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Antoinette Vardamis took home a third place award for her watercolor “Along the Charles.”
The New Canaan Community Foundation Board of Directors, acting on the recommendation of the Sapienza Scholarship Committee, has approved a $2,000 scholarship block grant for the Person-to-Person Scholarship Program.
The Scholarship Program offers a pathway out of poverty and supports a student’s journey toward self-sufficiency. Eighty percent of P2P Scholars graduate college, well above the national average of 26 percent for college students from low-income households.
Walter Stewart’s Market on Elm Street saluted three graduating seniors who have demonstrated both a strong work ethic and a professional attitude toward their customer service duties, according to store management.
New Canaan High School graduate Charlie Marsh, who joined the store this spring, will study accounting at the University of Delaware, while classmate Josh Kloud, employed since January 2015, will enter Union College.
As part of Bankwell’s ongoing Pet Adoption project and following a three-month collection of pet supplies at the bank’s nine branches and at PetPantry locations throughout Connecticut, Bankwell unloaded the Bankwell Suburban, filled to the brim with donations, at the CT Humane Society in Westport June 30.
Additionally, Bankwell donated a check totaling $2,948.00 to the organization as a result of a matching donation program spearheaded by the bank.
The Bankwell Pet Adoption Project creates awareness about Fairfield and New Haven County shelters and the rescue dogs and cats that are looking for homes. Bankwell partnered with local photographer, Michael Bagley, and local rescue shelters to feature portraits in the bank branches and information on the bank’s website about local animals in need.
For more information, interested parties can visit mybankwell.com/PleaseAdoptMe.
The Griffin Conway Memorial Scholarship was established in 2014 to honor and celebrate the life of Griffin Conway.
On behalf of the Conway family, the New Canaan YMCA offers the scholarship to one graduating New Canaan High School senior that has demonstrated leadership and passion for the New Canaan YMCA Basketball League.
Conway was a long-time Y-Ball participant who promoted sportsmanship and teamwork not only with his teams, but in the overall league as well. As a Y-Ball volunteer coach, Conway mentored younger players, promoting sportsmanship, teamwork, and self-confidence, along with helping to foster a love for the game.
This year’s scholarship recipient is Dylan Miles, who not only participated in the Y Ball league, but also embodies the YMCA core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. He will be continuing his education at Florida Atlantic University and plans to pursue a degree in secondary education, concentrating in either math or science. He recently began his journey as an educator, completing his high school internship at East School in New Canaan.