Tuesday, June 09, 2009
Trading Caps for Flowers in Their Hair, Nine Charter School Students Graduate - 6/9/09 - Vineyard Gazette Online
Trading Caps for Flowers in Their Hair, Nine Charter School Students Graduate - 6/9/09 - Vineyard Gazette Online: "Jessey Myers’ community activism earned her two scholarships of $1,300 and $2,500 — the first scholarships ever awarded to a charter school student from the Permanent Endowment Fund of Martha’s Vineyard, a public charity that rewards philanthropy and funnels funds to nonprofit and community groups with the aim of improving the quality of life on the Island. Tears filled her eyes when she accepted the scholarships, which she will use to help pay for her education at Mitchell College in the fall. “That was the only reason I wasn’t going to go to school — if I didn’t get scholarships,” she said, her face wet with tears. “Now I feel relieved.”"