ASM Scholarship Awards
Since 2005, ASM has presented Scholarship Awards to deserving students from ASM member companies, using proceeds from ASM’s annual golf tournament. Thanks to the great success of the event, we were able to increse to three awards starting in 2008, each at $2,000.
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ASM 2012 Scholarship Awards
A 2012 high honors graduate of Catholic Memorial School, Dominic Cauteruccio is the son of Dino Cauteruccio of Capone Iron Corporation.
A straight A student, Dominic enrolled in a significant number of Advanced Placement courses, was a member of the National Honor Society and Latin Honor Society, and was the recipient of the College of the Holy Cross Book Award.
Dominic’s interests are an eclectic mix of academic clubs including Latin, math and biology; recreation – he enjoys bowling; and competitive sports including football, baseball and basketball. Of these, baseball is Dominic’s passion which he intends to pursue in college.
Active as a volunteer, Dominic participates in many community activities ranging from community walks for causes, serving as an usher at masses and school liturgies, acting as a guide for school open house events as well as tutoring both middle school and Latin club students.
Dominic will undoubtedly apply his many talents in his pursuit of an Actuarial Math degree at Bryant College this fall. We congratulate Dominic on his achievements to date and wish him continued success as he begins his college experience.
Sierra is a 2012 high honors graduate of Foxborough High School and is the daughter of Shane Wilbar, a long-time employee of Southeastern Metal.
In high school, Sierra has taken the maximum number of Advanced Placement classes and ranks in the top 5% of her class. She was a member of several honor societies including the National Honor Society, Model United Nations and Model Senate, and received several notable awards throughout her four years.
In addition to her rigorous academic schedule, Sierra is an accomplished and award winning musician and instructs youngsters during her summers as a summer Instrumental Music Camp Counselor. She also spends time as a volunteer at the Mansfield Animal Shelter and participates on the Old Colony Hospice Fundraising Committee.
As a student who is passionate about community service and leadership, she will pursue a degree in global studies at Providence College.
We wish her the best as she begins her college experience.
Catherine is a high honors graduate of Waltham High School and is the daughter of Harold McQuestion of N.B. Kenney Company.
An exceptional student ranking in the top 5% of her class, Catherine has demonstrated an exemplary commitment to education, earning her recognition of her achievements including the Yale Book Award and Dartmouth Book Award for Academic Excellence. She was also the recipient of the Kingsbury Temperance Association art award and the Superintendent’s Award for academic excellence.
Catherine’s commitment to excellence extends to extracurricular activities. She served as vice president of the National Honor Society, was an active member of the French Club and served as a freshman mentor.
Outside of the classroom Catherine is active in the community. She is a voluntary CCD teacher at her local parish and works as a teacher’s aide in a math and literacy program.
Catherine will attend the University of Notre Dame in the fall to pursue her future career goals and make a positive contribution to the world. With such passion and dedication toward her studies, she is sure to succeed, and we wish her the best.
ASM 2011 Scholarship Awards
A 2011 honors graduate of Mansfield High School, Nicole Fontes is the daughter of Jose Fontes, a long-time employee of ENE Systems in Canton. She is also the sister of 2009 ASM Scholarship winner, Melanie Fontes.
In high school, Nicole chose the most demanding of coursework, taking honors courses not only in English, Spanish and social studies, but in math and sciences as well. She was a member of several honor societies including the National Honor Society, and received many achievement awards throughout her four years. Equally active outside of the classroom, she was Co-Editor-In-Chief of the School Newspaper, co-founder of the Book Club, and Member of the Math Team and Debate Club, as well as clarinetist in the school band.
From a young age, Nicole has loved the study of history and the thrill of debate, and has set her sights on a career in the law. She has been accepted to Boston College, where she will pursue a degree in history that will prepare her for the study of law, and a future in the courtroom.
We wish her the best as she begins college this fall in and sets out to achieve her career goals.
Nathan is a 2011 high honors graduate of Norwell High School and is the son of Mark Kingston of Eastern Insurance, a long-time active member of ASM.
