On June 23rd the 2022 Awards ceremony was held at the Faith Prep School in New Milford. This year’s recipients attended Danbury High School, Brookfield High School and Faith Prep School. The following are this year’s recipients:

  • Afrah Rabi
  • Ben Bogues
  • Gianna Lusturani
  • Isabella Checco
  • Johanna Scallon
  • Sam Anderson
  • Samantha Chang
  • Brave Enough To Fail – two scholarships were awarded to Brave Enough to Fail

President, Filomena Magrino, kicked-off the ceremony and provided an overall explanation of Kiwanis and its mission to serve children. Filomena also described the club tradition of naming a scholarship after a member to honor their long-term dedication to children.

Tony DiPerrio presided over the awards. He is chair of the Awards Committe, along with committee member, Gary Kozak, (not pictured) evaluated the many applications for these awards. Tony explained the criteria for awarding the scholarships and the selection process.

Foster Crawford, club Secretary, also provided a historical view of Kiwanis and its mission to serve children.

Wayne Winsley of Faith Prep School spoke of his Brave Enough To Fail initiative. Wayne also presented the scholarship to the recipient from Faith Prep School. Also pictured here is Bob Budnik, long term Kiwanian, who assisted in the awards distribution.