Michael Grenier and Andrew Wynsen, seniors at North Kingstown High School will start their college careers a little bit richer after each received a $1,000 music scholarship from the North Kingstown Community Chorus last week.
Wynsen was awarded the Allie Goulet music scholarship on May 5 and will attend the University of Connecticut where he will major in jazz studies for the piano.
Grenier received the North Kingstown Community Chorus music scholarship on May 6 and will study music education and jazz studies at the University of Rhode Island in the fall.
n Scott Andrews, a URI student from North Kingstown, was awarded the 2012 Rainville Leadership Award for Servant Leadership at the University of Rhode Island at a formal ceremony held last month.
Scott serves as president of the URI Student Chapter of South County Habitat for Humanity, the URI College Democrats and the Golden Key International Honor Society. Scott maintains a 3.99 GPA as a senior majoring in Political Science with a minor in Leadership Studies, while being involved with the URI's Honors Program.
In his three years since transferring from the University of Miami, he has undertaken an extensive range of community service, advocacy and leadership activities.
Among the highlights of his student career was the creation and hosting of a statewide three-day youth empowerment and training program at URI in November, 2011 entitled, "Of / By / For RI - the RI Political Boot Camp" designed to increase political engagement among college students on campuses throughout Rhode Island.
URI's Political Science Department honored Scott with a Student Excellence Award in the name of Prof. Stephen Wood and as a David Warren Scholar with High Distinction at its annual awards ceremony. Scott is a 2008 graduate of North Kingstown High School. He will graduate from URI on May 20.
The Rhode Island Building & Construction Trades Council unanimously endorsed U.S. Rep. James R. Langevin for reelection.
The Council, a coalition of 17 Local trade unions with over 8,000 members, supports Langevin because it believes he will “help the working class by promoting local job creation and economic development.”
“During these difficult economic times, it is more important than ever to the building trades men and women that we represent that we elect candidates who support middle class concerns,” council president Michael F. Sabitoni said.
Langevin has represented the 2nd District since 2000.
The trades council also endorsed Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Rep. David Cicilline for reelection.