Perrot Library awards Krasniewicz Memorial Scholarships

The Perrot Memorial Library’s Board of Directors has announced that Greenwich students Laurel Fay, Marissa Graham, and Erin Provenzano are the winners of the third annual Kathy Krasniewicz Memorial Scholarships.

These scholarships, which are in memory of Perrot’s beloved Children’s Services Librarian Kathy Krasniewicz, were established by her family. The scholarships are cash prizes totaling $5,000 and are awarded to high school seniors who either participated in the library’s Young Critics’ Club or were employed in its Youth Services Department.

In addition to their connections to Perrot, all three winners were accomplished students involved in diverse extracurricular and volunteer organizations throughout their time at Greenwich High School.

Laurel, now a freshman at College of Charleston and a former youth services employee, served as editor-in-chief for the Greenwich High School yearbook for two consecutive years and is also a concert grand harpist. Marissa, a freshman at Bucknell University, was a longtime member of the Young Critics Club, served as a peer mentor, and was a member of the tennis team and an activist for various student causes. Erin, a freshman at the University of Mary Washington, was a youth services employee for three years as well as intern for the town’s Conservation Commission, a longtime Girl Scout, and a volunteer with the Big Brother/Big Sister Program.

All three were considered deserving of the scholarships in Ms. Krasniewicz’s memory and a press release issued about the awards said that Marissa summed things up well when she talked about her years in the Young Critics Club as part of her college essay.

She said her time there “… will help to give you insight into my passion for reading and how the YCC impacted me. It was probably one of the most memorable childhood experiences I had.”

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