Worcester Educational Development Foundation

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WEDF Welcomes New Board Member

Worcester Educational Development Foundation is pleased to announce a new addition to our Board of Directors.  See a full board list here. Ginny Pitcher Ginny Pitcher is the Director of Marketing & Corporate Communications for Greenwood Industries, the largest commercial roofing and building envelope solutions provider in the Northeast. Ms. Pitcher is responsible for the company’s brand …

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There is Magic in the Air

Gather a group of urban youth, insert an extraordinary coach, form a team, add magic, and off they are, headed to Orlando/Disney for the KSA Basketball Tournament December 26 – 30. To make this once in a lifetime dream come true, North High School basketball coach Al Pettway and his team ambitiously raised money for …

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What has the Class of 2022 been up to this fall?

As we wrap up the first half of the 2022-2023 school year, we’re still celebrating our recent graduating Worcester Public Schools class of 2022!  Every year we are impressed by the paths chosen by our seniors. Whether it is employment, college, military service, or technical training, we congratulate the Class of 2022 and their parents, …

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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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