportsmanship Scholarship.â?¢ HP Hood, New England's leading dairy processor, presented the scholarships during a ceremony at Gillette Stadium on May 20. Three high school seniors from each of the six New England States -- Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont -- were honored for their integrity and sportsmanship on and off the playing field.
HP Hood received more than 2,500 entries and 10 finalists in each state were determined by a general public vote, which was followed by in-person interviews by a panel of judges who identified the top three in each state.
"We were impressed by the quality of applicants that we received and overwhelmed by their commitment to good sportsmanship on the field, in the classroom and in their communities," said Lynne Bohan, Hood spokesperson. "We wish each student -- and all of the applicants -- the best of luck as they start their college career."
New England Patriots guard Logan Mankins presented the scholarships and spoke to students about the importance of good sportsmanship. The winners were also given a private tour of Gillette Stadium.
Each applicant was required to meet the following in order to participate in the program: minimum of 3.0 grade point average; participated in a varsity sport in high school; volunteered in his/her community; displayed a high degree of sportsmanship while participating in sports in high school.
Jamie Cyr plans to attend Smith College in the fall.
For more information, and rules and regulations, visit Hood.com.