The John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum Foundation is excited to announce the winners of its 2015 Scholarship Essay Contest. The winners are Sara Buscher and Julia Tager, seniors at Falmouth High School and Sturgis Charter Public School respectively. Sara and Julia will each be awarded a scholarship of $2,500 for submitting essays which demonstrated a commitment to public service and to values closely associated with the legacy of President Kennedy.

65 applicants submitted essays to the contest on the topic of the following quote by President Kennedy’s 1961 Inaugural Address: “And so my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.” The applicants were to expound on the meaningfulness of this quote, and describe how their own involvement in public service, volunteerism, and/or community projects helped them become better citizens.

After two rounds of reading and much discussion, our eight readers were able to agree on the two winning essays. We would like to congratulate Sara Buscher and Julia Tager on their excellent work and wish them and all other applicants the best of luck with their future educations.