Posted by Arthur Schwartz on Jul 10, 2019
Christine Sloss will be heading to Suffolk University in the fall. A class leader at Marblehead High, Sloss embraced her commitment to community service. She is the President of the Marblehead High School Interact Club (Rotary Club at the High School level) and is working as a coordinator for all the North America Interact Clubs in a new, joint Rotary and UNICEF program, called the Initiative Interchange, to raise money for universal education. This summer, Sloss organized a Rotary service trip to Nepal to help deliver physical therapy to injured survivors of the earthquake that devastated the country in 2015. Sloss plans to continue her education in public administration, urban planning, and environmental sustainability.

Christopher Gally will be attending Bowdoin College in September. During his tenure at Marblehead High, Gally was a three-sport athlete and the quarterback of the successful football team. One of his teachers called him the epitome of a student-athlete; a quiet leader who inspires others through his example. Gally is a member of the National Honor Society and is an Assisting Minister and Acolyte at his church.
Charles Leveroni will be going to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) this coming September. Inducted into the National Honor Society in October 2018, Leveroni is most proud of being the lead instructor for Waterville Valley Adaptive Sports. In that role, Leveroni tought skiing to children and adults with some form of cognitive and or physical disability. Leveroni plans to study Mechanical Engineering in college, and he believes that his involvement with adaptive skiing, motivated this interest.

Tamelle Platt is the fifth annual recipient of the Donald Humphreys Memorial Rotary Scholarship. He will be heading to either Morehouse, Johnson & Wales or the University of Virginia to pursue his interest in Criminal Justice & Forensic Toxicology. An active member of Marblehead High, Platt played on the varsity football team, was a member of the Peer Mentor Program and demonstrated leadership by organizing a peaceful student demonstration to advance understanding of social issues. Platt's grandfather served honorably in the United States Navy. Platt and his grandfather were very close, and his grandfather had a strong motivating influence in his life, particularly in Platt's early high school years. Unfortunately, in 2018, his grandfather tragically passed-away, and it is for this reason, Platt applied for and was awarded this year's Donald Humphreys Scholarship recipient in honor of his grandfather.

The Marblehead Rotary Club awarded this year's four-year Randolph E. and Barbara K. Goodwin Memorial Scholarship to Laura Kerr. Kerr plans to enroll at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell this September and intends to pursue a degree in Chemical or Biomedical Engineering. She is currently a member of the National Honor Society and is a three-sport athlete in cross-country, basketball, and softball. She is also very active in the community, serving as a tutor for middle and high school students in both math, biology, and chemistry.

Alix Livermore will be heading to either Occidental College or UCLA this coming September. An honors student and leader at Marblehead High School, Livermore was the 2019 Salutatorian and Vice President of the student council. Of particular interest to Livermore was her involvement in Marblehead High's peer mediation program. Because of her strong belief in addressing the problems of climate change, Livermore plans to major in either Environmental Science or Biology, which will allow her to make contributions to better our environment.