Senator Kissel Congratulates Scholarship Recipients from Somers High School

May 16, 2017

State Senator John A. Kissel congratulates Somers High School students at a scholarship reception in Hartford on Monday, May 15th. Left to Right: Senator John A. Kissel, Janine Bushey and Timothy James Gamble.

HARTFORD, Conn. – State Senator John A. Kissel (R-Enfield) congratulated two Somers High School students for their hard work and for earning scholarships to help offset the cost of their continued education. The awards were presented at a reception on Monday, May 15 in Hartford.
Somers High School students Timothy James Gamble and Janine Bushey were each awarded $2,000 from Cox Communications during the annual presentation of the Cox Scholarships at the Capitol. Each year, eight students are presented with these prestigious scholarships.

“Timothy and Janine are both talented students,” said Sen. Kissel. “With one son in college and the other not far behind, I know first-hand the importance of scholarship money to help with the cost of higher education. I wish them both the best in their future endeavors – I know they will go on to do great things.”

This year, more than 25 students applied. According to a spokesman from Cox Communication, applications are evaluated for academic excellence, community involvement and the students’ desire to pursue a degree in communications, telecommunications, technology or engineering.

“I also want to recognize Cox Communications,” said Sen. Kissel. “Their continued generosity and community contribution does not go unnoticed.”