Local Student Receives Wellesley Bank Charitable Foundation Scholarship
Nadia Eastman, a 2019 graduate of Wellesley High School, received the Wellesley Bank Charitable Foundation Award as part of its partnership with the Wellesley Scholarship Foundation. Nadia will attend the University of Maine in the fall where she intends to major in business administration.
The Wellesley Bank Charitable Foundation was formed by Wellesley Bank in 2011 to fund community organizations that positively impact lives in the communities that Wellesley Bank serves. The Wellesley Bank has pledged $50,000 over 10 years to the Wellesley Scholarship Foundation to help students from Wellesley attend college. These funds provide a named scholarship to a rising college freshman as well as additional support for students in their sophomore through senior years of college.
SHOWN HERE: Wellesley Bank CEO Tom Fontaine and Wellesley Bank Charitable Foundation president Maureen Sullivan present a college scholarship check for $5,000 to Wellesley Scholarship Foundation co-president Sarah Pedersen and congratulate its named 2019 recipient, Wellesley High School graduate Nadia Eastman.
Wellesley Toyota Awards Scholarship to WHS 2019 Graduate Rachel Ip
Recent Wellesley High School graduate Rachel Ip received a $2500 college scholarship from Wellesley Toyota as part of a partnership with the Wellesley Scholarship Foundation (WSF). WSF selects recipients for the Wellesley Toyota scholarship who have demonstrated excellence in academics and leadership skills in the community, in school or on the athletic field. Rachel will attend Babson College in the fall. Pictured here, from left, are dealership ownership representative Jessica Ko, Rachel Ip, Wellesley Scholarship Foundation co-president Beverly Donovan and Wellesley Toyota general sales manager Shaun Fisher.
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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