Three area high school seniors — including a Stamford student — have been named recipients of the Richard E. Taber Citizenship Award administered by the First County Bank Foundation.
This annual award honors high school students living in lower Fairfield County who consistently demonstrate good citizenship at school, at home and in the community. The program awards scholarships to three deserving students and is designed to recognize and encourage young people who are honest, hard-working, helpful and fair. Each year, the foundation accepts student applications from Jan. 1 to April 30. Winners are notified in May.
Each student was awarded a $5,000 scholarship from the First County Bank Foundation for being recognized as outstanding citizens in their communities:
- Casey Bang from Staples High School in Westport will attend Boston College where she will explore a variety of interests,
- Claire Howlett from Westhill High School in Stamford will attend Stanford University where she will major in Public Policy focusing on Human Rights and International Development with a minor in Statistics,
- Lila Sferlazza from Norwalk High School in Norwalk will attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where she will major in Architecture. The scholarship money will be applied toward their college education.
The award is named after Richard E. Taber who retired as chairman and CEO of First County Bank in March 2011. It is in recognition of Taber’s 40-plus-year career at the bank and innumerable contributions to the community through the First County Bank Foundation.