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AFSCME 1303 Awards Scholarships


AFSCME Local 1303, representing 7,000 municipal and board of education employees, is doing its part to further the educational aspirations of its members’ families with the presentation of eight $1,000 scholarships to college-bound students whose parents belong to Local 1303 chapters.


Every year, Local 1303 leadership selects scholarship recipients based upon their grades, community involvement and an essay on the importance of union membership.

This year’s student winners (with parents and local unions listed in parenthesis):

  • Courtney Bailey (Diane Bailey, Local 1303-132)
  • Alexandra Brown (Jennifer Brown, Local 1303-132)
  • Emily Desroches (Bryan & Sheryl Desroches, Local 1303-97)
  • Alexis Ghi (Barbara Johnson, Local 1303-266)
  • Carissa Delvecchio (Terilee Boulanger, Local 1303-55)
  • Kelly Galeota (Michael Giliberto, Local 1303-61)
  • Alyssa Gonsor (Lisa Gonsor, Local 1303-331)
  • Kaitlyn Kirchhoffer (Erin Kirchhoffer, Local 1303-211)
  • Katherine Mason (Sandra Mason, Local 1303-132)
  • Karen Traub (Susan Traub, Local 1303-367)
  • Alyssa Turchetta (Steven Turchetta, Local 1303-37)

"Our union is so happy and proud to award these scholarships to an outstanding group of students,” said Local 1303 President Stacie Harris-Byrdsong. “These young men and women understand the value of being part of a union family and the importance of pursuing higher education.”

Pictured, L-R: Local 1303 Administrative Assistant Kathy Kelley, scholarship winners Katherine Mason and Alexandra Brown, and Local 1303 President Stacie Byrdsong.

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