Shrewsbury students receive scholarships
Shrewsbury – Four members of the Shrewsbury High School (SHS) Class of 2010 were presented with scholarships at this year’s SHS Alumni Association awards ceremony. Each winner had been asked to invite a mentor – someone who’d made a positive diff erence in his or her life. Scholarship Committee Co-chair Christina Manos welcomed recipients, family and guests to the Anthony J. Bent Presentation Room at SHS. A reception followed the awards ceremony.
Alumni Council member Maria Smith presented this year’s SHS Alumni Association’s Scholarship for Achievement Award to Cara Bessom. Bessom recognized Mr. John Binkoski as a teacher who’s made a diff erence in her life.
The Robert M. Defino Class of 1955 Memorial Scholarship was established by members of the Class of ’55, and is given in memory of Bob Defino. Defino was class president and a threesport athlete while at SHS, and in the years before his passing, he was an integral member of the Alumni Council. Victoria Benoit is this year’s recipient. Benoit’s invited guest was Ms. Becky Moisan.
The Lester “Pop” Dyer Award for Citizenship is given in memory of the former Shrewsbury teacher, Coolidge School principal, and superintendent of schools. Dyer’s grandson, Marc Rischitelli, presented this year’s scholarship to Gregory George. George’s mentor and guest was SHS teacher Ms. Maggie Korab.
The Kathleen Viscardi Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating senior who has been an active member of the SHS Speech & Debate Team. The selection committee seeks to honor a student whose involvement on the team embodies Viscardi’s dedication, as well as her conviction that the greatest rewards come from simply participating. Speech & Debate Team alumna Christina Manos presented the award to Alyssa Carelli. Carelli’s special guest was current Speech & Debate Team advisor Marc Rischitelli.
The SHS Alumni Association wishes to thank Scholarship co-chairs Christina Manos and Gail Bisceglia, the members of the selection committees, and the Alumni Council for contributing to the evening’s success.
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