Dr Gene DiStasio Scholarship 2018 Awarded

Posted on Tue, Jul 10, 2018

Local Winthrop student receives Dr. Gene DiStasio Scholarship sponsored by Elliot Whittier Insurance

Stephen Tracy, Winthrop High School Class of 2018, is this year's recipient of the Dr. Gene DiStasio Scholarship which is sponsored by Elliot Whittier Insurance.

According to a representative from the High School, Stephen was very involved in the Drama Program and is extremely talented in music and drama.  Stephen will be attending Brandeis University in the fall.Dr Gene DiStasio Scholarship sponsored by Elliot Whittier Insurance awarded to Winthrop student

The Dr. Gene DiStasio Award was established in 1998, from proceeds of the Oceanside Big Band & Jazz Fest, in loving memory of jazz trombonist and Winthrop Orthodontist, Dr. Gene DiStasio.

Dr. Gene encouraged Paul Roy, a former principal at Elliot Whittier Insurance, to produce the first free outdoor concert at Hannaford Park in Winthrop in 1994.  Gene played trombone for the Kenny Hadley Big Band that year.  He died in 1995.  

You can read more at the Scholarship here and more about Elliot Whittier Insurance here.  

With offices in Danvers & Winthrop Massachusetts, Elliot Whittier Insurance has been awarded the Five Star Award of Distinction from the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents.  Elliot Whittier Insurance is also a Trusted Choice® Agencyand represents multiple insurance companies, so it offers you a variety of personal and business coverage choices and can customize an insurance plan to meet your specialized needs.  You can visit Elliot Whittier Insurance online at, or email or call 800-696-3947.