Students earn Roxbury scholarships
In continuance of its 50-year tradition of helping Roxbury students further their education beyond high school, the Roxbury Scholarship Foundation has awarded scholarships to 35 students.
This year’s recipients included nine Shepaug Valley High School graduates.
Erin Bailey, Edward Puskas and Carlye Gruss were awarded the Toplands Farm Scholarship.
Lucy Puskas was awarded the Graydon P. and Roselle H. Cooper Scholarship and an RSF General Fund Scholarship.
Mark Desrochers was awarded the James L. Weaver and Mary Rant Weaver Scholarship; Rhiannon Luna, the Roxbury Historical Society’s Robert A. Hodges Scholarship; and Jayden Cornwall, the Rejean and Maurice W. Metzler Jr. Scholarship.
Rebecca Racz was awarded the Joseph Thomas Awlasewicz Scholarship and an RSF General Fund Scholarship, and Christopher Marchese was awarded the Lloyd George Green Scholarship.
The remaining 26 scholarships were awarded to continuing college students.
Olivia Cody, Tiernan Crossley and Olivia Meyer were awarded the Mary Rant Weaver Scholarship.
Lauren Bresson, Avery Serra and Jack Pesce were awarded the Rejean and Maurice W. Metzler Jr. Scholarship.
Jack Pesce was also awarded the Reverend Charles Gerlinger Scholarship.
Elaina daFonte was awarded the Inga-Britta Mills Scholarship; Nathan Erdtmann, the Norman and Clara Hurlburt Scholarship; Michael Galinski, the Elloie Juram and William C. Juram III Scholarship; Grace Harty, the Charles A. and Janice W. Russel Scholarship; and Ethan Hibbard, the Allen S. Hurlburt Scholarship.
Eamon Crossley was awarded the Everett B. Hurlburt Scholarship; Brianna Cichowski, the Deborah Ann Chin Scholarship; Shealyn Kennedy, the Gary Steinman Scholarship; Sofia Mancinone, the Gertrude E. Lingsch Scholarship; Martin Meyer, the Christy Hoffer Scholarship; Matthew Marchese, the Lewis and Ethel Hurlburt Scholarship and Michael Taylor, the Jerry DiGioa Scholarship. These seven Scholarship recipients were also awarded an RSF General Scholarship.
Emma Krebs was awarded the Raymond P. Hunicke Scholarship; Michael McCluskey, the Judge Mildred A. Erwin Scholarship; Ashley Mulhare, the Florence Maloney Scholarship; Dylan Norris, the Brian Paul Jackson Scholarship; Nada Racz, the Rebecca Miller Scholarship; Jack Schneider, the Phyllis Kruse Scholarship; Haley Smith, the Toplands Farm Scholarship; and Grace Wagnblas, the Denise Lauriat Scholarship.
The RSF was founded in 1969 with the mission to provide scholarships to students who might not otherwise be able to attend college. Three scholarships were awarded the first year. The foundation has grown with generous contributions from the community and named scholarships given in memory of loved ones. Scholarships are awarded based on need, scholarship and citizenship. A five-member committee volunteers Friday evening and all of Saturday on Memorial Day weekend, completing interviews with the applicants.
Those who wish to donate or learn more about the Foundation and the history of each scholarship may visit roxburyscholarshipfoundation.org.