WOMAN’S SERVICE CLUB OF WINDHAM (WSCW) AWARDS TWO $2500 COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS
Group photo: L to R: Recipient’s father Mr. Redard, recipient’s mother Mrs. Redard, WSCW member Linda Gallagher, scholarship recipient Christopher Redard, WSCW member Jean Morrow, scholarship recipient Joshua Parker, recipient’s father Mr. Parker, and WSCW member Diane Carpenter.
At its January 8th meeting, the WSCW awarded college scholarships, each for $2500, to two outstanding Windham students. Each student was noted for both high academic achievement and for excellent and lasting service to the community.
Joshua Parker, now in his first year at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, graduated ninth in his class while also logging almost 500 hours of exceptional volunteer service, creating, for example, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable corporation known as “Victory Over Addiction,” which support former addicts in their recovery and stands to continue doing so for years to come.
Christopher Redard, now attending the University of New Hampshire, also excelled academically while successfully leading Windham High School’s robotic team towards local and regional championships. His more than 1100 hours of volunteer work included an Eagle Scout project turning Windham’s historic “Indian Rock” landmark into a scenic resting place for hikers and visitors now and into the future.
Joshua and Christopher were accompanied by their parents at the WSCW’s luncheon and annual scholarship award ceremony, which takes place in January of each year. These $2,500 scholarships are among the largest currently awarded by any Windham organization.
The WSCW Annual Scholarship Program operates through the year-long efforts of a WSCW committee of three, including Jean Morrow, Linda Gallagher, and Diane Carpenter. Applications for next year’s WSCW Scholarship Awards are now being accepted; application forms and eligibility information may be found on the WSCW Website by the end of January at www.womansserviceclubofwindham.org.