July 25, 2024

Maryada Family Foundation Awards Local High School Graduate of 2024


The Maryada Foundation has been recognizing local students since 2016 who show the most improvement during their high school years. This year a Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School student was recognized based on nominations from her teachers and school counselors.

At Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School, this year's recipient is Miss Neely Deschenes. Despite having dyslexia, she has worked hard and shown significant improvement throughout high school, ranking in the top 20% of her class. Described by her teachers as conscientious, well-rounded, resilient, and determined, Neely has been recognized for her dedication and achievements. She works at Hannaford's, volunteers at the local library, leads a teen advisory board, volunteers with the Animal Welfare Organization and Pet Partners, captains the DR Tennis Varsity team, and participates in the Somerset-Swansea Tennis League. She is a member of the National Honor Society, serves as a peer leader mentor, and is actively involved in the Ski Club, Art Club, Environmental Club, Portuguese Club, and French Club.

Foundation board member, Dr. Shuowei Cai, presented the award to Neely on May 29th at the Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School Awards Night.

Recipients of the 2024 Maryada Award receive a $500 check, a congratulatory letter from the Foundation president, and a trophy to honor their accomplishments. Dr. Bal Ram Singh, the President of the Maryada Family Foundation, stated, "We believe that putting forth one's best efforts is key to success. It instills the fundamental principles for leading a successful life." We wish recipients the best in their future endeavors.

The Maryada Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in March 2014 by the Singh family, residents of Dartmouth since 1990. The main objective of the Foundation is to promote and advance science and education.


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