AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. AAUW is a non-partisan organization that never endorses candidates or specific parties.
Madeleine Morrissette, a Souhegan High School senior from Mont Vernon, was the recipient of the 2019 Southern NH Branch of the AAUW (American Association of University Women) scholarship. She was chosen from a field of fourteen well-qualified applicants.
Madeleine will study marine biology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington in the fall. For many years she has had a particular interest in sea turtles and expects to follow her passion in her studies. She also loves math and science. Madeleine completed over 300 community service hours over four years. She enjoys helping others and teaching children. She was captain of the varsity soccer team and plays United Soccer year round. She is also an assistant coach of a volleyball team. In addition, she finds time to work as a counselor at her church’s Bible camp. Madeleine’s academic excellence earned her the Environmental Stewardship Award and the Presidential Education Award. She is the daughter of Caroline Morrissette and Matthew Morrissette of Mont Vernon.
2019 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Golf Fundraiser now ongoing, when we sell tickets to raise money for our scholarship. The Milford Rotary hosts the 100 Holes of Golf event each year – this year on Friday, July 26 at the Amherst Country Club. Rotary has agreed to partner with AAUW again this year. You do not need to be present at the drawing to win cash prizes.
Monday, 7/1 – The governing board will begin the new term. At the annual meeting on May 23rd, The following slate of officers was unanimously voted in: President Gail Agans, Treasurer Kathe Richardson, Secretary Jan Ward, Vice President/Programs Susan Hoover, Vice President/Membership Diana Owen, Newsletter/Directory Editor Liz Overholt, and Publicity Sally Hogan and Mary Marsh.
Thursday, 7/4 – Soup Sales on the Amherst Green
Fundraising for the scholarship, our branch will once again be selling cold soup – cream of tomato, cucumber, and this year we added gazpacho.
Friday, 7/5 – Golf Fundraiser, in conjunction with Milford Rotary, to raise money for our scholarship ends. Please give all tickets and money to organizers no later than July 8th. Drawing for cash prizes will be on Friday, July 26th.