FARMINGTON – Franklin Savings Bank’s Community Development Foundation has awarded 10 local students a total of $34,000 in scholarships. The 2005 Franklin Scholars are:

Mt. Blue High School: Jessica Davis, daughter of Jonathan and Marti Davis of Farmington, who will study business administration and accounting or management at the University of Maine at Augusta; Brandon Hartford, son of Mike and Rhonda Hartford of Wilton, who will study computer science at the University of Maine in Orono.

Skowhegan High School: Michael Bolduc, son of David and Rhonda Bolduc of Norridgewock, who will study business administration at the University of Southern Maine.

Madison Area Memorial High School: Judah Norris, son of Kimberly and Jesse Norris of Madison, who will study computer information systems at Southeastern College.

Rangeley Lakes Regional School: Jessica Trafton, daughter of Bruce and Deann Trafton of Rangeley, who will study accounting at Johnson and Wales University of Rhode Island.

Mt. Abram High School: Teegan Romano, daughter of David and Judy Romano of Salem, who will study business marketing at the University of Maine in Orono.

Livermore Falls High School: Elyse Bonnevie, daughter of Bruce and Cynthia Bonnevie of Livermore, who will study business at the University of Maine in Orono.

Jay High School: Bre-ann Loon, daughter of Robert and Melinda Loon of Jay, who will study business administration and graphics communication at Franklin Pierce College.

Mountain Valley High School: Mallory Thurston, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Glenden Thurston of Rumford, who will study business management and accounting at the University of Southern Maine.

Dirigo High School: Jennifer Harvey, daughter of David and Katherine Harvey of Dixfield, who will study international business at American University.

“This is a great group of young people. They’ve worked very hard to achieve many great things while in high school. It’s our pleasure to help them pursue their goals for higher education. I’m confident they will continue to succeed,” said Peter Judkins, executive vice president at Franklin Saving Bank.

Scholarships were awarded to students who plan to attend a four-year college with studies concentrating in accounting, finance, marketing, management, computer sciences or other business-related courses. The seniors were selected based largely on high academic achievement, which alone represented 70 percent of the criteria for scholarship selection. The remaining 30 percent was based on community citizenship, participation in extracurricular activities, such as athletics, band, school clubs or drama, and financial need.

The bank’s Community Development Foundation grants the scholarships to the schools, which select the student and administer the scholarship.

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