Thirty-Four Local Students Head to College Thanks to their Friends at Brooksby Village

Students Honored with Brooksby Village Scholarship at Award Ceremony, Wednesday May 23 at 7pm

Peabody, MA - This fall 34 local students working at Brooksby Village will be heading to college and for some, continuing on with their college/trade school education with financial help thanks to the over 1700 people who live at Brooksby Village.  Thirty four students from the North Shore area will receive the Brooksby Village Scholarship. Over $140,000 has been raised so far by those living at Brooksby Village for The Brooksby Village Scholarship Fund, which is for student employees who plan to attend a college or accredited trade school beginning this fall. "This year we are assisting 34 local students," said John Daly, Staff Development Manager, Brooksby Village.  "We have awarded the Brooksby Village scholarship to 243 students (including this year's students) since the program started in 2002.  The students become eligible for the Brooksby Village Scholarship by completing 1000 hours of work here over a consecutive 2-year period.  We wish them all the best of luck next year." High school seniors will receive a total of $5,000 over the next four years of College.  The money will be dispersed directly to their school in $625-per-semester increments, for a maximum of eight semesters or four years.  The second option is for college freshman students who meet the scholarship eligibility.  They will receive a total of $3,750 over the next three years of college.  The money will be dispersed to their school in $625 per semester increments for a maximum of six semesters or three years. The 34 local students receiving the scholarships this year are: $5,000 Scholarship Recipients: Andriy Barchuk Peabody High School Ricardo Bonilla English High School Jenny  Currid Masconomet High Joe Deleidi St. Johns Prep Zach Deleidi St. Johns Prep Alexa  DeLisi Peabody High School Amanda  Downie Essex Agricultural HS Nick Drew St. John's Prep Jose Garcia Peabody HS Chad Hebert NE Regional Vocational Abbie Henry Danvers HS Demi Lamonica Peabody HS Katie Newman Peabody HS Alison  O'Brien Peabody HS Geidy Peguero Peabody HS Gioselys Pena Peabody HS Stephanie Roland Melrose HS Andrew  Simoes St. John's Prep John Slate-Romano Peabody HS Philip Smigliani Peabody HS Doug Toth Peabody HS Tyler Walz Peabody HS Samantha White Peabody HS Melissa Wright Peabody HS $3,750 Scholarship Recipients: Travis Brown Endicott College Jacknet Castro North Shore Community College Jessica DeMeo North Shore Community College Amanda Dubois North Shore Community College Ariela Duran North Shore Community College Jessica Goulart Salem State James Hagen Bunker Hill Community College Keith Kurpiel Porter & Chester Institute Adam Michaud North Shore Community College Taylor O'Connell North Shore Community College The award ceremony is Wednesday, May 23 at 7pm in the Catering Room at McIntosh Clubhouse at Brooksby Village.  If you would like to cover the event, please call Dani Baldassare at 978/536-7905. Brooksby Village has three large clubhouses featuring an on-site medical center, staffed by full-time doctors, five restaurants, two convenience stores, two beauty parlors, a TV studio, a swimming pool, activity rooms, classrooms, game rooms and even two branches of a bank.  Residents also have the opportunity to take part in hundreds of different clubs and activities.  The community also has its own Interfaith Chapel on campus that serves as the physical foundation for a strong faith-based community. About Erickson Living:  Erickson Living develops and manages full-service retirement communities including Brooksby Village that provide worry-free living for America's seniors - the country's fastest-growing population segment.  Erickson's refundable entrance deposit and predictable monthly service fees provide residents across the country financial peace of mind.  Comprehensive health and wellness services, integrated into every community, lead to demonstrated resident benefits.  A robust complement of resident programs and facilities promote an engaged, fulfilling lifestyle that is reflected in resident satisfaction levels that exceed the industry average.  And the company's wide-ranging employee programs have earned Erickson numerous awards, including Fortune magazine's "Best Companies to Work For®" in 2008 and 2009.  For more information, visitwww.ericksonliving.com.