Welcome to our Team Vicki Soto family 2019 VSMF Connecticut State Scholarship Winner, Regina Misercola! Regina is a graduate of Trumbull High School in Trumbull, CT and will be attending Southern Connecticut State University’s Honors College this fall majoring in English and Secondary Education.
When Regina first found out that she was receiving the VSMF scholarship she said, “I felt my heart skip a beat….several beats, actually. Vicki’s sister, Carlee, and a previous scholarship recipient (2016 VSMF Scholarship Recipient: Olivia Mastroluca) came to my high school’s “Scholarship Night” ceremony. I didn’t know they were there until they stepped up to the podium on stage. When they read my name, I was overwhelmed with emotion and gratitude. I am beyond honored to be given a scholarship in Vicki’s name and to have been chosen to join the Team Vicki Family. Winning this scholarship reaffirms my decision to pursue a degree in education and become a teacher. I already feel so connected to Vicki’s mission. This scholarship further fuels my fire to teach and to help spread her legacy and light. I am honored that Vicki’s family saw the same kind of drive and passion in me that Vicki embodied. I am so excited to share that spirit with my future students and to spread her mission and my passion for writing in my classroom. This scholarship will help make that possible.”
It is easy to see why Regina was chosen as the state winner this year! We are so honored and excited to have Regina join our list of scholarship winners and our growing Team Vicki Soto family! This summer, Regina has been preparing for college by dorm room shopping, running, traveling, reading and writing, babysitting and dog sitting. She said, “I’ve already started planting my roots on campus for the other causes that I’m passionate about, especially raising money and awareness for childhood cancer, by connecting with current students and administrators. Each time I’ve visited Southern since applying for the scholarship, I’ve stopped by the Remembrance Garden, where light shines from every angle. I know that will be my spot on campus to reflect and breathe.”
We wish Regina all the best this fall and are so excited to watch her grow into a classroom of her own one day! Congratulations!