080713 Hughes Named Lakes Region SCORE "Young Entrepreneur Award" Winner (184 w/1COL pic K_Hughes))

LACONIA — Katherine Hughes of Gilford High School has been awarded the 2013 Young Entrepreneur Award by the Lakes Region SCORE chapter.

Ms. Hughes, a Gilford resident, is a student-athlete who has won numerous awards. Besides her academic accomplishments and National Honor Society membership, she has captained GHS athletic teams and participated in a variety of club programs during her years at Gilford. She has worked in a local Lakes Region business and her undergraduate interests are to study international business. Ms. Hughes plans to matriculate at Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island this coming fall.
"As part of our general commitment to support entrepreneurship and economic vitality, we believe these educational awards represent an opportunity reinforce the core values of business excellence desired by the Lakes Region business community at an early 'incubator stage' of career growth," noted Lee Beachy, Lakes Region SCORE - Awards Committee Chair. "As volunteers, we believe strongly in giving back to the communities that we live in — so this kind of scholarship investment is a natural extension of our chapter's core mission."

Katherine Hughes (Courtesy photo)