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Groton Community School is sponsoring two scholarships for former students


GROTON — Groton Community School is proud to sponsor two annual scholarships this year, which are awarded to graduating high school seniors who attended our school as young children. We are very happy to honor our school alumni, and also to acknowledge two special young men who are near and dear to us. Each had a profound impact at very different stages of his life.

The Groton Community School Scholarship in Memory of Taylor Benjamin Young is now in its seventh year. Taylor was a beloved and treasured Groton Community School student who lost his life at the tender age of four. The scholarship is awarded to one high school senior who exemplifies the qualities demonstrated by Taylor during his life, especially his kind and caring nature, and his curiosity and enthusiasm for school.

Our second scholarship, is in memory of Christopher Barton, the son of Daniel and Alisa Barton. Christopher, was a personable and brilliant young man, whose important work in cancer research has guided future research and improved the lives of many. The award recipient of The Groton Community School Scholarship in Memory of Christopher Barton will exemplify Christopher’s qualities of scientific inquiry and achievement in math, with interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) related pursuits, and desire to make a difference in the lives of others.

The deadline to apply for the scholarship is drawing near so we hope that all eligible and interested high school seniors take the time to apply. All applications must be received by Friday, March 30. For more information regarding either scholarship, please visit our website:

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