Peabody, MA ( — North Shore Bank has awarded two scholarships to recent Beverly High School graduates, Mia Kasperowicz and Nicholas Fox. Each student received $1,000, and will receive an additional $1,000 once their first semester is complete.

Ranked seventeenth in her class, Mia Kasperowicz was a member of the National Honor Society, a Curriculum-Instruction and Student Life Committee Representative and the captain of the school’s varsity Girls Cross Country Team, Girls Indoor Track Team and Outdoor Track Team. In addition to these extracurricular activities, Mia found the time to volunteer at the First Baptist Church’s Free Meals Program, where she cooked and bagged meals for the homeless in our community. Mia will be attending Clemson University this summer where she will be studying mathematics and business.

Ranked fifteenth in the class, Nicholas Fox was also a member of the National Honor Society. He was a member of the Interact Club and founder of the North Shore Inflammatory Bowel Disease Club. Nicholas played Baseball, Basketball and Soccer at Beverly High School and also volunteered at Beverly Bootstraps and for Beverly High School Soccer Park Clean Ups. Nicholas will be pursuing a Biology degree at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Since 1987, North Shore Bank has awarded scholarships to deserving graduates. Award recipients are chosen by a committee of bank employees and are based on a combination of criteria, including academic achievement. This year’s committee was comprised of Kyle Marsh, Branch Manager of the Bank’s Enon Street, Beverly branch, Jodi Houghton, Branch Manager of the Bank’s Cabot Street, Beverly branch, and Jacki Shambaugh, Branch Manager of the Bank’s Brimbal Avenue branch in Beverly.