UNITY — The seventh annual Unity College Fishing for Scholarships Tournament, part of Get Hooked on Unity Weekend, featured a record number of tagged fish caught.

The catch-and-release scholarships fishing tournament, the only one of its kind in the United States, was held on July 26 on Unity Pond.

Among the awards for tagged fish and prize drawings was the crown jewel of the weekend, a one-year tuition scholarship valued at $20,000. The fish tagged for the scholarship was landed by Jacob Hastings ’13 of Farmington.

Constantine issued a special congratulation to Hastings, who upon receiving his scholarship pumped his fists and danced across the gym floor as a large crowd cheered.

“Meeting Jacob and his supportive family was a joy,” said Constantine. “What a great way to begin his college experience, celebrating the good fate to have landed the fish that carried the one year tuition scholarship.”

More than 400 students and their guests participated in the tournament.

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