Legion Auxiliary scholarship goes to GHS graduate

GILMANTON — Gilford High School graduate Ceara Connelly has been awarded a scholarship by the American Legion Auxiliary in Gilmanton.

Raelyn Cottrell, president of the auxiliary's Ellis-Geddes-Levitt, Gilmanton Unit 102, awarded the Stockwell Scholarship to Connelly last month.

The scholarship is awarded annually to a Gilmanton student graduating from Gilford High School and who pursuing further education. Connelly's award-winning essay, titled "What It Means to be an American," was chosen from among the applying senior submissions.

The auxiliary's mission is to further Americanism and support veterans, military, their families and their community. This annual award encourages students to consider the importance of contributions to the community and society.