It is with pleasure that we announce Hannah Mailhot as the recipient of the 2015 Worthley Pond Scholarship. Hannah was one of eight applicants for this award. She is the granddaughter of Matt and Nancy Brooks of the Irish Farm Road. Upon graduation from high school in Epping, New Hampshire, Hannah will start her freshman year at the University of Maine in Orono.
Worthley Pond by Hannah Mailhot
One of the best memories I have of Worthley Pond was the first time I jumped off the dock and into the water all by myself. It was pretty scary when I was still a young child but I knew I could do it, my brother had done it before so why couldn’t I? It took me a few times to get myself to actually do it, but finally I started to run and I flew into the water. When my head popped out of the water and I looked around me I saw Worthley from a whole new perspective, it was beautiful. The jump gave me courage to try new things, I know its such a small thing for most but it meant so much to me. I had always loved Worthley Pond, but after jumping in I found a new appreciation for the pond. I saw a new beauty in it, I saw all the memories I had made there, I saw how happy and proud my family was for this small thing that I had accomplished. I hope that other families like mine or kids just like me will have similar experiences. Thats why I want people to maintain the beauty and health of Worthley Pond because it’s not just a place to swim or fish, it’s a place for those memories that you will tell your kids about and want them to experience. It’s a place where you will make memories that will show the real beauty Worthley Pond has to offer.