2007 Student Grant Recipients
Awarded February 26, 2007
Advanced Career Exploration
ACE is a career exploration program in which a
number of seniors participate in six-week internships. Grant funds will provide materials for the associated portfolio and
Black History Committee
The Black History Committee promotes respect for
diversity. Their annual trip to New York City includes visits to museums and
galleries that showcase notable African Americans. Grant funds will help defray
the price of the trip for students who could not otherwise afford to participate.
Boston Landmark Tour
Advisor: Brooke Henderson
Student assistants and staff members will accompany
eight Life Skills students as they learn about our state’s capital and its historic landmarks on a guided tour of Boston. The grant will help defray admission and travel expenses.
ELNA High School Leadership Conference
Advisor: Dawn Vigliatura
Members of Educational Leadership for a Non-Violent
Age will attend a youth leadership conference at Clark University. The grant
will pay for bus transportation.
Future Teachers Club
Advisor: Richard Marchand
Student applicant: Cate Schneider
The goal of the Future Teachers Club is to give
members the opportunity to explore the many facets of the teaching profession. Grant
funds will provide seed money for this newly-formed organization.
Increasing Students’ Exposure to and Appreciation of American
Advisor: Paul DePalo
All eleventh-grade English classes include a survey
of American literature. Grant money will be used to purchase multiple copies
of two additional novels.
Jobs for Bay State Graduates Career Conference Day
Advisor: Lee Diamantopoulos
Student Applicant: Travis Sullivan
The annual Career Conference brings together students
from the 16 JBSG programs in Massachusetts. Grant funds will help defray attendance
and transportation costs.
New Entrant Assistance Team
Advisor: Kathleen Floyd
Members of NEAT provide support to new students
in their transition to SHS. Grant money will be used for orientation supplies.
SHS Photography Club
Advisor: Justin Marra
To keep current with the ever-changing trends
in the field, this club would like to transition into digital photography. Grant
money will help defray the cost of a film and negative scanner and a photo printer.
Special Education Department
Advisor: Kelli McSweeney
Over 25 students will have access to required
readings in audio format when grant funds are used to purchase a membership to Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic and additional
tape recorders and headphones.
Speech and Debate Team
Advisor: Sara DiGiorgio
Student applicant: Srisha Nalamati
Members participate in more than 15 competitions
per year. Grant funds will help pay transportation expenses.
Stained Glass Studio
Advisor: Kristine Cobb
Members of the newly-formed Art Club plan an art
activity for each of their monthly meetings. Grant money will be used to purchase
tools needed to introduce stained glass, a medium not available in the current curriculum.
Supplementing Media Center Fiction
Specialist: Claire Donovan
Grant funds will be used to expand and update
the fiction collection in the SHS Media Center. Both the newly-formed Book Discussion
Group and the entire school community will benefit.
Advisor: Laura Cronin
The Town Crier has been Shrewsbury High School’s
student newspaper since 1909. Grant funds will help defray the cost of journalism
conferences and an awards night.
U. S. Academic Decathlon
Advisor: Nancy Lowery
The U. S. Academic Decathlon team competes in
up to three regional competitions each year. The grant will help pay for study
Advisor: Shari Fried Fox
Two practicing artists will each spend a day at
SHS, giving presentations and conducting workshops for many of the art students.
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