Christa Baptiste Patterson Scholarships winners announced
Kylie Silva of Onset and Daniel Pinho Barroso of West Yarmouth were awarded the 2016 Christa Baptiste Patterson Scholarship. Silva graduated from Wareham High School and is attending Curry College where she is pursuing a nursing career. Barroso, formally of Brazil, will pursue a career in petroleum engineering at UMass Dartmouth.
Christa Baptiste Patterson was a 3-year-old who was diagnosed with Myelogenous Leukemia in 1995.
Unfortunately, a bone marrow match was not found for Patterson, but the scholarship committee was formed to help raise funds to help defer the cost of bone marrow transplants and to promote bone marrow drives to diverse groups of people.
The committee also offers scholarships to South Coast students in memory of Patterson.