AUBURN – Coldwell Banker Millett Realty has announced the recipients for this year’s annual Gary Thompson Memorial Soccer Scholarship Award given by the associates and staff at Millett Realty.

The award went to James Moreau of St. Dominic Regional High School, Thomas Baril of Lewiston High School and Elizabeth Esponette of Edward Little High School.

“This is the second year in which we have awarded three scholarships to local area students with exemplary academic and sports records. Everyone at Millett Realty takes part in raising the money and then working through the selection process,” said Sharon Millett, owner of Millett Realty. “We do this to honor the memory of our friend, Gary Thompson, who was committed to the youth of our community.”

The scholarship is open to all senior varsity soccer players at Edward Little, Lewiston and St. Dominic who are going on to higher education. The students are evaluated on their academic achievements, community service and participation in local soccer programs.

Esponette attends Edward Little High School and has been involved in community service at the Good Shepherd Food-Bank, Special Olympics and Big Brothers Big Sisters. She is a member of the National Honor Society.

“Beth’s attitude, character, competitiveness and work ethic have helped the girls soccer program grow and be successful. Beth has led the team to winning records and post season play each year at ELHS,” said Thomas Grossman, girls varsity soccer coach.

Moreau attended Leavitt Area High School and transferred to St. Dom’s for his senior year. He was selected by his teammates to receive the most valuable player award. He joined the Key Club and has put in many community service hours.

“Jim has proven to his teammates that he is a good leader as well as an athlete who is dedicated and has integrity,” said Lee S. Hixon, St. Dom’s varsity soccer coach.

Baril attends Lewiston High School, is a co-captain of the varsity soccer team and has played in local youth hockey leagues all his life. He is a member of the National Honor Society.

“He is a leader in the classroom as well as on the field. He was selected as a captain because of the example he displays as an all-star and a vocal leader,” said Mike McGraw, LHS Blue Devils soccer coach.

The scholarship was founded by the sales team and staff at Millett Realty in honor of Thompson, who died unexpectedly in 2003. Thompson was an avid soccer fan, having played and coached for many years in local youth soccer programs.

He was an active member of the local community and had done much during his lifetime to give back to the community he grew up in. He was a Realtor at Millett Realty for eight years.

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