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Announcing the 2023 Frederick W. “Rick” Griffin Scholarship Award Recipient

Two City Center, Portland, Maine (September 2023): Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce the annual Frederick W. “Rick” Griffin Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to Alana Harrison. The Frederick W. “Rick” Griffin Memorial Scholarship Fund began in 2015. One scholarship in the amount of $2,500.00 is awarded each year to a graduating college-bound Kennebunk High School senior.

The scholarship is awarded to a student who is recognized by teachers, school administration, and peers as one who personifies and embodies all that is “special” about living in the Kennebunks. They would exhibit their passion through academic, athletic, and community involvement while demonstrating a commitment to making the Kennebunks a better place to live and work.

Alana graduated from Kennebunk High School in June 2023 with a plan to matriculate to Bentley University in pursuit of a degree in finance and accounting. While at Kennebunk High School, Alana participated in numerous extracurricular activities including the yearbook club and peer helpers. She has a dedicated commitment and passion for the Kennebunks as evidenced by her participation in the Kennebunkport Historical Society as the President of the Junior Board.

“In Rick’s honor, we felt that Alana demonstrated the same enthusiasm and love of everything the Kennebunks has to offer,” states Chris Lynch, President of Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty. “Rick had an immense passion for family, friends, clients, and everything about his favorite place in the world. We are so pleased to honor Alana this year.”

Previous winners of this special honor include Eric Yemma (2015), Olivia Sandford (2016), Emma Murphy (2017), Leah Bridgham (2018), Grace Soucy (2019), Sarah Weaver (2020), Skylar Maloney (2021), and Sadie Yentch (2022).

Frederick W. “Rick” Griffin left a proud legacy of community involvement, pride in his work, and love of his family. He and Martha, his wife of 43 years, owned and operated the Kennebunkport Inn. Changing careers more than a decade ago to join the real estate profession, he quickly made his mark as the consummate professional. He wore many hats in his efforts to share his unbridled passion for the Kennebunks. Rick was involved in several organizations, including the Kennebunk Historical Society, The Parsons Way Committee, The Church Vestry at Saint Anne’s Episcopal Church, Graves Memorial Library, Kennebunk Rotary, and the Kennebunk River Club. In addition to his role as the Tree Warden for Kennebunkport, he loved his work with the elderly at the Senior Center.

“Immediately following Rick’s untimely passing, I, through my company Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, endowed a $25,000 10-year scholarship program, which has benefited eight terrific high school grads in pursuit of a college education,” adds Lynch. ” I am hopeful that the recipients will return after college to continue to have the same positive impact on the community that earned them the scholarship,” concludes Lynch.

Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty can be reached at 207.780.8900 and Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, with offices in Portland, Kennebunk, Brunswick, Damariscotta, Camden, and Northeast Harbor, is Maine’s leading luxury and lifestyle property company with six offices and more than 90 agents serving Maine and New Hampshire’s coastal, lake, and mountain communities.

Offices Located at:

2 City Center, Portland, ME 04101 // 207.780.8900 (Greater Portland Maine Real Estate)

150 Port Road, Kennebunk, ME 04043 // 207.967.0934 (Southern Maine and Seacoast New Hampshire Real Estate)

141 Maine Street, Brunswick, ME 04011 // 207.729.2820 (Mid Coast Maine Real Estate)

170 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543 // 207.563.2775 (Boothbay Harbor, Damariscotta, and Bristol Regions Real Estate)

46 Bay View Street, Camden, ME 04843 // 207.230.1003 (Rockland, Camden, and North to Mount Desert Real Estate)

6 Neighborhood Road, Northeast Harbor, ME 04662 // 207.780.8900 (Mount Desert, Bar Harbor, and Hancock County)

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