AAUW awards four scholarships

BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro branch of the American Association of University Women has awarded four college scholarships of $1,000 each to Windham County students - three to high school graduates and one to an older student continuing her work toward a college degree.

Leland & Gray Union High School graduates Kelsey Jade Hescock of Wardsboro and Madison Russ of Townshend will enroll at the Community College of Vermont and the Pennsylvania College of Technology, respectively. Hescock plans to become a nurse. Russ will study welding technology.

Brattleboro Union High School graduate Christol Long lives in Brattleboro and will head to the University of Vermont for a pre-med program.

Recipient Cari-Lee Spaulding of Brattleboro has completed courses at the Community College of Vermont and will study for a B.A. in nursing with the online program of Walden University.

Norma Shakun and Ann Wright-Parsons co-chaired the scholarship committee, with Carol Corwin, Gillian Winner, Margo Neale, and Joy Hayes serving as members.

The scholarships were funded by the branch's annual fundraising used book sale and Guilford Welcome Center hospitality day. This year's hospitality day is Friday, Sept. 15. The branch isn't holding a book sale this year.

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