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Scholarship Winners
Pictured are scholarship winners Mary Steglitz and Marissa Elkinson with members of the Roy Family, Dan Sr., Jennifer, Tish and Dan Jr.  Courtesy photo.

N. GROSVENORDALE — Two Thompson students have been named as recipients of TEEG’s Fran Roy Memorial Scholarship honoring graduating seniors in Pomfret, Thompson or Woodstock who have excelled in community service.
In 2016 the scholarship was named in honor of Fran Roy, a founding member of TEEG, who held every seat on the organizations’ Board of Directors in her 26 years of service. Fran Roy embraced community service and giving back in her own life, working to build TEEG into what it is today and make her community a better place. Each year the Roy family honors graduating seniors seeking higher education who have committed to helping their community, much as Fran did in her lifetime.
This year, two Thompson students were chosen for the award. Each received $1,500 towards their college tuition. Marissa Elkinson volunteered to provide childcare and to help other students during her time at Tourtellotte Memorial High School. From 2015 through 2016 Elkinson committed more than 75 hours to Building Blocks Child Care in N. Grosvenordale.  From 2016 through 2017 Elkinson assisted the Thompson Recreation department with childcare during after school workshops. Finally, from 2015 through 2019 she has worked with the Peer Point program serving more than 200 hours to help tutor students through the Thompson school system. Marissa Elkinson will be attending the University of Maryland – College Park in the fall.
Mary Katherine Steglitz has been involved in a variety of programs ranging from healthcare to food assistance and homelessness awareness initiatives. From 2017 to 2019 she has contributed over 220 hours of service to Day Kimball Hospital as a junior volunteer, helping transport patients between departments and assist in everyday tasks where needed. She also provided positive support to patients and families to help them through their experiences at the hospital. As a member of the Tourtellotte High School Class of 2019 she also assisted in the Weekend Warrior Program, a food security initiative housed at the school. Every Friday during her senior year she helped pack and transport bags of donated food items for 37 families in need in Thompson.
 Steglitz also donated her time to helping end homelessness from 2016 through 2018 by assisting in organizing and fundraising for the annual homelessness awareness event in Thompson. Mary Katherine Steglitz will be attending St. Joseph’s College in Maine in the fall.


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