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Each year, the Committee awards scholarships to graduating DHS seniors who take an active role in making Danvers a community in which all people are accepted without prejudice against their gender, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, religious beliefs or lack of, affiliation or sexual identity.

Class of 2021

Each year, the HRIC presents scholarships to college-bound Danvers High School seniors who exemplify the mission of the Committee and not only “talk the talk” but “walk the walk.”

The Danvers Human Rights & Inclusion Committee would like to thank all of the students who applied for the 2021 scholarships for their dedication to the ongoing fight for inclusion and equity for all humans. We encourage you, as you venture into new experiences, to soak up as much as you can: try new things, meet new people, hear new perspectives, and bring that knowledge and experience back to Danvers to make your hometown a better, more inclusive place to live.

The Danvers Human Rights & Inclusion Committee is pleased to award scholarships to the following four members of the DHS Class of 2021:

Maximillian Leete

Max will be attending American University and studying to become a Civil Rights Lawyer. Max is an active participant in the Best Buddies program and the founder of the Anti-Discrimination Club. Max captured the Scholarship Subcommittee from the first line of his essay: “A passion for social justice, racial equity, and advocating for others blossomed within my soul.” Max’s teachers describe him as passionate, patient, and “a true gentleman.”

Hannah Golden

Hannah will be focusing on plant science and botany and hopes to become a member of the Peace Corps. Hannah is an active volunteer in the community, and active demonstrator at rallies and protests related to human rights, and a member of the Anti-Discrimination Club. It was evident in her essay that Hannah is passionate about human connection and creating a supportive environment for people of all walks of life. Hannah’s teachers describe her as compassionate and hardworking, and specifically, “When you meet Hannah, you are instantly brought into her orbit.”

Sarah Cashman

Sarah will be focusing on the fields of criminal justice, law, and psychology, and was chosen to receive a scholarship due to her activism in the Anti-Discrimination Club. Sarah wrote about being receptive to new ideas and perspectives while maintaining a respect for all people. Sarah is also an active participant in the Best Buddies program, and her teachers describe her as a caring, compassionate, independent thinker.

Mary Pellicio

Mary will be pursuing a degree in Speech Pathology. Mary is an active participant in the Best Buddies program and volunteer for Service Dog Project and Cradles to Crayons. Mary strives to be an ally in the disability community and took it upon herself to learn American Sign Language through the Beverly School for the Deaf when her family became fosters to four children with disabilities. In addition to her regular coursework, Mary completed an independent study on Neuromuscular Communication Disorders. Mary’s teachers describe her as curious, ambitious, and determined.

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