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HADLEY -- Tommy Car Auto Group awarded two students each with a $1,000 scholarship to attend college this fall.

The Scholarship received an overwhelming number of applicants this year, totaling over 100 applications by local students. Jennifer Moss of Hopkins Academy will be attending University of Massachusetts. Olivia Kiritsis of Shepard Hill Regional High School will be attending Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Both students demonstrated excellence in the classroom and in the community.

The Tom Cosenzi Scholarship was established to honor the memory of Thomas E. Cosenzi. When Thomas E. Cosenzi passed away in 2009, it was not only ownership of the TommyCar Auto Group that passed to his children Carla and Thomas M., but his legacy of giving back to the community. That legacy was evident when the two recipients of a 2016 Tom Cosenzi Scholarship were awarded their checks for $1,000. The program has expanded to Hopkins Academy in Hadley, Shepherd Hill Regional High School in Dudley and Northampton High School. Northampton High School unfortunately did not participate this year even though it was open to all graduating high school seniors.

?"The Tom Cosenzi Scholarship is dedicated to assisting high school graduates in furthering their education,â?? said Carla Cosenzi, president of Tommy Car Auto Group. ??The combination of academic achievement and community leadership exhibited by these students underscores the core values of this scholarship."


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