This year, the Alumni Association's Grant Program celebrated its 16th
year of existence and has funded over $55,000 back to Shrewsbury High School student programs where more
than 25,000 students have benefited. Funds distributed are primarily received from a variety
of graduating classes at reunion time and SHS Alum making personal donations. The purpose of the Alumni
Grant program is to assist students in achieving their project goals by providing them with seed money to get their project
off the ground and running.
|Alumni Association's Student Grants Chairperson
On November 17, 2010, Sandra J.
Lucas, SHS Alumni Grant Chairperson, presented the 2010-2011 Alumni Grant Recipients
in the Anthony J. Bent presentation room at Shrewsbury High School. Over fifty faculty, students, parents
and friends attended this year’s Alumni Grant Awards Ceremony. Fifteen
SHS Student Grant Projects were funded between $100 and $400 for their projects and
grant certificates were awarded. Many of these projects support a variety of educational and community
opportunities ranging from cultural programs, research materials, artist supplies, audio/ visual supplies, state and local
competitions, charitable giving, and a variety of other projects as you'll note by the descriptions of each project below.
|Congratulatory Remarks from SHS Administration
|Dr. Sara Ahern
|Judith Donahue, Alumni Association President
|Closing Remarks from the Alumni Association
|Christina Manos, Alumni Association Vice President
View our November 17, 2010 Program
|Producers Christina Gonzalez, Anne Pignataro, and Mrs. Korab
Special Presentation Made
By Judith L. Donahue,
Alumni Association President
Partnership Award For Promoting the Mission of the
SHS Alumni Association
SHS Educational Television
Studio's production of
"All About Alumni Grants 2009-2010"
Fitzgerald, Christina Gonzalez and Anne Pignataro
Faculty Advisor: Margaret Korab, SHS Media Specialist
|Thank you Faculty!!
|2010-2011 Faculty Receiving Grants
|2010-2011 Grant Recipients
|Faculty and Student Grant Recipients - Congratulations!
2010 - 2011 Student Grant Recipients
American Food Crisis - Senior Exhibition
Advisor: Linda Mongiat
project answering "what can we do in the face of the American food crisis?"
Goals are: to raise awareness about
SLO (sustainable, local, organic) foods and how we can combat the food crisis, and to educate how we can shange our own school
lunch program. Grant funds will help defray the cost of research materials.
Antoni Gaudi Society Foreign Language Movie Night
Student Applicant: Katelynn Babigian
Antoni Gaudi chapter of the Spanish National Honor Society's purpose is to promote the study of the Spanish Language within
SHS and the community at large. Students will participate in featuring a Hispanic cultural night with Spanish films,
contest, art and poetry. Grant funds will help defray the cost of the evening's events.
Advisor: R. Derric Lowery
Applicant: Ramya Ravindrababu
The purpose of the Chemistry Club is to provide
tutoring programs to help students struggling in any level of chemistry and to present programs and create an interest in
science at the Shrewsbury Elementary School level. The grant funds will help to provide materials to achieve these goals.
Cancer and Hearts For Heroes
Neiman and Patricia Crosson
ELNA (Education and Leadership for Nonviolent Age) will spearhead the ConKerr Cancer
and Hearts for Heroes projects. Students will make soft cherry, fun pillowcases for children victimized by cancer.
The group will also make up packages to send to our troops containing letters, cards, toothbrushes, candy and playing cards.
Grant funds will help provide for fabric and materials needed to complete both projects.
Army: Harry Potter Fan Club
Student Applicant: Alissa Galijasevic
The purpose of the Club is to promote literary understanding and exercising one's imagination
through Harry Potter's books. Through discussions, students hope to find parallels between world issues and the
struggles in the Harry Potter series. Students are planning a Harry Potter Musical and Harry Potter Night which will
be open to the public. Grant funds will help support the purchase of materials and equipment for these events.
Does Your Garden Grow?
Brunell and Coleen Early
The purpose of this project is to
purchase materials needed to maintain a hydroponic garden in the FCS Department. Students will observe that this alternative
form of gardening has several advantages over soil gardening. Students will care for their plants, record data and solve
problems relating to insects and diseases. Grant funds will help support the cost of seeds, trays, flex net pots, plugs,
50 liter pellet and Fox Farm Grow Bake for this project.
Northeastern University Conference
Advisor: Jennifer Gaudet
Applicant: Victor Zhang
The SHS Model UN Club's mission is to promote
global awareness of international issues and differing opinions of nations. Through debates and conferences, students
hope to become more socially aware and develop leadership skills. Grant funds will defray the cost of competing in the
Advisors: Brooke Butler and Kris
Student Applicant: President Kristen Killam
The purpose of the Outdoors Club is to bring students together who have a love of the outdoors and
want to be a part of a group that explores nature for fun while being physically active. Grant funds will help purchase
GPS hiking systems, Frisbee golf sets, and a Sport craft Good Ladder ball.
Advisor: Sharon Roland
Student Applicant: Kefu Zhou
purpose of this club is to provide an environment for students who enjoy physics to participate in experiments that demonstrate
a broad range of physical phenomenon and to compete in national and international tournaments. Grant funds will help
defray the cost of experiments, materials and the AAPT Physics bowl.
Sensors for Chemistry Classes
Student Applicant: Sabrina Mangan
The purpose of this project is to provide chemistry classes with pressure sensor probes in order to collect,
analyze, and evaluate the study of gasses. Grant funds will provide these pressure sensor probes to all chemistry classes.
Advisor: Kristine Cobb
Student Applicants: Kelsey Giordano & Kayla Uhlman
The SMAC Club (Students for a Medically Aware Community) is a group that helps the community organize
workshops with the Shrewsbury Youth and Family Service, fund raise for several charities, spread awareness of medical issues
and help people with debilitating illnesses. Students are looking to sew scarves and fleece throw blankets for cancer
patients as well as make friendship bracelets to give to patients at Boston Children's Hospital. Grant funds
will help defray the cost of materials needed to accomplish these goals.
Peer Connection Club
Urso, Jenna Nelson & Patrice Ermilio
The objective of the (SPC) group is to foster friendships
and community relationships among students with intellectual and developmental delays. This group is requesting funds
for students to make their own clay plate or bowls which will be displayed at the high school. This exercise will help
improve these sutdents' fine motor skills and help interact with each other. Grant funds will defray the cost per
student for the studio charge and materials.
America Rocketry Challenge (TARC)
Student Applicant: Raghav Mishra
The purpose of this group of science students is to build rockets and robots for fun and to compete locally
and nationally with their design. Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) and the National Association of Rocketry (NAR)
sponsors all competitions which develop new team challenges each year. Alumni grant funds will provide these students
with the necessary hardware to compete in two competitions this year.
Crier - SHS Newspaper
Student Applicant: Shreya Sitaraman
The purpose of this newspaper is to give student writers a chance to experience the field of journalism
and publishing. The writers report local events, school wide activities, latest social trends and current debates to
the SHS student body. The SHS Alumni Grant will help defray the cost of printing the newspaper.
Advisor: Shari Fox
The purpose of this project is to expose art students at all levels
to practicing and exhibiting artists and to educate students that this is a viable career path. Grant funds will help
provide a one-day workshop from a visiting artist.
Congratulations, faculty members and students!!
We look forward to receiving your .jpg files showing your projects. Please
email them to the Alumni Association firstname.lastname@example.org and Mrs. Margaret Korab at the Educational Television
Studio at SHS. The Alumni Association will add your pictures to this area and the ETS group will
add them to the DVD that they will be creating throughout the year.