David H. Marsland Memorial Scholarship
The David W. Marsland Scholarship was established in memory of David Marsland, who passed away on October 14, 1994. This scholarship was established to remember a man who was a 25-year veteran teacher and Department Chairman here at Woodstock Academy. In addition to his many years as a teacher in the Business Department, Mr. Marsland was a very talented artist who had his work on display in many local shows and galleries. The David W. Marsland Scholarship is given annually to a graduating senior at Woodstock Academy who is planning to pursue additional studies in the field of Business or Art.
Nelson Morse Memorial Fund
The Nelson Morse Fund supports the Most Deserving Senior Boy Award, established by Sydney Morse in memory of his father, Nelson Morse, at the time of Sidney’s passing in 1935. Nelson Morse was a farmer and blacksmith from North Woodstock who was a great supporter of education. His son, Sydney, schooled at Yale and became a professor at the Williston Academy in East Hampton, Massachusetts, a school which many Woodstock Academy male graduates attended for college preparatory study many years ago. This award is chosen annually by the faculty to honor a Woodstock Academy graduating male senior, and a resident of Woodstock who, in the judgment of the faculty is the most deserving, based on purpose, scholarship, and character.
Kristina Noé Memorial Scholarship
The Kristina Noé Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Kristina Noé by her family and friends in 1997. Kristina was a graduate of Woodstock Academy, class of 1989, and went on to graduate from Syracuse University in 1993. In March 1994 she lost her life as a victim to a highway accident when she was en route to an internship appointment in Ohio. Kristina was also planning to start her graduate study, pursuing her interests in nature preservation and animal rehabilitation. As a Woodstock Academy student, Kristina was chosen to be a charter member of the Academy’s “Natural Helpers” peer assistance team. She was an individual who eagerly responded to and was always ready to serve the needs of others. This memorial scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who exemplifies Kristina’s personal characteristics and has elected to continue their education in a field related to Kristina’s interests.
Charles, Millicent, and Richard Noren Memorial Scholarship
The Charles, Millicent & Richard Noren Memorial Scholarship was established by Judge Noren shortly before his untimely death and is supported by relatives and friends of the Noren family. Judge Noren served as a member of the Academy Board of Trustees for several years and was a past president of the Board of Trustees. This memorial scholarship is presented annually to graduates who have demonstrated a commitment to academic study and earned admission to an institution of higher learning as a result of realizing the value of their Academy education, as well as their academic potential.
William L. Parkerton Memorial Music Award
The William L. Parkerton Memorial Award is given to a deserving music student in recognition of the individual’s talent and over-all commitment to music. William Parkerton was a graduate of Woodstock Academy, Class of 1962. He enthusiastically contributed his musical talents throughout his high school years as a vocalist and clarinetist. He later graduated from Dartmouth College in 1966 and then entered the Peace Corps, serving in India until 1968. While William did not pursue music as a vocation, his love of music remained a major part of his life. He participated in several musical plays and he was a member of the Unitarian Society of New Haven Chorus, the Unitarian Church of Hartford Chorus and the New Haven and Hartford Chorale. William lost his life in April 1994 after a battle with cancer. His family and friends are pleased to support this music award in his memory and in his honor.
Winifred Potter Wiltsie Fund
Martha G. Paul Memorial Scholarship
The Martha G. Paul Scholarship was established by her family to commemorate and honor a woman who lived her short life to its fullest. Throughout her life, Martha Paul was always helping someone overcome a personal struggle, giving her love, compassion and assistance in any way that she could to make their lives better. This scholarship is awarded to a student at Woodstock Academy who, had she had the opportunity, Martha Paul might have helped to overcome adversity in his or her life to allow them to graduate from high school and continue on to college.
Abraham & Evelyn Rodensky Memorial Scholarship Award
Abraham & Evelyn Rodensky Memorial Scholarship Award for Excellence in Writing
This scholarship is given in memory of his mother by Mr. Abraham Rodensky, a long standing member of the Board of Trustees of Woodstock Academy. Mrs. Rodensky emigrated from Ukraine in 1907. Her dedication to the written word and her desire to see that people would appreciate the beauty and significance of the literary form, best describes the characteristics of the individual who is selected for this honor.
