This from the Sprague PTO:
At only 14 years young, Sprague School may be the newest of the Wellesley elementary schools, but its PTO is the first to announce its initiation of an annual $1,000 college scholarship to benefit its former students. Sprague PTO President, Elaine Marten, said, “The Sprague community is pleased to be able to demonstrate its commitment to guaranteeing the best education possible for Sprague children.” Inspired to stay connected to this tight- knit Sprague community, PTO VP Jill Fischmann, who initiated these efforts, explained, “This new scholarship is designed to complete the full circle, following Sprague attendees through the Wellesley Public School system, then continuing to support those who may need assistance to pursue a higher level of education.” This year’s Sprague PTO Scholarship was awarded to a deserving former Sprague School attendee who is a graduating Wellesley High School senior.
The Scholarship was awarded to Brian Tom. Brian is an outstanding student, a member of National Honor Society who has also taken advantage of many of Wellesley High School’s art and drama offerings. He is the President of the Wellesley Art and Community Club, volunteers in a homeless shelter and has participated in the High School drama program as both an actor and a sound designer. Brian will be attending Oberlin College in the fall.
In addition, the Wellesley Scholarship Foundation funded 89 need-based scholarships for a total of $278,750 and eight merit awards for another $24,000. WSF facilitates need-based awards on behalf of many town organizations, businesses and civic groups. All these Wellesley awards combined will provide scholarships totaling over $430,000.
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