CCSC senior Peg Nonez is the recipient of a $2,000 Rotary Club college scholarship. Peg received her award at the Cambridge Rotary’s annual leadership breakfast honoring members of the National Honor Society who attend the city’s three public high schools. The award comes with an additional $500 for the recipient to donate to a Cambridge service organization; Peg chose to give hers to the CCSC@Night academic enrichment program.
CCSC@Night is a weekly study session with dinner provided by the Community Cooks organization. “I chose CCSC@Night to receive the gift because I take pride in being an active member in my school’s community. When I thought of an organization in Cambridge that I participate in, CCSC@Night was the first program that popped into my mind,” Peg says.
“It’s the one place I help consistently. I tutor freshmen in math to give back to students who struggle in a subject I excel in,” explains Peg, who aspires to become a mathematics professor.
Peg already has acceptance letters in hand from Emory, Northeastern, Washington University in St. Louis, and Wesleyan, and is waiting to hear from several other colleges. She participates in Harvard’s Crimson Academy summer program and is a three-season varsity athlete. She is a member of the school’s mock trial team and serves as a student ambassador tour guide. Peg’s CCSC senior internship is in Mass General’s surgical department.