LEWISTON — Skelton, Taintor & Abbott has announced that the first recipient of the Skelton, Taintor & Abbott Lewiston High School Mock Trial Team MVP Scholarship Award is Lewiston High School student Peter Tirabassi. Tirabassi will receive a $1,000 college scholarship from the law firm as the recipient of the Most Valiant Player award.
Tirabassi, a senior, is a three-year member of its mock trial team. He is also a captain of the varsity swim team and a member of the varsity tennis team. He has served as a lifeguard at the YWCA and at Bates College and has coached tennis for the Lewiston Recreation Department.
Skelton, Taintor & Abbott was joined in making the announcement by Lewiston High School teacher Michelle Crowley who is the teacher/coach of the mock trial team.
“Peter Tirabassi is an ideal recipient of this scholarship. He made a three-year commitment to the mock trial program,” Crowley said. “He demonstrated great leadership on the team and a ‘team first’ attitude in helping his fellow team members to improve their skills. He has a strong work ethic and demonstrated tremendous personal growth and development as a member of the team. This scholarship award will help him attain his goals to attend a four-year college and go on to law school.”
Skelton, Taintor & Abbott shareholder and director Darcie Beaudin said, “Our firm is pleased to present its first annual mock trial team scholarship award to Peter Tirabassi. He exemplifies all of the qualities that the firm wishes to support and was a key member of the mock trial team. We have no doubt that Peter will be successful as he begins his college career.”
Tirabassi is the son of Anthony and Louise Tirabassi of Lewiston.