New Fairfield graduating senior receives $2K scholarship
NEW FAIRFIELD — Graduating senior Michael Altobelli was one of nine college-bound students to win a scholarship from the Paper Stock Industries.
Altobelli will graduate from New Fairfield High School this month and go on to attend the University of Connecticut, where he plans to study business/finance.
The $2,000 scholarship money he received will go toward his tuition for the 2020-2021 school year.
During his time at New Fairfield High School, Altobelli served as secretary of the National Honor Society and store manager of the DECA chapter.
He was also a four-year member of the school’s football team and served as captain his senior year. He also played for New Fairfield High School’s varsity lacrosse team.
Outside of school, Altobelli works a part-time job and volunteers for Relay For Life.
Recipients of Paper Stock Industries scholarships must have at least a C+ average, meet all admission qualifications at a two- or four-year post-secondary school, and be a dependent of someone employed by a company that’s a member of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. and PSI Chapter.
Altobelli’s father, Mike Altobelli, is vice-president of Pratt Industries’ Northeast Recycling Division in Staten Island, N.Y.
In addition to a PSI Chapter scholarship application, applicants must submit an official high school transcript, SAT and/or ACT scores, two letters of recommendation, a resumé of their personal history and a one-page essay.