GRANBY BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING HIGHLIGHTS

• Kindergarten enrollment is continually being monitored. There are currently 122 students registered with seven Open Choice slots. If all seven Open Choice students register, the number will be 129 (125 projected). 

Lights! Camera! Action! Introducing the new GMHS TV Studio

With visionary thinking from the Granby Public Schools and strong financial backing from the Granby Education Foundation (GEF) and Al Wilke, a state-of-the-art TV studio will be built at the Granby Memorial High School beginning this fall.

Granby Educators Honored

Throughout the 2020-2021 school year donations were made to the Granby Education Foundation (GEF) in honor of the educators shown below. As part of the GEF’s mission is to encourage educational excellence, the Foundation is thrilled to recognize the efforts of these individuals.

RTC scholarship awarded

At its meeting on July 22, the Granby Republican Town Committee awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Jordan Rijkse, a 2021 graduate of Granby Memorial High School who demonstrated excellence in academics, leadership and community involvement. Jordan will attend Boston College this fall to study biology and pre-medicine.

Freshman year of college during COVID-19

The Granby Memorial High School class of 2020 had its senior year cut short as the pandemic first surged in March, now over a year-and-a-half ago. Much of that class are now entering sophomore year of college, having started freshman year at the height of the pandemic in the fall of 2020.

CBG/Drummer awards scholarship

GMHS graduate Grace Lemoine, left, was presented the Citizens for a Better Granby college scholarship from Board Chair Kathy Norris. She also received a copy of Tempest in a Small Town by local historian Mark Williams.

Sylvia Davis Fine Arts Scholarship award

It was a banner year for the Fine Arts Charity that was established in 2017 in memory of Sylvia Davis Patricelli. She was an internationally recognized portrait painter who lived with her husband and daughter in Granby for four years after leaving her home country of Australia.

2021 GMHS Graduation & Prom

Graduation and prom photos by Doreen McWhirter & Kelly Hennessey