Charles and Emeline Jenkins Award
At the turn of the 20th century, Scituate needed a new school. Charles and Emeline Jenkins offered the town land to build a school and $5,000 towards a portion of the construction cost to build it. The town of Scituate would benefit from a new school and the Jenkins were happy to give to their community with one important stipulation-that the land would never be used for any other purpose than a school.

The reason for their gift to the town is two-fold. The couple believed wholeheartedly in education and they also wanted a meaningful way to memorialize Charles Arthur Jenkins, their son. The first Jenkins School was built and served the town well for many years. In 1954 Jenkins II was built, and in 2001 a third Jenkins School was rebuilt and opened-all on the same plot of land, as Charles and Emeline wished.

We are proud to announce the Charles and Emeline Jenkins Award. This award is given to one female and one male 6th grade student that exemplify the characteristics of Charles and Emeline Jenkins. This award is given every year as a Jenkins tradition. Student nominees must be:

• Giving- of time, talent, and heart
• Selfless
• Thoughtful
• Positive
• Smart
• Hard working
• Honest
• Loyal

* Historical facts provided by Dave Ball, former Jenkins teacher and President, Scituate Historical Society.
The winners of this prestigious award are:

2016 

Hayley McCarthy & Michael Gantt

2015

Margaret Ayers and Evan Helevi 

2014

Shannon Burgess & Colman Benson

2013 

Emma Friedel & John Poirier

2012

Lauren Hodges & Owen Thomas

2011

Sabine Adorney & Wells Culkins

2010

Samantha Pender & Jackson Schwarz

2009

Molly Benson & Ryan Lynch