That was the phrase that was heard over and over again at the brunch on Saturday morning, October 10th when several of the "1st Class Scholars" had the opportunity to meet George "Skip" Battle up close and personal.
A great venue, a six course meal, a giant raffle and wine tasting to boot complete the Ponaganset Education Foundation's plans for the final event of the 55th Anniversary Weekend of Ponaganset High School scheduled for October 9th, 10th and 11th, Columbus Day weekend of this year. Working in conjunction with the Anniversary Committee who will host a Meet and Greet evening at the Foster Country Club on Friday, October 9th to kick off the weekend, the event will also feature recognition of Ponaganset's Distinguished Alumni Award recipients, Sherwood "Woody" Spring, A George
This year's recipients of the "1st Class Scholarship" award were named at the Ponaganset High School Awards Night Ceremony on June 4th at the school. Mrs. Lorraine O'Connors, Co-chair and Mrs. Nancy Mandezabel, Ponaganset Education Foundation Board member, presented the awards to Katherine Tetreault of Glocester (left), Zacharie Morin from Glocester (center), and Robin Schwartz of Foster (right). Each scholarship is in the amount of $16,000; $4,000 for each of the four years the recipient remains eligible.
The recipients of the first ever First Class Scholarships awarded by the Ponaganset Education Foundation through the auspicious of the Battle Family Foundation, were presented their checks at a recognition reception at the Pinewood Pub in Glocester on Wednesday evening, August 13th. Receiving the first installment of their 4 year, sixteen thousand dollar awards were Kayleigh Jones who is enrolled at Johnson and Wales for this September and plans on studying media and communications; Calvin Taylor who wants to study criminal justice in the hope of becoming a police officer and will attend R