Ridgefield High School senior Justin Mitchell is this year's winner of the Bettie Jane Third Memorial Scholarship.

For the past three years, Mitchell has been a volunteer docent at Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center (KTM&HC), where he has lead visitors on tours of the historic house. He will be pursuing a degree in history, political science, and Russian language at Syracuse University.

The scholarship is awarded annually by KTM&HC to a graduating senior who is planning on majoring in history, library sciences, or education, and who has volunteered at the museum. The scholarship award is given in memory of the late Bettie Jane Third, a professional librarian and avid supporter of KTM&HC.