Worcester Educational Development Foundation

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WPS Athletic Hall of Fame Committee Call for Volunteers

Were sports an important part of your high school career? Do you have a student athlete in the Worcester Public Schools? The Worcester Public Schools Athletic Hall of Fame Committee is seeking members to help identify outstanding alumni athletes and plan the spring banquet in May. Proceeds from the event support teams through the purchase …

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WEDF Announces Honorees for 11th Annual Distinguished Alumni & Friends of the Worcester Public Schools Awards

The Worcester Educational Development Foundation, Inc. (WEDF) is proud to announce the 2022 Class of Distinguished Alumni of the Worcester Public Schools. A celebration of their achievements will be held on October 27, 2022 at the College of the Holy Cross. Honorees are:Orlando Baxter – EntertainerNina Barber and Miriam Barber (posthumous) – EducatorsBrian D’Andrea – …

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WEDF Congratulates 2022 Scholarship and Award Recipients

Worcester Educational Development Foundation is pleased to announce 2022 scholarship and award recipients, including the Dr. Lee Gurel Award for Teaching and Learning Advanced Placement English, Elizabeth “Betty” Reidy Scholarships, the Nina and Miriam Barber Scholarship, North High Alumni Association Scholarships, and the Ryan P. Quinn Memorial Award. Dr. Lee Gurel Award Recipients: Bryce Maloney …

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Connected Scholars: 2022 Computer Scholarships

Last year, WEDF started Connected Scholars, a scholarship program that provides college-bound seniors with brand new laptops for graduation. In 2021, WEDF presented 31 seniors with computers; this year 50 seniors received them.  A recent grant for the class of 2023 has been received and WEDF will continue soliciting donations for this program. We extend …

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WEDF Announces Spring 2022 Mini-Grant Recipients

In Spring 2022, the Worcester Educational Development Foundation, Inc. funded more than $9,500 in mini-grants for educators in the Worcester Public Schools. The grants funded extraordinary projects to enhance and enrich teaching and learning in WEDF’s areas of focus: Arts and Culture, College and Career Readiness, Health and Wellness, and Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics. …

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WPS Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony to be Held on May 13, 2022

The Worcester Public Schools Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 13, 2022.  The ceremony will be held at Worcester Union Station.  A reception at 5:00 p.m. will be followed by dinner at 6:00 p.m. The WPS Athletic Hall of Fame selects and honors deserving athletes, coaches, teams, and other outstanding contributors …

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WEDF Welcomes New Board Members

Worcester Educational Development Foundation is pleased to announce four new additions to our Board of Directors.  See a full board list here. Jermoh Kamara, MPH, CHES Jermoh Kamara is a Worcester Public Schools graduate having attended Canterbury Street School, Sullivan Middle, and South High where she was a member of the National Honor Society and Vice …

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