KINDNESS TIMES THREE. The Mighty Meredith Project (MMP) awarded $1,000 scholarships to three deserving recipients from the NRHS Class of 2021. From left: Rebecca Curry, MMP founder and NRHS junior Meredith Casey, Nessren Ourdyl and Rodela Alam. (Courtesy Photo)
NORTH READING — The Mighty Meredith Project proudly awarded its Scholarship for Kindness to three graduating North Reading High School seniors who have demonstrated through their day-to-day actions that kindness does count, with testimonies from those who have benefited and been witness to their daily actions of kindness.
This year, three individuals warranted such recognition. They are Rebecca Curry, Nessren Ourdyl and Rodela Alam. These young women were honored at the 2021 NRHS graduation as scholarship recipients and came together with Meredith Casey and the Mighty Meredith Project this summer to receive their much-deserved recognition, each receiving a $1,000 scholarship to pursue post high school education or work.
The Scholarship for Kindness does not have an academic criteria associated with it; rather, the scholarship recognizes achievements of character and kindness that are played out in daily actions, words and behaviors. The application requires an essay and testimonies from those who have benefited from the applicant’s acts of kindness.
This is the first year three individuals were named as scholarship recipients. According to Meredith Casey, the MMP selection committee “just couldn’t choose between these individuals; therefore with the kindness of the community always behind us we decided that all three were deserving of the award and hope they continue to pay it forward through ongoing kindness.”
The MMP Scholarship for Kindness was established in 2018 and has now awarded eight scholarships to deserving North Reading graduating seniors. Prior recipients were Jerlin Kaithattaman – Class of 2018, Molly Feffer and Francis Walsh – Class of 2019; and Emily Kuperstein and Lauren Sullivan – Class of 2020.
The Mighty Meredith Project is a 501(c)(3) organization established by North Reading resident Meredith Casey, now a junior at North Reading High School, and her family to raise awareness of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and the impact of having a hidden illness/disease, with the message of kindness and giving as the beacon of the organization. Their mission is simple: Mighty Giving – giving back to the local medical community, Mighty Kind – promoting kindness, and Mighty Smart – bringing education to Traumatic Brain Injuries and other hidden diseases. More information about the Mighty Meredith Project can be found at www.mightymeredith.com.