Students pursuing scholarships to give presentations Monday

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The Windham Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Brick Chapel on North Main Street in Windham.

The program will be presentations by four Windham High School seniors, Kelsey Meszaros, Katelyn Dean, Joshua Youngen and Britney Collins, as the final step in their pursuit of Windham Historical Society scholarships.

These scholarships are underwritten by the Stuart Higley Foundation, administered by descendants of one of Windham's founding families. The Higley Foundation has been a longtime benefactor of the historical society.

Kelsey will be talking about the history of Windham's oldest religious establishment, the Congregational Church.

Katelyn will speak on the topic of "Inspirational People Who Have Come from Windham."

Joshua has selected the topic of "The History of East Elementary School," built more than 50 years ago, and today the site of the Renaissance Family Center.

Britney will be profiling former teacher and athletic director Frances Davis, the woman who brought female athletics to Windham in the 1970s and still volunteers with the Windham High School athletic department.

Two of the applicants will be chosen to receive the Windham Historical Society scholarships, with the winners to be announced at the spring commencement ceremony.

The meeting is free and open to the public. The Society is always interested in obtaining, whether permanently or on loan, any object with relevance to Windham. Items of special interest include pictures, scrapbooks, ephemera, newspapers, advertising, tokens, school items, sports items, or family genealogy.

For more information on the Society, contact President Jodi Woolf at windhmhistpres@yahoo.com.

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