Sidney Knox, a 2018 graduate of Lawrence High School in Fairfield, has been named the 2018 Joseph B. Ezhaya Scholarship winner, according to news release from Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce.

Knox spends her time purchasing and cooking weekly meals for the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter, organizing veterans’ care packages, and organizing the annual St. Jude’s Trike-athon fundraiser. At Lawrence High School, she maintained high honor roll status while participating in National Honor Society, PRIDE Club, was the Renaissance Committee secretary, class secretary, a class representative and played softball. She plans to attend the University of New England in the fall to study pre-med.

The annual scholarship was established in memory of Joe Ezhaya, a community leader who was known for his generosity and dedication to civic engagement.

This $750 annual scholarship will be distributed to the recipient after the completion of her first semester with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher and will be given for up to four years for a total of $3,000.