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Rangers and Poland Spring Select Community Service Scholarship Recipients

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
The New York Rangers, along with Poland Spring, are proud to reward students who have played an important role in improving the quality of their communities. Both organizations take pleasure in announcing the two recipients of the Poland Spring/New York Rangers Community Service Scholarship Program; Christina Mulligan from Edison, New Jersey and Brooklyn, New York native Anthony Mendoza. Both students were presented with a $5,000 college scholarship, courtesy of Poland Spring. These scholarships are intended to recognize high school seniors who have exhibited outstanding service through civil activities as well as academic achievement.

Mulligan, a senior at John Stevens High School, will attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the fall, where she will pursue a course study in Mathematics. In her community, she was an active volunteer at the Children’s Center of Monmouth, Middlesex County College Theatre Camp, JFK Rehabilitation Center and Special Olympics. At John Stevens High School, Mulligan was editor in chief of the school newspaper, a member of the school’s Model United Nations, Math League and the National Honor Society.

Mendoza, a senior at Transit Tech High School, will attend SUNY – New Paltz in the fall, where he will pursue a course study in Photography. In his community, he was active with the 21st Community Learning Center, Intergenerational Services Program and the local Youth Center.

Both Poland Spring/New York Rangers scholarships were awarded based on several criteria including a high school scholastic average of 75% or better, ongoing community activity over a six month period for a minimum of 15 hours a month and volunteer work both in athletic and social programs. Mulligan and Mendoza were selected from a pool of several highly qualified students from the metro New York area.

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