Published in the March 30, 2017 edition

NORTH READING – North Reading Little League is now accepting applications for the two $500 scholarships it annually offers to graduating high school seniors. The Phil Dardeno President’s Award is presented to that boy or girl who has selflessly contributed to NRLL as a player, umpire, coach, volunteer, or employee, while the Harold B. Reynolds Memorial Scholarship given to the boy or girl who exemplifies all of the qualities inherent in Little League as embodied by the Little League motto of “Character, Courage, and Loyalty.” “These awards are now in their seventh year and allow us to recognize those young men and women who have been an outstanding part of our program and those who have truly stood out in our community,” said NRLL president Eddie Madden. “We’re honored to be able to assist these graduating seniors further their educational pursuits.” The Phil Dardeno President’s Award is named after the former NRLL president who has served the town of North Reading in several capacities, including selectman, and continues to be involved in youth baseball in our town. Harold Reynolds was deeply involved in Little League and youth athletics in North Reading. All high school seniors residing in North Reading are eligible. Applications, which are due April 21, are available at the North Reading High School guidance office and can also be downloaded from the NRLL website ( The awards are voted upon by the NRLL Board of Directors, with the written essay a major factor in the decision. If you have any questions about these scholarships, please email