NEW HAVEN, Connecticut (June 16, 2016) The third annual Neubert, Pepe & Monteith Scholarship awards event, held at Gateway Community College, New Haven, Connecticut, was celebrated today. The celebration showcased four LEAP students who were awarded the Neubert, Pepe & Monteith Scholarship and two LEAP students who were awarded the J. Bovilsky Scholarship. LEAPs over 100 Junior and Senior Counselors, most of who were in attendance, were also recognized. Celebrating with the awardees and their family members were representatives from Neubert, Pepe & Monteith, P.C. and LEAP staff and board members.
Gregory J. Pepe, founding partner of Neubert, Pepe & Monteith, P.C. awarded the Neubert, Pepe & Monteith Scholarships to Denaysia Silva, Autumn Thomas, Ken’Nia Threatt and Lauren White. Ms. Silva will graduate from James Hillhouse High School and plans to attend Quinnipiac University; Ms. Thomas will graduate from West Haven High School and plans to attend Western Connecticut State University; Ms. Threatt will graduate from James Hillhouse High School and plans to attend Southern Connecticut State University; and Ms. White will graduate from Wilbur L. Cross High School and plans to attend the University of New Haven.
Greg Pepe spoke to the students at today’s award event saying, “Neubert, Pepe & Monteith is proud to make this investment in you and your future. Your success strengthens our community for everyone.”
The Neubert, Pepe & Monteith Scholarship is awarded to New Haven and area high school seniors affiliated with LEAP (Leadership, Education and Athletics in Partnership), an organization focused on encouraging and developing the strengths and talents of New Haven youth. The college scholarship provides four LEAP students with an award of $2,500. The students selected demonstrate a strong work ethic, a record of community service, commitment to their education, and a long and constructive relationship with LEAP.
LEAPs mission is to develop the strengths and talents of young leaders who implement year-round, community and school-based programming designed to achieve positive academic and social outcomes for children living in high poverty urban neighborhoods. Since 1992, LEAP (www.leapforkids.org) has led the movement to provide children and youth with opportunities to thrive in all areas of their lives.
Neubert, Pepe & Monteith, P.C. is a general practice law firm with offices in New Haven and Fairfield, Connecticut and White Plains, New York (www.npmlaw.com). The firm’s practice areas are Alternative Dispute Resolution & Mediation, Bankruptcy & Creditor Rights, Commercial Finance & Banking, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law & Design Professionals Liability, Corporate & Business Transactions, Employment & Labor Law, Healthcare Law, Medical Malpractice & Hospital Liability Defense, Professional Malpractice & Liability Defense, Real Estate and Taxation, and Trusts & Estates.