The Library Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that several local residents have each been awarded a $1,000 scholarship for their post-secondary studies. Alaina Ehmer, Nadia Rapp, and Kahiona Senior demonstrated excellence in academic and extracurricular pursuits. All students actively volunteered within the community and the Library Board is pleased to recognize their achievement with the Corsetti Endowment Fund Scholarship.
Two local programs were also recognized as recipients of the Corsetti Endowment Mini-Grants. The Family Resource Center was awarded $1,800 to purchase outside playground equipment and a new preschool table. The Library Board of Trustees has also awarded a $3,000 mini-grant to a Terryville High School educator to purchase equipment to expand the capacity of their digital media classes.
The Phyllis Corsetti Endowment Fund is administered by the Terryville Public Library Board of Trustees. The fund was established in October 2015 through the generosity of Phyllis Corsetti to create an additional resource for the children of the Town of Plymouth. Ms. Corsetti, an educator who loved her teaching career and her students, was a local resident who inspired and encouraged the best qualities in a child. The Endowment allows for several scholarships and mini-grants to be disbursed within the community each year.