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$57,000 in Scholarships Awarded to Outstanding Students

“After spending all year raising money, this is the night we get to give a bunch of it away to students looking to make a better life for themselves.”

The 32nd Student Achievement Recognition Ceremony, held in Founders Hall on May 21, cast a spotlight on star students whose accomplishments merited special recognition. Amidst applause, students walked to the podium to receive their awards as faculty, staff and family members looked on proudly. The ceremony marked the culmination of hard work and dedication on the part of the students, many of whom face obstacles to their studies.  President Cathryn L. Addy remarked, Tonight shows that for Tunxis students, the journey is as important as the destination.”

Tunxis Foundation board member, Tim Fitch, emceed the portion of the evening during which the Foundation handed out over $57,000 in scholarships.  He explained that this was a big night for the Foundation because, “After spending all year raising money, this is the night we get to give a bunch of it away to students looking to make a better life for themselves.”  In closing Fitch added, “Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we’ve been able to make a lot of dreams come true by providing more than a quarter of a million dollars to students since 2011.”

Congratulations to all of our deserving scholarship recipients and thanks to all the individuals, families and businesses who provided the funding to make this night possible.

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