Celia Tomlinson receives “Empowering Our Future Award”

By Darlene Masse

Congratulations to Celia Tomlinson, of South Kingstown High School. Celia recently received National Grid’s “Empowering Our Future Award,” which recognizes students who have achieved excellence in the study of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). As an award recipient, Celia received a $5,000 scholarship from National Grid. She will be attending Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute this fall and studying environmental engineering.

National Grid’s Rhode Island president Tim Horan presented Celia with the “Empowering Our Future Award” at the Providence Journal’s All-State High School Sports Award banquet on June 15. National Grid sponsored the banquet, along with the Providence Journal and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island. Celia was among more than 600 student athletes honored that evening.

In addition to being an excellent student, Celia is a standout basketball player. During her senior year, she scored 539 points, had 308 rebounds and blocked 101 shots. Celia helped her team reach the title round of both the Division I and the state girls’ basketball tournaments. She also received a “Gatorade Player of the Year” award in girls’ basketball for Rhode Island.

Adding to the excitement of the evening was special guest Rob Gronkowski. The New England Patriots tight end spoke to the athletes about hard work and dedication, and the importance of a balanced life. You can read more about the banquet on the Providence Journal’s website by clicking here.

See Celia Tomlinson’s entry video here.

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