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July 26, 2022

Melrose High graduate awarded $5,000 college scholarship from Northern Bank

Press Release

Woburn, Massachusetts, July 26, 2022 – Brigid McCarron is the 2022 winner of Northern Bank’s annual James E. McGarry, Jr. college scholarship.

The $5,000 award honors the late “Jim” McGarry of Woburn for his 50 years of service to Northern Bank and pays tribute to his lifelong affinity for local fire and police departments. Applicants must have a parent or guardian who is an active firefighter or police officer in Middlesex County.

McCarron, whose father, John, is a Melrose firefighter, topped more than 40 local high school senior applicants for this year’s scholarship. She demonstrated a robust resume with a host of extracurricular activities, work experience and honors.

"I am fortunate for the experiences provided by the organizations I volunteer for,” said McCarron. “I have received vastly more than I have given through my community service. Being the recipient of an award whose purpose is to acknowledge the work and sacrifices of the first responders – many of which I have seen firsthand through my father – is an immense privilege. Mr. McGarry's work for his community is inspiring and something I will continue to try to emulate in my work."

In Fall 2022, McCarron will attend Dartmouth College to study Computer Science.

The Northern Bank Charitable Foundation annually administers the James E. McGarry, Jr. Scholarship Fund, which was established in 2014. It will begin accepting applicants for next year in Spring 2023.

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