A straight-A, student throughout high school, Nathan was a member of several national honor societies, and recipient of several coveted school awards. He was four-year member of the Math Team and Mock Trial team, and a founding member of the Chess Club. Outside of school, he shared his love of learning by serving as a tutor in science, math and Spanish, as well as a teacher of an afterschool Spanish program for elementary school children. He was also a founding member of the Long Island Homeless Shelter weekly volunteer group.
Always pushing to excel, he attended Harvard Summer School in summer of 2010, taking college level courses for biochemistry and microeconomics, which were tough but exhilarating. It was a life-changing experience, where he discovered his passion for science, and developed a new found confidence that college might not be all that bad, and might even be fun.
Nathan will enter Brown University in the fall, where he will pursue a degree in chemistry, as his first step toward a career in scientific or medical research. We congratulate Nathan on his achievements to date and wish him every success in pursuing his goals.
Nolan Schmidlein is a 2011 high honors graduate of Catholic Memorial High School in West Roxbury, and is the son of James Schmidlein of Architectural Paving & Stone in Weymouth.
In the top 5% of his class, Nolan took the maximum number of Advanced Placement courses in high school, was a member of the National Honor and National Latin Honor Society and was the recipient of the Dartmouth Book Club and Outstanding Writer Awards.
In addition to a demanding academic schedule, he maintained a full schedule of extracurricular activities, including school track and cross country, junior classical league, little league coaching, tutoring middle school students, and participating in fundraising walks for breast cancer and hunger.
Nathan’s career goal is to have his own practice as a dentist and orthodontist before the age of 30. He will get started toward that goal at Fairfield University in the fall, where he will pursue pre-med studies in preparation for dental school. With his passion and determination, he is sure to succeed, and we wish him the best.
ASM 2010 Scholarship Awards
Zachary is a 2010 graduate of The Bromfield School in Harvard, MA and is the son of Gary Clements, an 11-year employee of The Archer Corporation in Malden.
In high school, Zachary pushed himself to excel, both in and out of school. He took demanding courses and made honor role all four terms, and was active in a variety of school-sponsored and community activities. He served as teacher aide to a third-grade class, was a member of the Economics Debate and Trivia team, and formed a Leo’s Club with his father and classmates, to host events in conjunction with the Lion’s Club to raise money for programs aiding the blind and handicapped. He also played varsity soccer all four years, serving as captain in junior and senior year..
He will be attending UMass Amherst in the fall, and is considering a career in the health sciences. He looks forward to college as a test of maturity, where he can use and build upon the tools and skills he has learned at school and in summer jobs at The Archer Corp.
We congratulate Zachary on all he has accomplished to date and wish him the best in achieving his college and career goals.
Zachary accepts his award from ASM President Elect David Cannistraro, who is also shown with Julie DiGiusto below.
A 2010 honors graduate of Braintree High School, Julie DiGiusto is the daughter of David DiGiusto, a long-time employee of McGladrey & Pullen in Burlington. She is also the sister of our 2008 Scholarship winner, Lisa DiGiusto. In high school, Julie took the most demanding academic program available to her, and graduated near the top of her class. Equally active outside of school, she was involved in an impressive variety of extra-curricular activities that demonstrate not only her natural entrepreneurial and leadership skills but also her passion for service to others. An accomplished performer and musician, she was active in her school’s theater and choral programs and together with her sister, in 2004 founded “Entertaining for A Cure,” a performing group that provides singing, dancing and piano entertainment for 30-40 local events each year – with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society (ACS). She handles all of the marketing and PR for the EFAC, which to date has raised over $23,000 for ACS.
In college, Julie will pursue a major in business, building upon the skills she developed in running EFAC, and a second major in theatre. She hopes to combine her business and theatrical skills in a satisfying career where she can continue helping others. Always pushing herself to the limits, Julie earned a place in the Commonwealth Honors Program at UMass Amherst.
We wish her the best as she begins college this fall in and sets out to achieve her goals.
