2018 Recipients of the Rebeckha Lynn Whitefield Scholarship
Attention High School Seniors
Every year, the Rebeckha Lynn Whitefield Foundation is proud to present Attleboro area high school seniors financial scholarships to put toward their upcoming college tuition.
Attleboro High School - 10 Seniors
Bishop Feehan High School - 4 seniors
Tri-County Regional Technical Institute - 2 seniors
Go to your respective high school Guidance Department for information and an application or click the "RLW Scholarship Application" to the right to printout an application. You can also contact Stephanie Perches, from the RLW Foundation, at 508-369-3790 or [email protected] for additional information.
Please printout and complete the application and bring it to your high school counselor for proper submittal by April 1, 2019.
Foundation donates hockey lockers for AHS hockey team
Attleboro High School hockey players were excited when New England Sports Village opened its ice rink facility more than a year ago, giving them a place to play in their hometown. And they were excited to have a locker room of their very own in that building.
But the room didn’t come with lockers, which made for a helter-skelter mess. That’s now changed, thanks to The Rebeckha Lynn Whitefield Foundation and two AHS hockey boosters with carpentry skills.
The foundation donated $2,500 for materials to build 20 lockers for the players and coaches of the team that last weekend won the Fairleigh Dickinson Tournament on Martha’s Vineyard and has also qualified for the state tournament.
Bill McDonough and Mark Arruda donated their time and skills to build the lockers. McDonough, whose son plays on the team, is the city’s building commissioner and Arruda is his assistant.
He said it took about 10 days to complete the lockers working at night and on weekends.
“It gives the kids a real sense of pride,” McDonough said.
Each of the lockers has a name plate, hangers for skates and clothes and a compartment below to store personal items.
Missy McKenzie, president of Friends of Attleboro Hockey, which raises money to fill in budget gaps the city can’t afford, said the lockers mean a lot. “This is huge for the hockey team,” she said. “The kids now have a place to call home. It’s beautiful.”
The foundation — a charity dedicated to the memory of Rebeckha Lynn Whitefield, a 17-year-old AHS student who was killed in a crash in 2008 — has donated more than $400,000 to support families, education, sports and community programs throughout the region.
The AHS Cheerleaders thank the RLW Foundation for their support every year....
Below is just a sample of
the many programs Beck’s Foundation supports:
Area Youth Field Hockey Clinics, South Attleboro Girls Recreational Assoc. & AHS Field Hockey
AHS Football / Blue Pride Gridiron Club
AHS Cross Country
Winter/Spring & Area Middle Schools
Library books and New Technology for all local Schools
Other local High School Athletic programs
New Playground and Exercise equipment to area schools
Area Youth Hockey Programs & AHS Ice Hockey
AHS Cheerleading & AHS Cheerleading Scholarships
New equipment for Weight Room at Attleboro High School
Attleboro White Hawks, (Incl. SAWH & APW), Football & Cheer Programs
Annual Toy donations to “Christmas Is For Kids” area organization
Donations to Local Food Pantries
Annual Riding Scholarships ‐ Countryside Farms & other local stables
Youth & High School Sports Camp scholarships
Annual Scholarships to graduates from AHS, Bishop Feehan & Tri‐County
Attleboro City‐Wide Youth Concert & AHS Marching Band
Rome Boulevard Road Race
TriBoro Titans Lacrosse & AHS Lacrosse
AHS Swim Team & AHS Volleyball Summer League
AHS Girls Soccer & Basketball & YMCA League Sponsorships
Sports apparel & Becky apparel for area students and families
Ed Tedesco & Moose Club Holiday Dinners & OneFAN Area Organization
Area Boy Scout programs
Refurbishing AHS Football Stadium / Press box
Becky Sweatbands to High School and Youth Sports organizations
Subsidizing AHS Graduation Dues & Graduation “Lock‐In” Parties
RI / MA Society For Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Cradles To Crayons National Organization
City of Attleboro Kids Halloween parties & Youth Golf Day
Alex Blasé, Emmett Larkin, Chris Hutcheon, Nathan Parker Funds and other Foundations
Coelho and Wamsutta Middle Schools / Hyman Fine and Hill Roberts PTOs
Subsidizing Youth Mentor programs
Massachusetts National Gymnastics Team
Compassionate Friends National Organization
The Bridge Center, Bridgewater, MA
Best Buddies International
Challengers Baseball, & Bristol County Bombers Baseball
Attleboro Little League Team Sponsorships
AHS New Technology / AHS Robotics Club
Adopting Local families at Christmas
Attleboro Schools STEM Programs