2010 End of Year Report

To Our Marjot Friends:

Our letters must seem redundant to all of you BUT, yes, we have had another terrific year.  The Marjot scholars of 2009-2010 are now attending Middlebury, Lewis and Clark and Colorado Colleges.  One awardee from last year, Sam Levin from Great Barrington, MA, is applying to college now.  We will not know where he is headed until spring.

For the first time, we have three Massachusetts scholars, Eva Faber of Martha’s Vineyard studying blue claw crab habitat in Edgartown and Tisbury, Vincent Lin of Falmouth looking at leaf litter decomposition and the impact on the carbon cycle and Ellie Tedeschi, Emily Castro and Madeline O’Grady of Cohasset looking at nitrates and phosphates in Gulf River sea foam in local harbors.  All groups are headed to science fairs in the spring.

At our recent annual meeting, the trustees voted to fund four groups next year committing $18,000.  I am personally funding a student who wins the competition from Glens Falls High School, New York in honor of my mother who grew up there.  Other news is that the trustees elected Neil Moses as a new trustee and treasurer.  Neil has just been named as Chief Financial Officer of Dunkin Donuts, and is a very good friend and neighbor in Racing Beach, Falmouth.

I am attaching a recently received email from Dr. Andrew Jenzer. You can thank yourselves for the impact the early donations made on young men and women like him.  We have graduated doctors, dentists, architects, biologists and who knows what else?  We are working hard to improve our follow up with Marjot scholars.

We are in our twelfth year of funding and have supported over sixty students.  Quite simply put, without all of you, this would not have happened.

On behalf of all the trustees, thanks again.

Carol L. Reinisch, President

Caitlin Feehery