Brad is a 2009 honors graduate of Douglas High School and just finished his first year at Suffolk University in Boston, where he is pursuing a dual bachelor’s degree in Global Business and Finance. He is the son of Lisa Migliacci of William F. Lynch Co. in Worcester.
In high school, Brad maintained a busy schedule of school and extra-curricular activities, including participation in student government, varsity volleyball and band, as well as student workshops and charitable fundraising events. He continues to show the same leadership in college, where he has taken on increasing responsibility in his Residence Hall Association, and serves as Senator in the Student Government Association. He volunteers at soup kitchens and shelters in Boston, and on college breaks, he volunteers with Habitat for Humanities projects in other states and other countries.
After completing his degree, he plans to pursue a Masters in Business Administration, and intends to be a successful financial analyst for an internationally recognized company. With his skills and determination, he is certain to succeed, and we wish him the best.
ASM 2009 Scholarship Awards
Melanie Fontes with her parents and
ASM President, Sara Stafford
Aislinn Shea and Max Goldstein with their fathers
and the ASM Executive Committee
A straight “A” student throughout her years at Mansfield High School, Melanie graduated with honors in 2009. She is the daughter of Jose Fontes, a long-time employee of ENE Systems, Inc.
During her high school years she consistently demonstrated a passion for learning, had a tendency to think “outside the box” and was valedictorian of her class. Additionally she was a reporter for the newspaper, a member of the debate club and served on the student advisory council. Melanie’s interest in law led her to joining the mock trial team.
A violinist for the past 8 years, Melanie was the co-founder of the Fiddle Club. Additionally she volunteered her time to work as a tutor in the Academic Learning Center, a program which places tutors with students throughout the district that are struggling to maintain good academic standing.
She remains interested in the law and has been accepted by Harvard University in their pre-law program.
Max is a 2009 graduate of Needham High School and is the son of Eric Goldstein an employee of C/F Data.
Max performed very well in high school scoring a 5/5 in the AP United States History Exam as well as having advanced MCAS scores making him Koplik eligible. Koplik recognizes high academic achievement in areas tested by MCAS, and recognizes high academic achievements as identified by outside forums, including competitions, student publications, and awards.
In the area of community service Max served as a Little League Coach, a Youth Wrestling Coach and raised over $500 dollars volunteering for the Pan Mass Challenge kids ride for the Jimmy Fund.
Max will be continuing his studies at Brandies University in the fall.
A 2009 honors graduate of Worcester Academy, Aislinn Shea is the daughter of Francis Shea a Vice President of the Sullivan Insurance Group in Needham.
In high school she excelled in academics and maintained a full schedule of activities outside the classroom as well participating in Varsity Tennis, Field Hockey, Skiing, Basketball and Field Hockey.
As a volunteer she became involved with the Visitation House (a home for young mothers facing crisis pregnancies), Project Hope (a relief organization directly aiding and providing hope for victims of Hurricane Katrina) and Camp Sunshine (a retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families).
She will be continuing her studies at Hamilton College in the fall.
ASM 2008 Scholarship Awards
A 2008 honors graduate of Braintree High School, Lisa DiGiusto is the daughter of David DiGiusto, a long-time employee of McGladrey & Pullen in Burlington.
Having studied music and dance since the age of three, Lisa is already an accomplished musician and performer, and has received many awards for her choral, dance and piano skills. Her passion for music led her in 2004 to form “Entertaining for a Cure” (EFAC), a 12-member group that provides high quality singing, dancing and piano entertainment for local assisted living facilities, private parties and community events – with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society (ACS). Lisa is the Director, Planner & Choregrapher for the Group, which to date has raised over $13,000 for ACS.
She will be attending the Honors College at UMass Amherst, where she intends to receive the best music training available, combined with business training, with the goal of becoming a professional performer and music teacher. Her ultimate goal is to incorporate her EFAC work into her professional career.
Given her success to date, her future is bright, and we look forward to seeing her name on the marquee!
Kaitlin is a 2008 graduate of Wakefield High School and is the daughter of Stephen Farrell, a 13-year employee of Archer Corporation in Malden.
