The Knights of Columbus Shepaug Council No. 14318 in Washington Depot recently awarded scholarships to two students.

Shepaug Valley High School graduating seniors John Shusdock and John McCluskey each received a scholarship, presented by scholarship selection committee chairman Dave Dewitt, during the Our Lady of Perpetual Help/St. Patrick's Parish picnic.

The scholarships were awarded based on academic performance, community involvement and parish involvement.

The scholarships were the first to be awarded by the council in what the organization's officials hope will become an annual event.

For more information, call Terry Tiernan 860-868-1019 or e-mail tjt109@sbcglobal.net.