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The Newton-Needham Regional Chamber has selected Newton South High School senior Maya Dennis and Needham High School senior Jillian Smith to receive the
chamber’s annual student scholarships.
Dennis will attend the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in the fall where she will pursue her interests of science, math and social
advocacy. During her time in the Newton Public School system, she has made an impact through her academic and extra-curricular success.
Dennis is also president and co-founder of the Aspirations in Medicine club, a pilot member of the school’s “Courageous Conversations on Race” initiative,
a member of the Varsity Track and Field Team,