The Essex Garden Club recently awarded college scholarships to three area students:
Annie Brown of Essex, who attends the University of Vermont, is pursuing a major in elementary education with a minor in environmental studies.
Daniel Taylor of Ivoryton, a 2017 graduate of Valley Regional High School, will attend Vassar College in the fall to study biology.
Haley Hammen of Essex, a 2017 Valley Regional High School graduate, will attend Pennsylvania State University in the fall to study biology.
In addition, the Garden Club is proud to provide funding for young children from Essex, Ivoryton, and Centerbrook to attend local nature camps. This year, scholarships were given to the Essex Parks & Recreation Summer Program for 25 children to attend their one-week nature and science sessions. Also, the club has provided funding to allow four students to attend camp at The Bushy Hill Nature Center, which provides two weeks of an in-depth nature experience.
The Essex Garden Club sincerely thanks all who support the annual May Market, the proceeds of which enable the club to make these donations. This year, additional scholarship funds were contributed in memory of Garden Club members who were devoted to the education of young people in the community.