Bank announces winners of scholarship donations


AUBURN – Mechanics Saving Bank is announcing its 2007 scholarship recipients from Monmouth Academy and Leavitt Area High School.

For more than 20 years, Mechanics Savings Bank has provided scholarships to assist high school graduates with their higher education tuitions and fees. This year the bank’s scholarship donations to local and area high schools totaled $19,500.

Leavitt graduate Lawrence Edwin Caldwell IV, son of Annette and Todd Caldwell of Turner, plans to major in business at the University of Maine in Orono. Caldwell was a member of Leavitt High School’s Latin Club and mentoring program and basketball and soccer teams. Caldwell’s hobbies include music, fishing, traveling and large-scale problem-solving.

Monmouth Academy graduate Stephanie M. Palleschi plans to major in athletic training at the University of New England. She is the daughter of Cheryl and Domenic Palleschi of Monmouth. Palleschi was a member of the National Honor Society, Future Business Leaders of America, Foreign Language Club and Chorus and served as class secretary. She holds a brown belt in karate.

Monmouth Academy graduate Lindsay Ann Scirica plans to major in nursing at the University of Maine in Orono. She is the daughter or Karen and Edwin Pollard of Monmouth. Scirica was the fourth honor essayist at graduation and recipient of the 2006 Presidential Academic Award. She was a member of the National Honor Society, Math Team, D.L.I. and Civil Rights Team, Foreign Food and Film Club, as well as the girls’ basketball and cross-country teams.

Founded in 1875, Mechanics Savings Bank serves customers from three branch offices located in Auburn, Lewiston and Windham. More information is available at or by calling 1-877-886-1020.