Rachael Delehanty graduated with a Juris Doctor degree from Vermont Law School in a commencement ceremony on May 21.
She was awarded the Shirley Jefferson Award for demonstrating extraordinary tenacity and perseverance in the face of adversity.
Delehanty also received the Alumni Award for her outstanding contributions to both the school and the community.
While at Vermont Law School at South Royalton, Vermont, Delehanty was co-chairwoman of Women’s Law Group and president of the Students for Community Outreach and Education (SCORE).
Delehanty also founded the Vermont Law School Buddies mentoring program pairing law students with the second- through fifth-graders at South Royalton School.
Delehanty, from Penryn, is a 2009 Del Oro High School graduate.