SWEA and Daria Plummer Scholarships Awarded

Each year The South Windsor Education Association awards scholarships to graduating seniors who aspire to pursue a career in education and related fields.  Special consideration is given to students who have participated in activities that give them experience with children or tutoring. This year we were happy to be able to award 4 scholarships.

     Our first recipient volunteered in numerous activities involving children, including kindergarten classrooms, watching children during mass, and children’s theater summer productions. This recipient was in the National Honor Society and is looking to be an elementary school teacher with a focus on history. She is very bright and always puts forth her best effort.  She does whatever it takes to succeed.  Her name is Lauren Besthoff and she will be attending Southern Connecticut State University.

Our next recipient is also an aspiring elementary school teacher, and has taken child care classes, as well as volunteered to participate on the Unified Sports Team. She is hard working and responsible with regard to meeting her commitments.   Her conscientious and responsible attitude, combined with her caring and respectful nature will make her a valuable asset to the teaching profession.  Her name is Kimberly Jackson and she will be attending Castleton State College.

This next recipient has been a part of the Link Crew, as well as a 4H Counselor. She is planning to major in elementary education because she has always loved to work with kids. Humble, compassionate, and determined are all words used to describe this recipient.  She possesses the qualities and skills that are necessary for success.  Her name is Kristina Russo and she will be attending Anna Maria College.

Our last recipient is a member of the National Honor Society and plans on majoring in elementary education and English. She has volunteered with Autism Connecticut, and has worked for the 4th R program in our town. One of South Windsor High School’s finest is the way she has been described.  A determined individual, this recipient has not let opportunities pass her by as she made the most of her high school career.  Her name is Olivia Singer and she will be attending the University of Connecticut.

And Finally, from Mrs. Daria Plummer…

This year’s recipient has demonstrated academic prowess, incredible organizational skills, self-direction and motivation.  She cares deeply about and helps others, and she treats all with dignity and respect. But most of all, she genuinely loves learning. Teachers above all must love learning so they may inspire and motivate others.

It is with pride and pleasure that I award the 2014 Daria Plummer Scholarship to future teacher Breana Enderle, who will be attending Martin Luther College.

Congratulations to all of the recipients!