Kelley scholarships awarded to two Fitch runners

Julia Adrian and Dan Gaiewski, both runners and graduating seniors at Robert E. Fitch Senior High School in Groton, have been awarded $1,500 scholarships by the John J. Kelley Memorial Fund.

Adrian plans to attend Endicott College, while Gaiewski will attend Franklin & Marshall College.

The scholarships, presented by Jim Roy, chairman of the memorial fund and Amby Burfoot, 1968 Boston Marathon winner, are given in honor of Kelley, a former Fitch teacher and cross-country coach who won the Boston Marathon in 1957 and competed twice in the Olympics.

The scholarships are awarded annually to Fitch seniors who exhibit kindness and good sportsmanship, two attributes that Kelley exemplified.


Loading comments...
Hide Comments

Stories that may interest you

Going bald for a brother

Jay Carson of the Bozrah Fire Department reacts as he is about to have his head shaved during the Go Bald for a Brother event to benefit Jonathan "Jono" Lillpopp of the state Department of Health, at Epicure Brewing Co. in Norwich.

Norwich celebrates Juneteenth

Andrea Clarke, left, of Brooklyln, N.Y., and her daughter, Felicia Hurley of Salem, select West African bags to purchase Saturday at a booth run by Butu International during the Juneteenth celebration in downtown Norwich.

Municipal Meetings

Municipal meetings for the week beginning Sunday, June 16, 2019.

Fatherhood: Statewide campaign prompts Norwich to share dad stories

A statewide video campaign that recently visited Norwich gives dads the starring role in time for the Father's Day holiday.