Eight NCHS Class of ’15 Grads Earn ‘Harold S. Kenney Scholarship’ Awards from Kiwanis Club

The Kiwanis Club of New Canaan on Wednesday awarded eight deserving 2015 New Canaan High School graduates with $750 scholarships during an annual luncheon. Recipients of the Harold S. Kenney Scholarship awards—named for a longtime Kiwanian and NCHS headmaster who retired in 1973, a summer camp business manager and hockey coach who was named a Hay Fellow in the Humanities by Williams College in 1961—ranged from varsity athletes and aspiring bioengineers to a vocal performance standout who founded her own company and published a book. What they all have in common is “that they are all incredibly motivated and want to make a real difference in the world,” local attorney Jerry Miller, Kiwanis Club treasurer and head of its Scholarship Committee, said during the luncheon, held at Roger Sherman Inn. The Kiwanis Club’s mission is serving the children of the world, and in their own unique ways, the recently graduated NCHS honorees have found ways to lift their peers and younger kids. Here’s a brief bio on each of them, including a direct quote from their application for the scholarship:

Gabriella Borea, entering Fairfield University with possible area of specialization in Engineering: Compiled a cumulative GPA at New Canaan High School of 91.7 and coached at Smart Start Soccer, helping kindergarteners learn basic skills; refereed for the New Canaan Soccer Association; volunteered for TOP Soccer, working with handicapped children; helped elementary-level kids participate in soccer drills and games at the New Canaan Soccer Association Winter Camp.