This summer we’ve been catching up with all of the past Victoria Soto Memorial Scholarship winners to see how things are going. Next up we talked to Katelyn Root, one of the 2016 Bunnell High School scholarship recipients.
Katelyn has been busy this summer working three jobs: as a nanny, waitress, and desk attendant at the gym. Back at school (Eastern Connecticut State University), she has been working as a student leader at Eastern’ s Center for Community Engagement, where she coordinates volunteer programs, orientates volunteers and works closely with community partners.
Katelyn said, “This semester I will start my position as Secretary for the Education honor society, as well as continue to volunteer around Willimantic. Serving the community and working with children definitely assures me I have made the right career path, as I think of Vicki always and love what I do just like she did.”
We are so proud of Katelyn for keeping Vicki’s legacy close to her heart and perusing her dreams of becoming a teacher. We wish her all the best next semester!