Kennebunk and Kennebunkport, Maine (August 2016)— Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty awarded its second annual Frederick W. “Rick” Griffin Memorial Scholarship to Olivia Sandford. Olivia graduated from Kennebunk High School in June and will be attending Bates College. Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty created a memorial scholarship fund totaling $25,000 to provide a $2,500 scholarship to a college-bound Kennebunk High School graduating senior each year for 10 years.
“We are so pleased to present this very special scholarship to Olivia,” said Christopher Lynch, President of Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty. “The Rick Griffin Scholarship Fund is committed to identifying students who champion all that is special about the Kennebunks, and this year we have a terrific individual. In addition to her academic success, Olivia was also a 3 sport varsity team captain and all around highly accomplished person.”
Olivia Sandford was selected based on academic success, personal achievement, leadership and commitment to the community. The scholarship was intended for individuals who are recognized by teachers, school administration and peers as one who personifies and embodies all that is “special” about living in the Kennebunks. They are students that exhibit their passion through academic, athletic, and community involvement while demonstrating a commitment to making the Kennebunks a better place to live and work.
“Rick Griffin was an amazing person and member of our team. He personified a passion, enthusiasm, and deep appreciation for his family, friends, and the whole community,” said Lynch. “I am hopeful that Olivia and future recipients will return after college to continue to have the same positive impact on the community that earned them the scholarship.”