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Prince Henry Society announces 2019 scholarship recipients

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The New Bedford Chapter of the Prince Henry Society of Massachusetts awarded $52,500 in scholarships to Greater New Bedford college-bound students. For the 39th consecutive year, the society held its annual scholarship brunch at the Century House in Acushnet on June 16.

In 1980, Milton Ferreira and the late Anthony S. Catojo, Jr. and Gabriel Moura founded the Prince Henry Society, a brotherhood of business and professional men of Portuguese descent. The goals of the society are to promote the civic, cultural, economic, educational and social betterment of persons of Portuguese descent and to be of service to the community. In order to accomplish this, they established a three-pronged plan of charities, scholarships, and service to the community.

Since 1980, Prince Henry Society has awarded educational scholarships totaling $997,700 to a total of 998 students from the Greater New Bedford area. Fifty-two scholarships were awarded:

Monica Eires, a graduate of New Bedford High received the Father Fortuna Memorial Scholarship given in memory of the late Father Fortuna, pastor of the Immaculate Conception Church.

Emma Tomaszewski, a graduate of Apponequet Regional, received the Attorney & Rose Ferreira Memorial Scholarship made possible by Mrs. Charles Baker and Dr. Joseph and Lisa Ferreira.

Patrick Clark, a graduate of Bishop Stang, received the Gabriel Moura Memorial Scholarship.

Erin Tetrault, a graduate of Dartmouth High School, received the Manuel Moinheiro Memorial Scholarship. This award was made possible by Patricia Moinheiro in memory of her late husband.

Hunter Bulis, a graduate of Apponequet Regional High School, received the Henry Rodrigues Memorial Scholarship. This award was made possible by Dolores Rodrigues in memory of her late husband.

Brianna Furtado, a graduate of Dartmouth High School, received the second Henry Rodrigues Memorial Scholarship also made possible by wife Dolores Rodrigues.

Taylor Alves, a graduate of Dartmouth High, received the Matt Bernardo Memorial Scholarship made possible by his sister Dolores Rodrigues.

Marcel Sousa, a graduate of New Bedford High School, received the Armand Fernandes, Sr. Memorial Scholarship for a student-athlete. This award was made possible by Judge Armand Fernandes in memory of his father.

Sophia M. Arribada, a graduate of New Bedford High School, received the James Fernandes Memorial Scholarship. This award was made possible by Judge Armand Fernandes in memory of his brother.

Jasmine Davidson, a graduate of Fairhaven High School, received the Todd Christopher Pereira Memorial Scholarship made possible by a friend of the Prince Henry Society.

Justin Pereira, a graduate of Greater New Bedford Voc/Tec, received the second Todd Christopher Pereira Memorial Scholarship made possible by the Pereira Family.

Marissa Freitas, a graduate of Greater New Bedford Voc/Tec, received the Rockland Trust Scholarship made possible by Rockland Trust.

Hayden Parker Lens, a graduate of Apponequet Regional High School, received the Bristol County Savings Bank Scholarship, made possible by the Bristol County Savings Bank.

Alexandria Macedo, a graduate of Greater New Bedford Voc/Tec, received the Bay Coast Bank Scholarship made possible by Bay Coast Bank.

Michael T. Barry, a graduate of Old Rochester Regional High School, received the Michael Demakis Memorial Scholarship. It was made possible by Jocelyn daLuz, Lisa and David Wright, Chris Demakis and Vince Cragin, Nicole Demakis and Michelle and Thomas Barry.

Jacqueline C. Racine, a graduate of Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech, received the Dr. Norbert P. and Elsie Rodrigues Fraga Scholarship made possible by Mrs. Elsie Rodrigues Fraga.

Benjamin Resende, a graduate of Bishop Stand High, received the Raymond H. and Eleanor Aragao Teachman Memorial Scholarship given by Ronald E. Teachman in memory of his parents.

Helena Farias, a graduate of Dartmouth High School, received the Joseph M. and Rose F. Souza Memorial Scholarship made possible by daughters Pam and Elizabeth Souza.

Natasha Moniz, a graduate of Fairhaven High School, received the Joseph and Lucy Bernardo Memorial Scholarship.

Andrew Sullivan, a graduate of Greater New Bedford Voc/Tec, received the Anthony S. Catojo Jr. Memorial Scholarship given by the Prince Henry Society.

Alexia Macaroco, a graduate of Greater New Bedford Voc/Tec received the Manuel R. And Olivia Cabral Memorial Scholarship. This award was made possible by the Cabral children, sons Oliver & Adalino and daughters Maria Galego and Dortina Marder.

Victoria Cameron, a graduate of Dartmouth High School 2017, received the Christopher Jon Souza Memorial Scholarship, made possible by Antone and Elsie Souza in memory of their son and the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts – Christopher Jon Souza Fund.

Meagan Sebastiao, a graduate of Dartmouth High School 2017, received the second Christopher Jon Souza Memorial Scholarship, made possible by Antone and Elsie Souza in memory of their son and the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts –Christopher Jon Souza Fund.

