WSF Announces New Lynne Novogroski Scholarship
The Lynne Novogroski Scholarship will be awarded in the spring of 2019 to celebrate Lynne’s dedication to the students of Wellesley. She will retire after 49 years of service to the Wellesley Public Schools at the conclusion of the 2018-2019 academic year.
Lynne began her career in Wellesley as a Home Economics teacher at Wellesley Middle School, transitioned to the Department Head of Family & Consumer Science/Business Department, then was selected as Assistant Principal at Wellesley High School in September of 1989. She has most recently served as Assistant Principal of the Bradford House at Wellesley High School and also has been in charge of student activities. The scholarship in honor of Lynne will be awarded to a student who has demonstrated leadership qualities, a willingness to be a team player, and/or to serve one’s community.
Read more about Lynne's career in Wellesley and about the Lynne Novogroski Scholarship in two recent Townsman articles.
Donors to the Lynne Novogroski Scholarship fund may donate either by check or online. Checks should be made payable to the Wellesley Scholarship Foundation (WSF), Novogroski should be written on the memo line, and they should be mailed to WSF at
P. O. Box 81207, Wellesley Hills, 02481. To ensure that online donations are properly credited, please send a message to Donate2WSF@gmail.com indicating your name and the designation of your gift to the Novogroski Scholarship fund.
Meet WSF's 2019 Boston Marathon Runners
Katie Rose Clapham, a recipient of WSF's Margaret Daniels Merit Scholarship, graduated from Wellesley High School in 2004. Having attended Harvard University and recently completed training as a cardiologist, she is currently pursuing a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale. Though she played tennis and soccer at WHS, Katie Rose was not a distance runner until inspired to become one by her younger sister, Rebekah (WHS ’15) nearly two years ago. Katie Rose (running for Wellesley Scholarship Foundation) and Rebekah (running for the War Memorial Scholarship) look forward to running their first full marathon—this spring’s Boston Marathon—together. Learn how the Clapham sisters are preparing for the 2019 Boston Marathon in the above video, produced by Wellesley Media.
Katie Pedersen, a 2014 graduate of Wellesley High School and a soon-to-be graduate of Amherst College, is no stranger to endurance sports; Katie ran for Wellesley’s cross country teams from middle through high school and competed on WHS's Nordic skiing team (both of which she co-captained during her senior year). Though Katie has not run competitively at Amherst—she's been busy as a combined politics and French major with hopes of working for the Foreign Service—Katie has continued to run for fun. As the daughter of longtime WSF President Sarah Pedersen, Katie has long known and valued the work WSF does, making her especially excited to be running her first Boston Marathon on its behalf.
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