10 Maine high school students receive scholarships from Red Sox

Posted July 11, 2014, at 6:07 p.m.

BOSTON — Ten Maine high school students each received a $1,000 Maine Red Sox Service Scholarship in a ceremony at Fenway Park before Boston played the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday.

The Red Sox Foundation chose the 10 students, who were selected from a competitive pool of candidates based on academic performance, financial aid eligibility and a commitment to community service, according to a new release from the foundation.

The foundation selected Maine students who embody the positive attributes of young leaders of Red Sox Nation.

The recipients were Bailey Banville, Marshwood High School in Eliot; Brianna DeGone, Leavitt Area High School in Turner; Monique Mills, Skowhegan Area High School; Jacob Morrow-Spitzer, Portland High School; Katie Puiia, Mountain Valley High School in Rumford; Keegan Quigley, Hampden Academy; Bailey Ray-Smith, Narraguagus High School in Harrington; Alexis Richards, Waterville Senior High School; Evan Schweikert, Belfast Area High School; and Joshua Sullivan, Houlton High School.

On the field to honor the students were Maine Gov. Paul LePage, Red Sox Executive Vice President Charles Steinberg, Red Sox Foundation Executive Director Gena Borson and Red Sox Foundation Board member Linda Pizzuti Henry.

This is the inaugural year of the Red Sox’s scholarship program in Maine, which also runs in the other five New England states.

The Red Sox also celebrated the Pine Tree State by designating Sunday as “Maine Day at Fenway Park.”