Chamber names scholarship recipients

The Stoneham Chamber of Commerce has announced its 2013 scholarship winners. To be considered for a scholarship, applicants had to be either the child or grandchild of a member in good standing in the Stoneham chamber, or an employee of a member in good standing. There were four scholarship recipients this year. Each was awarded a $500 scholarship. Winners of the Kathleen E. Bray scholarships are Stoneham High School seniors Amanda Columbus, daughter of chamber member Stephen Columbus, and Jourdan Tayler Powers, whose father, Daniel Powers, is an employee of chamber member Cleveland Fence Co. Bray was instrumental in the founding of the chamber in 1984 and served as a chamber president. Winners of the John F. “Jack” Mahoney Jr. scholarships are Stoneham High School senior Jared Macone, son of chamber members John and Leslie Macone of Powder House Plumbing, and Reading Memorial High School senior Jared Hackley, whose mother, Jeanie Hackley, works for chamber member Hallmark Health System. Mahoney was a local businessman who served as a Stoneham selectman and volunteered his time on many town committees. The scholarship recipients will be honored during a brief ceremony on the Town Common at 6 p.m. Thursday, which will kick off the chamber’s summer concert series for 2013.