Joseph A. De Vito, president and CEO of The Village Bank, announced today that the Auburndale Community Charitable Foundation has awarded scholarships totaling $68,000 to 26 local students.

Aiden Wright of Newton North High School and Andrew Zhao of Wayland High School each received a $10,000 scholarship. Both were selected for their academic achievement and their active involvement as leaders in community and charitable causes.

In addition, 24 students from local high schools were awarded $2,000 scholarships, including:

Christian Bonadio – Xaverian Brothers
Sean Bryden – Newton South High School
Bryce Busa – Newton North High School
Gabriella Cellucci – Hudson High School
Ashley Cerone – Newton North High School
Danielle Chen – Newton South High School
Avery Coen – Newton North High School
Alexis Conzo – Framingham High School
John Donnellan – Newton North High School
Abigail Enselek – Dexter Southfield
Isabella Forte – Newton North High School
Steven Gao – Newton North High School
Lily Harutyunyan – Billerica Memorial High School
Mary Harutyunyan – Billerica Memorial High School
Julia Lawlor – Weston High School
Julia Miller – Newton North High School
Andrew Murray – Newton South High School
Nikolas Page – Newton North High School
Anjali Patel – Wayland High School
Rebecca Rosen – Newton South High School
Adrian Rufo – Needham High School
Daniel Salemme – Newton North High School
Ella Tucker – Hudson High School
Cleo Whitney – Newton South High School

“We are proud to continue our tradition of recognizing the achievements of the youth in our community while supporting their educational goals,” De Vito said.

Since its inception in 1998, The Auburndale Community Charitable Foundation has awarded nearly $1 million in scholarships. The scholarships are funded in part by the Bank’s Annual Golf Classic held each fall.

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