Tri-County Seniors Celebrate Their Achievements at Trustees Annual Meeting
On March 10, 2008 the trustees of the Tri-County Scholarship Fund held their annual meeting at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, New Jersey. But this annual meeting was different. In addition to the traditional business portion of the meeting, all the graduating seniors of the seven high schools supported by Tri-County were invited to join the trustees at a congratulatory dinner in their honor.
Amid the splendor of the renovated mansion, renamed in honor of Tri-County founder Ed Hennessy, students, trustees and guests had the opportunity to share a meal and learn more about each other. In addition, the graduating seniors had the chance to share their hopes and dreams for their own futures.
Since it was near St. Patrick’s Day, guests were treated to the surprise visit of members of the Davis Academy of Irish Dance who put on a magical performance reminiscent of scenes from the famous Irish production Riverdance.
Two of the graduating class, Ms. Loren Salas and Mr. Edwin Maldonado, addressed the trustees and guests on behalf of their classmates. Edwin is the first person in his family to go to college.
As they left, there was a gift waiting for each graduate: an “off to college” goodie bag containing sheets, a calculator, books, pens, staplers, a gift card to Staples, notebooks, a key chain, donated by the trustees.
The festive night ended but the inspiration carries on and plans are underway to track this very special class of graduates as they make their mark in the world. Said the spouse of one trustee: “This is the best Tri-County event I have ever been to!”