Wednesday, July 06, 2011

2011 Kathy Krasniewicz Memorial Scholarship Winners

Perrot Library Announces the 2011 Recipients of the Annual
Kathy Krasniewicz Memorial Scholarships

The Perrot Memorial Library Board of Directors is pleased to announce Jenn Florence and Billy Mills as the winners of the second annual Kathy Krasniewicz Memorial Scholarships. These scholarships, in memory of Perrot’s beloved Children’s Services Librarian Kathy Krasniewicz, are two $2500 cash prizes awarded to high school seniors who either participated in the library’s Young Critics Club or were employed in its Youth Services Department. Both this year’s award winners were recognized for their active membership in the Young Critics Club as Middle School students.

Jenn Florence
Jenn Florence, a graduate of Greenwich High School, will be attending Skidmore College in the fall and is also the recipient of the 2010 Columbia Book Award and the 2011 Greenwich Arts Council Creative Achievement Award. Several of her poems were published in the 2011 Greenwich Literary Magazine.

Billy Mills

A graduate of Rye Country Day School, Billy Mills was a sportswriter for his school newspaper, a singer in various performing groups at school and church, as well as a National Merit Finalist and an Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction. He will be attending Pomona College. Billy Mills summed up the influence Young Critics had on him “I was immediately lured to the Young Critics by the book discussions and advanced galleys … Mrs. K's passion for reading was contagious and made the program fun for all of us. In fact, I became so interested in books that I began writing book reviews for Just Books Too.”

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