STEVENSVILLE — Kent Island High School Class of 2021 graduate Julia Biggam, was recently awarded the Kent Island Heritage Society’s annual $1,000 scholarship. It was presented to Biggam by KI Heritage Society President Jack Broderick. Biggam is now attending Florida Atlantic University, located in Boca Raton, FL, majoring in biological sciences.
Biggam wrote in her essay; “The heritage of a place is what gives a community its uniqueness and character . . . Kent Island’s heritage is important to people who move here because it makes them closer to the community and makes them want to stay.”
The one-year scholarship is awarded each year to a graduating KIHS senior. To be eligible, applicants must have a 3.0 or higher GPA, have performed community service, have teacher or staff recommendations, and be at least a second generation Kent Island native. The must complete an essay on the importance of preserving Kent Island history.
Information on the upcoming 2022 Kent Island Heritage Society scholarship will be provided to the high school and will be published in the Heritage Society website.