Teamsters Local 25 awarded college scholarships worth $60,000 to 30 high school students at its May 19 membership meeting, held at the Local 25 Union Hall. Taylor Ridings, of Revere, was among the recipients.
A recent graduate of Northeast Metropolitan Vocational High School, Taylor will attend Southern New Hampshire University this fall. Taylor is the daughter of Sean Ridings, a Teamsters Local 25 member that works at Massport. She received the George Rodrigues Memorial Scholarship Award, sponsored by Keches Law Group.
“These students are the future of our nation,” said Teamsters Local 25 President Sean M. O’Brien. “They are smart, engaged and an example of all that is good in the world. If the achievements and goals they have had so far is any indication, we can expect nothing but greatness from the future generation.”
President O’Brien was joined by Massachusetts Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-3), who helped present the student scholarships.
“I am so proud of the 30 recipients of the Teamsters Local 25 Scholarships. I grew up in a union household, and know first-hand how important this kind of support can be to families working hard to make ends meet so they can build a better life for themselves and their children. Supporting one another is what union membership is all about. I look forward to these students continuing to grow and make a positive impact in their communities,” said Trahan.
Since 2006, Teamsters Local 25 has awarded nearly $600,000 in scholarship funds. All students are children or grandchildren of Local 25 members or retirees.
Teamsters Local 25 is the largest Teamsters Union in New England, representing more than 12,000 workers.