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West Hartford Exchange Club Awards Scholarships

Exchange Club scholarship coordinator Jay Washburn (back) pictured with 2022 scholarship recipients (from left) Kate Sanderson, Spelman Henry, and Mia Burns. Courtesy photo

The West Hartford Exchange Club continues to support the town’s youth by awarding scholarships to students graduating from high school.


Three West Hartford high school students were recently awarded scholarships for academic and personal achievement by The West Hartford Exchange Club.

Kate Sanderson, who attends Hall High School, and Mia Burns, who attends Conard High School, each received the club’s 2022 high school scholarship for Youth of the Year. Kate has a 4.4 GPA and will be attending MIT. Mia has a 4.361 GPA and will be attending the University of Florida.

Spelman Henry from Hall High School received the distinguished Sullivan Award which is awarded to a high school senior who shows strong academic achievement and participation in extra-curricular and community activities. Spelman will be attending Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA.

Exchange member Jay Washburn who coordinates the scholarship program and was master of ceremonies, gave the audience a summary of each students academic and public service accomplishments and each recipient spoke to the audience offering gratitude and appreciation to the club as well as their families.

The West Hartford Exchange Club’s mission is to make its community a better place to live through programs of service in Americanism, Community Service, Youth Activities and its national project, the Prevention of Child Abuse. The club sponsors the West Hartford Police & Firefighters Annual Service Awards and provides annual scholarships to Hall and Conard graduates. The club also donates to a variety of local charities including The Bridge Family Center.

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