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.
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):
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:
- What have you gained from your participation in Speech and Debate?
- How have you contributed to the Speech and Debate
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.)
n A letter of recommendation
from an academic teacher (a copy of a college recommendation is acceptable). 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 1st.
The Kitty Viscardi Memorial
Scholarship will be presented at the SHS Alumni Association Scholarship Presentation on Wednesday, April 25th.
The scholarship recipient will be notified by mail on or around April 15th.