Bailee Amaral, a graduate of Old Colony Regional, received the DBS Dartmouth Building Supply Scholarship. This award was made possible by Joseph Delgado and family.

Sean Sebastiao, a graduate of Dartmouth High, received the Arnold B. Camara Memorial Scholarship, given by Michael Camara & Family of the ABC disposal service of New Bedford.

Isabella Freitas, a graduate of Dartmouth High School, received the Salvador & Katherine Fernandes Memorial Scholarship, given by member Michael Fernandes and Family of the Northern Wind Co., Inc., in memory of Michael’s parents.

Sarah Fernandes, a graduate of New Bedford High School, received the Carlos Pacheco Memorial Scholarship made possible by wife Hazel, daughter Judy Young and family and friends of the late New Bedford school committeeman.

Reilly S. Leconte, a graduate of Dartmouth High School, received the Pinto’s Garage and Auto Body Inc. Scholarship by Mr. & Mrs. Gus Pinto & Family.

Samantha Costa, a graduate of Fairhaven High School, received the Milton Ferreira Memorial Scholarship.

Alexander Faria, a graduate of Dartmouth High School, received the Fernando A. Gaspar Memorial Scholarship, made possible by the family of Fernando A. Gaspar.

Chloe Martinez, a graduate of Dartmouth High School, received the Youth Investment Foundation Scholarship made possible by the Youth Investment Foundation.

Ruth Amado, a graduate of New Bedford High School, received the Shelley A. Carvalho Memorial Scholarship made possible by the family of Shelley A. Carvalho.

Davi’an L. Goncalves, a graduate of Greater New Bedford Voc-Tec, received the Everyday hero scholarship by member Barry Sylvia and BENCOR.

Caroline Lambert, a graduate of Apponequet Regional, received the Cameron Jeffrey Goulart Scholarship provided by Cameron’s Kids.

Courtney Carreiro, a graduate of Greater New Bedford Voc/Tec, received the Flavio S. Duarte Memorial Scholarship provided by Julianne and William Viveiros.

Rachel Pereira, a graduate of New Bedford High School, received the Jose (Joe) Helder Freitas Memorial Scholarship by Mrs. Alice Freitas and Family.

Jamie Read, a graduate of Wareham High School, received the Stoico/FIRSTFED Scholarship, made possible by the Robert F. Stoico/FIRSTFEDC Charitable Foundation.

Zachary O’Brien, a graduate of New Bedford High School, received the Ernest Simmons Memorial Scholarship given by Peter Simmons and Family in memory of Peter’s father.

Selena Marie Arruda, a 2018 graduate of Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech, received the Taylor Leigh Alves Memorial Scholarship. It was given by Dr. Gary Alves of the Alves Chiropractic Center and the Prince Henry Society.

Joshua Correia, a graduate of New Bedford High received the “Castelo Family Scholarship” made possible by Mr. & Mrs. Jose S. Castelo and Family.

Michele Silveira, a graduate of New Bedford High, received the Cristina (Pinto) Azinheira Memorial Scholarship made possible by husband Lee Azinheira in memory of his late wife.

Chandler Goulart, a graduate of Old Rochester Regional, received the Joaquim “Jack” Nobrega Memorial Scholarship, made possible by the membership of the Prince Henry Society.

Devon Walsh, a graduate of Bishop Stang, received the Rudolfo Ribeiro Memorial Scholarship given by daughters Leslie Vicente and Juraci Capataz in memory of their father.

Mackenzie Vieira, a graduate of Old colony Voc-Tec received the Natalio Gomes Memorial Scholarship made possible by son Andy Gomes and family in memory of his father.

Nicole Cunha, a graduate of Dartmouth High School, received the Noah Fernandes Memorial Scholarship given in memory of Noah Fernandes and made possible by the Noah Foundation and the Fernandes Family.

Lucas Pacheco, a graduate of Fairhaven High, received the second Noah Fernandes Memorial Scholarship given by the Noah Foundation and the Fernandes Family.

Kaitlyn Rose Furtado, a graduate of Dartmouth High School, received the Portuguese Continental Union/Lodge #4, New Bedford, MA Scholarship.

Sarah Furtado, a graduate of Greater New Bedford Voc/Tec, received the Prince Henry Society Scholarship.

Cameron Costa, a graduate of Greater New Bedford Voc/Tec received the second Prince Henry Society Scholarship.

Clinton Hegarty, a graduate of Bishop Stang, received the third Prince Henry Society Scholarship.

Navi Cabral and Misael Tavares, both graduates of Greater New Bedford Voc/Tec, received the Amarino Franco Tavares Memorial Scholarships made possible by son Joseph & daughter in law Lenore Tavares and family and friends of Amarino Tavares.

The Portuguese United for Education, Inc. Scholarship was presented by the Prince Henry Society of MA, New Bedford Chapter to the Portuguese United for Education, Inc. School (Discovery Language Academy).

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