The Shrewsbury High School Alumni Association, founded in 1993, is a non-profit organization whose goal is to bring together all interested alumni and friends of Shrewsbury High School graduates and to promote the best interest of the schools and community by fostering enthusiasm, involvement, and close relationships.

In 1995, the Alumni Association began the Shrewsbury High School Student Grant Program. The qualifying criteria states that "all grant funds must be used to promote educational or charitable projects or to foster a sense of community. All SHS student groups. clubs, classes, or organizations, with a minimum of five students, must either be involved or benefit from the project."

This year, under the leadership of Chair, Sandie Lucas, the Alumni Association's SHS Student Grant Program celebrated its 18th year of existence and has funded close to $63,000 back to Shrewsbury High School student programs where an estimated 260 student groups have benefited.

We'd like to sincerely thank the Alumni Association membership, a variety of SHS graduating classes at reunion time and SHS Alum making personal donations for their funding of these very important student programs.  For a list of donors, please click HERE.

Student Grants Awarded
November 14, 2012
Chair: Sandra J. Lucas

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Artist Working Hand in Hand -
National Art Senior Exhibition
Advisor:
Pamela LeBlanc
Student Applicant:  Samantha DiReda

The purpose of this project is to build and further develop student’s skills in Ceramics and Sculpture Classes by exploring a variety of materials, while understanding the process for making three-dimensional works of art. 
Grant funds will help defray the cost of a Guest speaker and provide materials to construct a sculpture on the grounds of SHS.

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Biking The Underground Railroad
Advisor:  Greg Nevader
After completing a year-long history course on the Underground Railroad 18 students will bike 325 miles from Washington, DC to Pittsburgh, PA and explore a segment of the Underground Railroad and secret routes the slaves used in the 19th century. 
Grant funds will help defray the cost of curriculum materials,
and the cost of admissions to various museums and historical sites.

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Chemistry Club
Advisor:
R. Derric Lowery
Student Applicant:  Ramya Ravindrababu
The purpose of the Chemistry Club is to provide tutoring programs to help students struggling in any level of chemistry and to present programs and create an interest in science at the Shrewsbury Elementary School level. 
The grant funds will help to provide materials to achieve these goals.

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Model UN
Northeastern University Conference
Advisor:
Alex Mihalich
Student Applicant:  Radhika Duvvuri
The SHS Model UN Club’s mission is to promote global awareness of international issues and differing opinions of nations. 
Through debates and conferences, students hope to become more socially aware and develop leadership skills. 
Grant funds will defray the cost of competing in the conference.

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Rachel's Table and Project Linus
Advisor:
Patricia Crosson
Student Applicant:  Rana Dabbagh
ELNA (Education and Leadership for Nonviolent Age) will spearhead Rachel’s Table and Project Linus.  Students will prepare food and distribute it to homeless shelters.
 Project Linus will be making thirty
blankets to comfort any child in need. 
Grant funds will help provide for fabric and materials needed to
complete both projects.
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Tripods
Advisor:
Shari Fox
Student Applicant:  Rachel Sarnie
The purpose of this project is to use tripods in conjunction with the existing Digital I and II technology.  Tripods will allow more intricate projects to be completed. 
The SHS Alumni Grant will help defray the cost
of purchasing 12 Velbon Cx-460/F tripods to be shared by all classes.

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Visiting Artist
Advisor:
Shari Fox
Student Applicant:  Marina Li
The purpose of this project is to expose art students at all levels to practicing and exhibiting artists and to educate students that this is a viable career path. 
Grant funds will help provide a two semester
workshops from two visiting artist.

Congratulations Faculty Advisors, Student Applicants and participating students !

For additional information, questions or comments, contact Grant Chair, Sandie Lucas sjlucas@townisp.com