North Shore Bank has awarded two scholarships to recent Saugus High School graduates, Michael Kenny and Nadine Taboubi.

Ranked number one in his class, Kenny was 2021 Class Valedictorian and holds leadership roles as a member of the National Honor Society, Class Board, and Student Council, and is also a member of the Model United Nations, Ski and Board Club, and Varsity Golf Team. Michael has been accepted to Harvard University where he will major in Biomedical Engineering.

Taboubi was a member of the Field Hockey and Lacrosse teams. She also participated in Drama Club, High School Helper, Improv Troupe, Sachem Buddy, and Helping Hands programs. Nadine has been accepted to the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where she will focus her studies on a Medical path with a goal of specializing in Pediatric Neurology.

When asked about the program, Carol Varone, Assistant Vice President and Training Coordinator at North Shore Bank said:

We look forward to the scholarship review process every year, and we were excited by the quality of applicants we received this year.” She continued, “This was a tough year for these students. To accomplish all that they did during a pandemic is extraordinary. We’re so happy that we can provide assistance to these well-deserving students, and we wish them much luck in their futures.

Since 1987, North Shore Bank has awarded scholarships to Saugus High School graduates. Award recipients are chosen by a committee of bank employees and are based on a combination of criteria, including academic achievement. This year’s committee was comprised of Varone, Julie Garland, Branch Manager of the bank’s Hamilton Street, Saugus Branch, and Erin Riley, Branch Manager of the Lynn Fells Parkway, Saugus Branch.