Gratitude

“As a Washington Scholarship Fund recipient, Shepaug Teacher and Varsity Baseball Coach, I have witnessed generations benefit from the Washington Scholarship Fund.  We are fortunate to have an organization that generously gives to shape the lives of so many.”

Scott Werkhoven, Shepaug Teacher and Varsity Baseball Coach

“I knew that upon graduating from High School I intended to go onto medical school.  To fund my ambition required me to be fiscally responsible.  I worked and saved, took out student loans and thankfully benefited from the Washington Scholarship Fund.  This special sense of community brought me back home to practice medicine.”

Kristi Beck, MD

“I was unsure about attending college and received my confidence from the Washington community. My hometown believed in me, encouraged me and supported me even before I knew what I could achieve. For that, I am forever grateful.”

Melissa Evans, Founder Lolleez

“Each year we come together as a school community to celebrate the accomplishments of our students at Scholarship Night. In my remarks to the students, I highlight the support that is so generously given to them.  The Washington Scholarship Fund is living proof of the faith we place in our students.  You are the future and we support you!”

Kimberly Gallo, Principal, Shepaug Valley High School, Region 12

“Thank you to every member of Washington Scholarship Fund as well as every person donating to the fund.  You transform lives. Shepaug Valley School provides our students an education in which they evolve into strong communicators, creative thinkers and able problem solvers.  The Washington community has generated civic minded and kind children.  The Washington Scholarship Fund allows our students to showcase their Washington values in higher education.  The financial support of WSF advances our students’ opportunities beyond the graduation stage.”

Megan Bennett, Superintendent, Regional School District 12

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