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North Shore Bank Awards Recent SHS Graduates

21  June 2016
North Shore Bank Awards Annual Scholarships to Saugus High School Graduates

Pictured above from left to right are Carol Varone, North Shore Bank Assistant Vice President, Tayla Kenny and Kathleen Thai, Saugus High School graduates and scholarship recipients, and Geoff Leahy, North Shore Bank Lynn Fells Parkway Branch Sales and Service Manager. Absent from the photograph is Suzanne O’Brien, Assistant Vice President of the bank’s Lincoln Avenue Branch.

Peabody, MA ( — North Shore Bank has awarded two scholarships to recent Saugus High School graduates, Tayla Kenny and Kathleen Thai. 

Kenny, a member of the National Honor Society, an Executive Board member of the Student Council, and a School Committee Representative, has been accepted to Simmons College where she will enter their Nursing Program with a minor in Psychology. 

Thai, who ranked number 13th in her class and is a member of the Saugus High School Band, skilled in both clarinet and piano, will be attending UMass Lowell in the fall where she will double major in Biology with a pre-medical track and Psychology.

Since 1987, North Shore Bank, formerly Saugusbank, has awarded almost $90,000 in scholarship money 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, comprised of Saugus Branch Managers, included Suzanne O’Brien, Assistant Vice President in the bank’s Lincoln Avenue Branch, Carol Varone, Assistant Vice President in their Hamilton Street Branch, and Geoff Leahy, Sales and Service Manager in the Lynn Fells Parkway Branch.

When asked about the program, North Shore Bank President, Kevin Tierney related:

 “Every year the scholarship review process is something that we look forward to here at the bank. We’re usually astonished by the caliber of the applicants and this year’s group was no exception. Our committee had its work cut out for it.” 

About North Shore Bank
North Shore Bank is a full-service community bank based in Peabody, Massachusetts and serving the personal and business banking needs of the North Shore, eastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. Established in 1888, the bank operates out of twelve area offices, located in Beverly, Danvers, Merrimac, Middleton, Peabody, Salem, Saugus and Newton, New Hampshire.

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