The Wallingford Invitational Soccer Tournament (TWIST) scholarship awards dinner held on Tuesday May 4, 2010, honored seven recipients this year. A total of $6,000 was awarded. Each recipient has excelled academically at Sheehan, Lyman Hall, or Xavier and plans to pursue post graduate education. They have also volunteered countless hours in the community and to the Wallingford Youth Soccer League. Their service to the league over the years has helped create a great soccer experience for thousands of children ranging in age from 4 to 18 years of age. With this years awards TWIST has awarded well over $120,000 to deserving children from our community. In addition to the scholarship dinner which was held in May, the TWIST Committee held it's first annual TWIST scholarship dinner dance fundraiser. The dinner dance was a huge success with all the proceeds going to the scholarship fund. The next dinner dance is scheduled for March 12, 2011 at the Zandri's Stillwood Inn.
2010 TWIST Scholarship Recipients
Emily Baksa (Lyman Hall) Emily will attend Marist College where for sports communications and broadcasting, or psychology.
Danielle Chuba (Lyman Hall) Danielle will attend Curry College for psychiatric nursing.
Jake DelGreco (Lyman Hall) Jake will attend Suffolk University. Jake has many intrerests and is undecided on a major.
Vincent Iannuzzi (Xavier) Vinny will attend Quinnipiac University for business with a marketing major.
Emily McCarthy (Sheehan) Emily has been accepted at several universities. She would like to pursue a career in audio engineering, working in a music recording studio.
Lauren Roddy (Sheehan) Lauren will attend UConn or College of Charleston for business or marketing.
Luigi Tancredi (Sheehan) Luigi will attend Quinnipiac University and for business management and hopes to own his own restaurant in the future.
Recipients Pictured Below Left to Right:
Danielle Chuba, Emily McCarthy, Lauren Roddy, Vinny Iannuzzi, Emily Baksa, Luigi Tancredi, and Jake DelGreco