Kitty Viscardi Memorial Scholarship Application


The Kitty Viscardi Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating senior who has been an active member of the SHS Speech & Debate Team during high school. Kitty Viscardi, who passed away in 2005, was the Speech & Debate Team coach at SHS for many years. She believed that participating in Speech & Debate made all her students winners, regardless of any trophies they brought home from a given tournament. One of her favorite expressions at the end of a competition was, “You were all winners the moment you stepped on that bus this morning.”  The Kitty Viscardi Memorial Scholarship seeks to honor a student whose involvement on the team embodies Mrs. V’s dedication as well as her conviction that the greatest rewards come from simply participating. Applicants must be planning to attend a two or four year accredited college or university.


Applicant: ____________________________________________________________________


Address: _____________________________________________________________________


Email address:_________________________________ Phone Number:__________________


College which you plan to attend and intended major: _______________________________



 Please respond briefly to each of the following questions (3-5 sentences each):
1.  What have you gained from your participation in Speech and Debate? 

2.  How have you contributed to the Speech and Debate team?

 Please write a short essay (3-5 paragraphs) to explain how you have exemplified Mrs. Viscardi’s philosophy (“You were all winners the moment you stepped on that bus this morning.”) as a member of the Shrewsbury Speech & Debate Team. 
Please also include with your application: 

n      The name, email address, and home address of a current Shrewsbury Speech & Debate teammate who has agreed to respond to a peer reference in support of your scholarship application. (We will contact him/her directly to complete the peer reference; please ask your friend to serve as your peer reference before sending us his/her name and contact information.)

 Please type all your responses and mail your completed application to:  Christina Manos, 7 Shirley Rd, Shrewsbury, MA 01545. Applications must be received by March 15th. 
The Kitty Viscardi Memorial Scholarship will be presented at the SHS Alumni Association Scholarship Presentation in late April or early May.  The scholarship recipient will be notified by mail on or around April 18th. 
Rev 2-24-2014

Questions or comments:  Please contact Chair, Christina Manos at