Scholarship honors Peter Muse

Milton’s Teens in Need, a grass-roots group that provides financial assistance to youths who need anything from prom dresses to Advanced Placement test money, has announced a new scholarship. The Peter J. Muse Scholarship will offer four $500 awards to Milton High seniors who best represent the excellence that Muse, who died in late 2012, strove for as an attorney, coach, and parent. “There was an influential person in the community who has passed away,” said Assistant Superintendent John Phelan. “He was very big in terms of supporting students that couldn’t help themselves. . . . We decided to do a scholarship in his name at Milton High, where his five children attended.” Teens in Need is raising money for the scholarship as well as the organization as a whole, and a fund-raiser will be held March 1 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Milton Hoosic Club. Tickets are $25.