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Yahni Lapa and Mia Rosengard have been awarded scholarships from the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber.
Lapa is a graduating senior at Newton North High School and will attend
Brandeis University in fall 2019. During her youth, Lapa’s family experienced challenging financial
and personal hardships. Rather than succumb to these circumstances, determination and resiliency became core family values.
Lapa is a disciplined student athlete committed to surpassing her own expectations while leading others to meet their own potential. She never turns away
from a challenge in the classroom or on the track field. As captain of the Newton North Track team, she became