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.
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):
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:
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.
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.