The Sacred Heart Alumni Association (SHAA) recently awarded three scholarships to local students entering college this fall: from left, Madeleine Roy, secretary of SHAA, presents the awards to recipients, Riann Fortin of Derby, and Bryce Gunn of Derby Line. Riann has entered Northern Vermont University at Lyndon and is majoring in Elementary Education. Bryce is a freshman at Norwich University in Northfield studying Civil Engineering. The Association’s third awardee is Ernest Lillicrap of Lowell, who is attending Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y. Riann and Bryce graduated from North Country Union High School, and Ernest from United Christian Academy this past June. (Courtesy photo)
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The Sacred Heart Alumni Association (SHAA) recently presented a $500 scholarship to Noah Bathalon, a graduate of Lake Region Union High School in Orleans. Noah will be attending the New Hampshire Technical Institute beginning this fall and will be studying architecture. He is the son of Jacque and Karen Bathalon of Newport. In addition to financial need and community service, the SHAA scholarship requirements are that the applicant have attended Sacred Heart Schools or be the child or grandchild of a Sacred Heart attendee. Making the presentation are: from left, Jane Forcier (president of SHAA), Noah Bathalon, Karen Bathalon and Madeleine Roy (secretary of SHAA).
Over the past several months, the administration, teachers and fundraisers at St. Paul’s School in Barton have been raising funds to meet the $120,000 match challenge made to them by supporter, Tony Pomerleau of Burlington, Vt. As of now, they have reached over 85 percent of the $120,000 promised by Pomerleau. The Sacred Heart Alumni Association (SHAA) recently made a $2,500 contribution to this challenge. One of the goals of SHAA is to support local Catholic education. Making the recent presentation of this donation (shown above) are, from left, Madeleine Roy, Lawrence Fournier, Jane Forcier of SHAA, Rev. Timothy Naples (pastor of Most Holy Trinity Parish), Lois Jenks of SHAA, and Joanne Beloin (principal of St. Paul’s School). For more information about St. Paul’s School and how to donate to this match challenge, contact Fr. Naples at (802) 525-3711, or Joanne Beloin at the school at (802) 525-6578. For information about the Sacred Heart Alumni Association, contact secretary Madeleine Roy at (802) 873-3217.