Despite this economy, thanks to many generous donations as well as dues, your Alumni Association was able to award seven $1,000.00 scholarships at the May Award Ceremony. RHSAA president, Colleen Murray, presented as follows:
Scholarship Student RHS Alumni Elizabeth Younce, Savannah College of Art Class of 1949 Morgan Silvia, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy Class of 1946 Andrew Onofrio, University of Rhode Island Sgt. Fletcher Daniel Viera, University of Rhode Island RHS Alumni Maryellen Settle, University of Rhode Island George Reynolds Daniel Jackson, West Virginia University RHS Alumni Jake Sperling, Ithaca College
Also, a $500.00 award was presented to Cody Mello, Brown University, by Coleen Hermes, in memory of Michael Gould who died in the World Trade Center tragedy. A $750.00 scholarship was presented to David Fickel in memory of Bob Sullivan, class of 1968.
We also continued our tradition of awarding grants to Rogers High School and NACTC teachers for classroom programs and supplies not included in their funding. This year we gave out over $6,300 to the Science department, Cosmetology, Newport Area Career and Technical Center, and the RHS Band.
A check was presented to the Newport School Department in the amount of $2,000 to be applied to the repair cost of the auditorium curtain motor.
Additional funds were spent on the renovation of our Alumni room next to the library; 10 Binnacles for students unable to afford them as well as copies for the library and the Alumni room and a Binnacle display ad; maintaining our website; a donation to the Post Graduation party; a donation to Skills USA; postage, printing, and mailings.
- Jane Roach, Treasurer