Teamsters Local 25 awarded college
scholarships worth $60,000 to 30 high school students at its May 19 membership
meeting, held at the Local 25 Union Hall. Nevena Jurisic, of Chelsea, was among
the recipients. A recent graduate of Chelsea High School, Ryan will attend
Salem State University fall. Nevena is the daughter of Tihomir Jurisic, a
Teamsters Local 25 member that works at Paul Revere Transportation.
“These students are the future of our
nation,” said Teamsters Local 25 President Sean M. O’Brien. “They are smart,
engaged and an example of all that is good in the world. If the achievements
and goals they have had so far is any indication, we can expect nothing but
greatness from the future generation.”
President O’Brien was joined by
Massachusetts Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-3), who helped present the student
first-hand how important this kind of support can be to families working hard
to make ends meet so they can build a better life for themselves and their
children. Supporting one another is what union membership is all about. I look
forward to these students continuing to grow and make a positive impact in
their communities,” said Trahan.
Since 2006, Teamsters Local 25 has
awarded nearly $600,000 in scholarship funds. All students are children or
grandchildren of Local 25 members or retirees.
Local 25 is the largest Teamsters Union in New England, representing more than
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