The SportsScarf Citizenship AwardIn 2014 SportsScarf proudly established the SportsScarf Citizenship award. The award is a donation in the amount of $2,000.00 to an aspiring student that possesses and demonstrates outstanding characteristics such as leadership, strong work ethic, as well as a passion for excellence. The award is one of many avenues by which SportsScarf engages with and supports our local community.
2018: Tyler Menard
Tyler, a Mattapoisett resident, is the son of Mark and Deborah Menard, and the youngest of three children. He is a member of the Old Rochester Regional High School Class of 2018 and the National Honor Society. Outside of school, Tyler’s passion is in the field of Mixed Martial Arts. He is a member of SBG East Coast in Wareham where he trains 4 -5 times per week, and also instructs children of all ages and young adults as a way of giving back. Tyler is also a member of Our Ladies of Angels in Fairhaven where he volunteers his time throughout the year. Tyler will be attending the University of Rhode Island in the fall where he has been admitted to the Pharm D, Doctor of Pharmacy program.
2017: In Memory of Tucker A. Francis
Tucker, Tabor Academy ’16, was an excellent leader and student. If Tucker wasn’t on Tabor Academy’s turf fields as a captain of the varsity lacrosse team, he was spending time building and flying drones, playing guitar, riding his motorcycle, or cooking fabulous meals aboard the SSV Tabor Boy. He lived for the ocean. After sailing around the world with his family in the sixth grade he developed into a excellent sailor, wakeboarder, kite-boarder, diver, and swimmer. While excited for his future at UC Santa Clara and wherever else his travels would bring him, Tucker never forgot to be grateful for what he already had; caring friends, incredible experiences, and an outstandingly kind and loving family. Tucker lost his life in an unfortunate snorkeling accident in the Virgin Islands. While it saddens us that he is gone, we know that he was having the time of his life doing what he loved.
2016: Ashley Aruri
Ashley was an outstanding student and soccer player as a member of the Old Rochester Regional High School Class of 2016. She was also a member of the National Honor Society and American Field Service Club. While outside of school, Ashley is an accomplished violinist with the New Bedford Symphony Youth Orchestra. She also volunteers often for local and regional charitable organizations. She is especially proud of her work with children in the Tri-Town Early Education Program. Ashley will be attending Quinnipiac University in the fall. There, she has been admitted to the B.S. / M.S Occupational Therapy Program.
2015: Gerald Lanagan Jr.
Gerald, a Mattapoisett resident, is the oldest child of Gerald and Christal Lanagan. He is a graduate of Old Rochester Regional High School Class of 2015, where he excelled both academically and athletically. His exceptional leadership was recognized by his coaches and peers and he was selected Captain of the football team as a senior and Captain of the lacrosse team as a sophomore, junior and senior. Gerald was a member of the National Honor Society. Due to his tireless work ethic, dedication to excellence, and outstanding leadership in the classroom and on the athletic fields, Gerald was appointed to the United States Military Academy at West Point where he will pursue his goals of maximizing his leadership potential while serving the United States of America.
2014: Abigail Adams
Abby, a Mattapoisett resident, is the oldest daughter of Scott and Liz Adams. She is an excellent role model to her four younger siblings and was an outstanding student athlete at Old Rochester Regional High School. While attending Merrimack College in the fall, where she plans to study Business Administration, Abby will also be a member of both the winter and spring track and field teams. Also, She is an active member of St. Anthony’s Parish in Mattapoisett and has volunteered many hours of community service. Her kind and sincere attitude will always leave you smiling!