In high school, she excelled in academics and maintained a full schedule of activities outside the classroom as well. She was involved in numerous school groups including Marching Band and Social Awareness Club, served as a Teacher’s Assistant and tutor, and worked as a volunteer at the at the local library and other church and community organizations.
Encouraged always to “reach for the stars,” Kaitlin has set her goals high, and is heading off to Emanuel College to prepare to become “the best elementary teacher possible,” while continuing to be involved in the volunteer activities that reflect her commitment to community service and desire to make a difference in the lives of others.
Brittany Wood is a 2008 honors graduate of Tiverton, RI High School, where she was involved in numerous school and community service activities, while working part time at local food emporiums as well. Starting with art classes as a child, Art has always been a major part of her life, and at her young age she has already exhibited and received awards for her work, not just in school but in the local art community as well.
She is looking forward to four years at the Art Institute / Lesley University, and the opportunity to improve her artistic skills and share her vision of the world with others, on canvas. She also looks forward to traveling abroad and learning about new cultures first hand, and incorporating the lessons she learns into her creative style.
Brittany is the daughter of Robert Wood, who has been with Mello Electric in Fall River for more than 20 years.
ASM 2007 Scholarship Awards
Jenna has just finished her freshman year at Tufts University School of Engineering, where she is majoring in Environmental Engineering. A native of Marshfield, she is the daughter of John Almquist, of New England Trane, Woburn.
In high school, she was an outstanding student, active in the National Honor Society and involved in community service programs serving students, disadvantaged families and the elderly as well as several Katrina and tsunami relief projects.
At Tufts, she is pursuing the study of new technologies to solve environmental problems facing the world today, and is working in an environmental research lab on campus where she is assisting in research on methods to clean up groundwater contamination. She is also active in the Society of Women Engineers and Engineers Without Borders, planning ultimately to do research abroad. Her four years at Tufts are preparation for "the real world" where her goal will be to "make the world a cleaner and healthier place."
Throughout high school Katherine has excelled academically, and been an outstanding student leader as well. Founder of the school’s Habitat for Humanity Club, she organized annual student trips to participate in Habitat building projects in Virginia and Texas, while also participating in several service projects in Central America, and volunteering locally at the Pine Street Inn and organizations serving disabled children.
She will be pursuing a pre-med program at BC, inspired by the possibility of helping disadvantaged people through the practice of medicine at home and abroad. Looking forward to college, she wants "to be empowered by education and prepared for a future of service."
ASM 2006 Scholarship Awards
ASM’s second annual Scholarship Award recipient is a 2006 honors graduate of Archbishop Williams High School in Braintree and will be a freshman at Colgate University in the fall. Nicholas Sobol applied for this year’s scholarship through ASM member company, ENE Systems of Canton, where his father is employed.
An outstanding scholar throughout high school, Nicholas has also been a leader in many school and community activities, including a Service Justice Committee at his school that helps the elderly, the homeless and mentally challenged children; Habitat for Humanity; and Amnesty International.
In college, he plans to enroll in a pre-med/biology program, with a goal of becoming a doctor and taking an active role in combating the AIDS crisis in Africa. He has already done much to prepare himself for this career both through volunteer work at South Shore Hospital and by organizing a Student Global AIDS Campaign.
ASM 2005 Scholarship Awards
Aparna Lakshmi Iyer
ASM’s first Scholarship Award recipient is a 2004 graduate of Newton North High School and is entering her Sophomore year at Wesleyan University in Connecticut.
During summers and school vacations Aparna has worked at the Cheviot Corporation, the ASM Member Company that recommended her for the scholarship award.In high school, she was an outstanding student and the recipient of many awards, and worked as a volunteer and teaching assistant in Spanish and U.S. History.
At Wesleyan University, she is active in campus cultural groups, is the director of two student bands, and lead the campus-wide tsunami relief efforts earlier this year. She looks forward to a career in public service, working with a non-governmental aid organization in the United States or abroad, where she can make a difference in alleviating human suffering.