Standout Students Recognized ExxonMobil Donates Red Sox Tickets in Support of Everett Schools

April 20, 2011
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ExxonMobil Business Services Manager Greg Jensen presents a Red Sox-Yankees ticket to Everett High senior Shaun McGrath.

In its latest display of wide-ranging ranging support of the Everett Public Schools, ExxonMobil Pipeline donated two Red Sox tickets to a pair of deserving Everett High students as part of an outreach effort that will last the entire season.

Everett High School (EHS) baseball players Matt Costello and Shaun McGrath were given tickets to the April 10 Red Sox-Yankees game at Fenway Park during a luncheon held at ExxonMobil’s corporate offices on Beacham Street in Everett. Every month during the season, the company will donate two tickets to EHS students. Principal Louis Baldi will select the recipients based on their excellence in academics, athletics, extracurricular activities and/or community service. In all, 12 EHS students will get the chance to see a Red Sox game from two of the best seats inside Fenway Park.

Costello and McGrath, who are headed to Princeton and the University of Rhode Island, respectively, are two standout members of the Class of 2011.  As captains of the Crimson Tide baseball team, they were fitting choices to begin this monthly tradition.

In addition to receiving tickets to the Sox-Yankees game, Costello and McGrath joined ExxonMobil executives and school officials for a delicious catered lunch inside the company’s boardroom.

“I am continually impressed by ExxonMobil’s generosity,” said Superintendent of Schools Frederick F. Foresteire. “They define the idea of a ‘community partner,’ and we couldn’t be happier with the relationship we have built over the years.”

ExxonMobil’s support of the Everett Public Schools manifests itself in many ways. From making significant financial contributions to the district’s robotics and music programs to providing judges for citywide science fairs, the company and its Everett-based employees regularly make a positive impact on the lives of Everett students.

ExxonMobil’s North East/Midwest Area Operations Manager, Timothy Long, has a special appreciation for the needs of public school districts, as his father was a teacher and administrator in Plymouth-Carver on the South Shore. “We try to find as many opportunities as we can to assist the school system and recognize students,” Long said. “Our employees derive a lot of satisfaction out of being a positive influence on students.”