Somerville Lions Club 2013 James Goddard Scholarship Award

By William Tauro

This past Tuesday the Somerville Lions Club President Gene Brune presented Melissa McGovern, a Somerville High School graduate and now a freshman at UMass Lowell, a check for one thousand dollars from the James Goddard Scholarship Foundation.

Melissa was a member of the National Honor Society, she was in the top 10% of her class excellent academic record at Somerville High School (SHS).

Also at SHS she was involved with athletics in volleyball as captain for 4 years, basketball for 4 years and softball for 4 years as captain.

Melissa was also involved in community service with the Somerville Pride Basketball Leaque, KiwanisThanksgiving Program for 4 years, Brian Higgins Tricia Night for 6 years and the Somerville Recreation Road Race for 4 years.

While she is attending UMass at Lowell she is currently studying Exercise Physiology in goal of receiving a Doctorate of Physical Therapy.

The Lions Club Scholarship Fund is in memory of James Goddard, a former secretary of the Somerville Lions Club.

Melissa also received Thanksgiving turkey from the Somerville Lions Club and a scholarship from the Kiwanis Club as well.

Photo L to R::
Lion’s Paul Calnan District Governor, Somerville Lions President Gene Brune, SHS Scholarship Foundation David O’Brian, Melissa McGovern, Melissa’s mom Cheryl McGovern, Melissa’s dad Michael McGovern and Lion’s Louise Kirkpatrick Cabinet Secretary Treasurer



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