Rising Star

(Courtesy Photo) Sheila Reyes, a youth leader at JP’s Hyde Square Task Force, reacts to receiving a surprise $5,000 college scholarship at an Oct. 26 Statehouse ceremony that she thought was simply a tour. The scholarship came from Sun Life Financial, which also gave a $50,000 grant to HSTF. Sun Life’s Rising Star Awards program aims to fight low high-school graduation rates in urban school districts. Reyes was recognized especially for her working in forming the MBTA Youth Advisory Council.

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