Bud Rondeau Memorial Scholarship
Bud Rondeau was a well-known Woodstock resident and very much appreciated automotive mechanic. His family and friends established this memorial scholarship in his name to be given to a Woodstock Academy graduate who has demonstrated a sense of industry and who plans to continue in a vocational/technical field.
Clifford Spelman Boys Tennis Sportsmanship Award
This award was established by Mr. Clifford Spelman, a former faculty member at Woodstock Academy who began the boys’ tennis program at the Academy in 1986 and coached the team for 16 years. This award recognizes the player who shows a true dedication for the game of tennis, understands the idea of teamwork, respects the rules of the game and brings honor to Woodstock Academy by their performance on and off the court. The recipient shall be a senior who has participated on the varsity level for at least two years; has demonstrated exemplary sportsmanship as a member of the team; has made both athletic and leadership contributions to the team; and has been accepted into an institution of higher learning.
John R. Suleski, Jr. Memorial Golf Awards
The John R. Suleski, Jr. Memorial Golf Awards were established by the Suleski family in memory of John R. Suleski, Jr., a 1982 Academy graduate. These awards recognize the Most Valuable Senior Golfer and the Most Improved Senior Golfer and are given annually at the Senior Athletic Awards Banquet in June.
Gerry Suprenant Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of this Woodstock Academy graduate of the Class of 1996. While at the academy, Gerry played soccer and raced motorcycles. He was a student who exerted true effort in his studies and really appreciated the friends he made while studying here. Gerry was a student at Eastern Connecticut State University until he was killed on his way home from classes in a tragic car accident at the age of 22. The recipient of this award must be a student who, in the eyes of his teachers, has shown true effort in his or her studies and will be attending Eastern Connecticut State University.
Alfred C. Warren Soccer Sportsmanship Award
This award was established in honor of Alfred C. Warren by his family to recognize those players who show a true love for the game of soccer, understand the foundation of teamwork, respect the rules of competition, and bring honor to Woodstock Academy by their perforemance on and off the field. The recipient of this award shall be a senior who has been a member of the varsity team for at least two years; has demonstrated exemplary sportsmanship as a member fo the team; made both athletic and leadership contributions to the team; and shall have been accepted into an institution of higher learning.
Marvin K. & Susan Weed Sherman Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established to honor and commemorate two outstanding Wodostock Academy Alumni. The scholarship is awarded to a senior who is continuing on to higher education and is alternated between concentrations in nursing, music, physical education, and agriculture. Recipients are considered on the basis of financial need, citizenship, and scholarship.
Donald B. Williams & Hope K. Williams Scholarships
The Donald and Hope Williams Scholarships are awarded to members of the senior class who have exhibited outstanding academic performance as students of Woodstock Academy. The individuals selected have demonstrated their commitment to excellence and willingness to accept the challenge presented to them during their tenure at the Academy. These young men and women have excelled as students, as active participants in the Academy community through service to others, and as leaders. This award is distributed annually to the Valedictorian, Salutatorian, Girls’ and Boys’ Yale Honor Cup recipients and to the winner of the Kathryn Robertson Essay.
Michael Wlaskiewicz Memorial Scholarship
The Michael Wlaskiewicz Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of an Academy graduate, class of 1982, who met with his untimely death at the age of 24. Following his graduation from the Academy, Michael worked in the field of sales. His winning smile and willingness to help others made him a great salesperson. He loved people and life to the fullest. His family and friends honor his memory in awarding a scholarship in his name to a graduating Academy student who plans to pursue higher education in the field of business.
Woodstock Academy Alumni Association Scholarship
The Alumni Association Scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving member of the senior class selected by a sub-committee of the Alumni Association. The scholarship is available by application and is awarded to a senior who: is a member of the class in good standing; shows evidence of good scholarship, excellent character and integrity; and has been admitted to a post-secondary program or college. Financial need may also be considered. It is the hope that, when possible, the scholarship may be awarded to a student in cases where the scholarship may serve as the incentive for said student to pursue further their education where they may not otherwise have taken the opportunity to do so.