St. Johnsbury Academy alum William Brink has been awarded a prestigious scholarship by the St. Johnsbury Trade School Alumni.
Brink, 19, a SJA Class of 2014 graduate, is entering his sophomore year at Vermont Technical College in Randolph where he is majoring in electrical engineering. Last Wednesday, Brink was presented with the Streeter-Trafton prize -- a scholarship worth $1,450. The ceremony was held in front Streeter Hall on the campus of St. Johnsbury Academy where Brink was accompanied by Brad Fontaine of CFW Electric in Danville, where Brink worked the past two summers since high school graduation.
"He's a great worker and good kid and I hate to see him go back to school," said Fontaine. "One of the rare ones."
The Streeter-Trafton prize fund started in 1985 and has been distributing scholarship money to students excelling in one of the Academy's technical education tracks ever since. Each year, the fund awards two prizes given totaling over $3,000. Students selected must complete a year of higher education to be eligible.
Streeter-Trafton prize officials say the scholarship awarded to Brink put the amount given out since it was started to over $50,000.