Liz LaVerghetta Impresses Both On and Off the Golf Course

Posted in What's News by on December 27th, 2011

Norton, MA — Liz LaVerghetta - one of the many bright stars from The First Tee of Massachusetts – has earned the designation of The First Tee Scholar – Class of 2012.

LaVerghetta, a senior at Norton High School, now has the opportunity to apply for any educational scholarship programs offered through The First Tee to attend a participating college or university.

“We could not be any prouder of Liz,” said Joe McCabe, the executive director of The First Tee of Massachusetts. “She exemplifies what it means to be part of The First Tee and she has made a real difference in our community.”

For many years, LaVerghetta has been a junior member at MGA Links at Mamantapett in Norton – the home course of The First Tee of Massachusetts – and has flourished as a student, athlete and community leader.

In addition to making top marks at Norton High School, the 17 year old also competes for the school’s golf team and has been a leader in her local community.

This past fall, for example, LaVerghetta joined forces with another The First Tee of Massachusetts participant - Cora Bernier - to host a charity golf tournament benefiting the Norton-based Cupboard of Kindness Food Pantry.

This year marked the second straight year that the event was held at MGA Links. On average, the two girls raise up to $3,000 in funds and an additional id=”mce_marker”,000 in donated can goods for the local food pantry.

As a result of their outstanding community work, Bernier and Laverghetta represented The First Tee of Massachusetts at a leadership forum at Disney World from Oct. 20-23.

The First Tee Scholars Program recognizes participants for exceptional achievement in academics, leadership, character development, and chapter and community involvement. Since 2003, the program has designated 254 Scholars and funded 90 scholarships worth more than $640,000. More than 20 colleges and universities throughout the United States have partnered with The First Tee to offer merit-based or leadership scholarships that help to offset the cost of attending school.

About The First Tee:
The First Tee (www.thefirsttee.org), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit youth development organization whose mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. With its home office at World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla., The First Tee reaches young people on golf courses, in schools and on military installations.    

Since its inception in 1997, The First Tee has introduced the game of golf and its values to more than 4.7 million participants in all 50 United States and six international locations. The First Tee is an initiative of the World Golf Foundation and its Founding Partners are LPGA, the Masters Tournament, PGA of America, PGA TOUR and the USGA. Former President George H. W. Bush serves as honorary chairman.

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