The Holyoke Housing Authority is pleased to announce that Cesar Cruz from Churchill Homes has been awarded the MassNAHRO Past President’s Scholarship to assist in attaining his goals of higher education. This young man is a true role model to the youth at Holyoke Housing Authority and the community as a whole. Cesar was accepted into the prestigious Upward Bound Program in his freshman year of high school. During his time with Upward Bound he was designated a Scholar three years in a row, and in the summer of 2014 he became a Senior Leader for the Upward Bound Summer Academy. In addition to his accomplishments with Upward Bound, during his four years at Holyoke High School, Cesar was also a member of the Holyoke Youth Commission, actively participated in Marching Band and the Crew Team, and was a member of the Student Council.