Staples Tuition Grants turns 75 years old this year.
To celebrate, the organization — which last year provided over $300,000 in scholarships to 115 Staples High School seniors and graduates with financial need — threw a fundraising party this month.
The event met its goal: over $75,000 in donations. (For 75 years — get it?).
One of the night’s highlights was a video. Produced by talented Westport filmmaker (and Staples grad) Doug Tirola, it featured well-known residents and SHS alums like Christopher Jones, Justin Paul, Ned Batlin, Linda Bruce, Jessica Branson, Miggs Burroughs, Anne Hardy, Dan Donovan and Maggie Mudd. They offered insights into their own scholarships and those named for loved ones, plus thoughts on the importance of college and life.
The video — filled joy and heartache, humor and love — is well worth the 8 minutes. Enjoy!
(For more information on Staples Tuition Grants, or to donate, click here.)