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Record amount of money awarded by the Lt. Paul J. Sullivan Scholarship Committee

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Eleanor Donato The 2022 Lieutenant Paul J. Sullivan Fellowship recipients. Back row – Claire Fabian, Eoin Morrissey, Aidan Flanigan, Catherine Fabian, Paul Leonelli, Martin Mont, Keefer Glenshaw. Front row – Maeve Walsh, Isabella Mecuri Hanna, Delanie Lombard, Kristen Coleman, Meredith Greene. Not Pictured – Elyanna Bell and Warren Stevens II

The following announcement was made by the Lt. Paul J. Sullivan Scholarship Committee:

Congratulations to the 54and Recipients of the Lt. Paul J. Sullivan Scholarship. A total of $34,500 was donated to these fifteen wonderful young men and women. The prizes were awarded on Sunday, May 22.

The Lt. Paul Sullivan Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce the winners of the 54and Scholarships.

Paul was a member of Sacred Heart Parish in Watertown and a 1961 graduate of St. Mary’s High School in Waltham. He was a 1965 graduate of Boston College. During these years, he participated in many sports teams in the region, especially in the fields of basketball and baseball. He worked for the Watertown Recreation Department as a park instructor. After graduating from college, Paul taught at West Jr. High School in Watertown and coached at Sacred Heart High School in Newton and St. Patrick’s High School in Watertown. He volunteered for the army, graduated from OCS and Ranger training. He was sent to Vietnam in early July 1968 and was killed in action on August 9, 1968. He leaves behind his wife, family and friends, all deeply touched by his life.

This scholarship was created in his memory by his family and friends to be awarded each year to the young person who best embodies the kind of person that Paul was. Over the years, 55 young men and women have been recognized as recipients of the Lt. Paul J. Sullivan Scholarship and another 250 young people have received recognition and financial assistance as finalists. Thousands of dollars have been spent on college scholarships, sponsorship of sports teams and support for youth programs.

2022 Scholarship Winners

Meredith Greene of Watertown, 2022 Lt. Paul J. Sullivan Fellowship WinnerWatertown High School, attending Boston College.

Christopher CJ Curtin of Waltham, Lt. Paul Sullivan Scholarship in Memory of Paul Cusick, Xaverian Brothers High School, attending Virginia Tech.

Maeve Walsh of Watertown, Lt. Paul J. Sullivan Scholarship in Memory of Sister Eileen Sullivan SBS, Mount Alvernia High School, attending Loyola of Baltimore.

Martin Mont de Waltham, Lt. Paul J Sullivan Scholarship in Memory of Father Robert Sullivan SSJ, Waltham High School, who attends Emmanuel College.

Catherine Fabian of Watertown, Lt. Paul Sullivan Scholarship in Memory of Alice Sullivan Anderson, Watertown High School, attending Grinnell College.

Claire Fabian of Watertown, Lieutenant Paul Sullivan Scholarship in memory of Rosemary “Rori” O’Grady, Watertown High School, attending Macalester College.

Aidan Flanagan of Watertown, Lt. Paul J. Sullivan Scholarship in Memory of Lt. Edward Walsh BFD., Catholic Memorial High School, attending WPI.

Keefer Glenshaw of Cambridge, Lt. Paul Sullivan Scholarship in Memory of Richard “Dick” Crowley, Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, attending Berklee School of Music

Delanie Lombard of Watertown, finalist for the Lieutenant Paul Sullivan Scholarship, Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, attending the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Paul Leonelli of Waltham, Lt. Paul Sullivan Award runner-up, Waltham High School, attending Boston College.

Isabella Mercuri Hanna of Watertown, Lt. Paul Sullivan Scholarship finalist, Mount Alvernia High School, attending Sacred Heart University.

Kristen Coleman of Watertown, Lieutenant Paul Sullivan Scholarship Finalist, St. Joseph Preparatory High School, attending St. Anselm’s College.

Eoin Morrissey of Watertown, Lieutenant Paul Sullivan Scholarship Award runner-up, Catholic Memorial High School, attending Wheaton College.

Elyanna Bell of New Orleans, Lt. Paul Sullivan Fellowship in Memory of Sister Eileen Sullivan SBS, St. Katherine Drexel Preparatory School, attending Southeastern State University in Hammond, Louisiana

Warren Stevens from New Orleans, LA, Lt. Paul J Sullivan Scholarship in Memory of Father Robert Sullivan SSJ, St. Augustine High School, attending Morehouse College

A record total of $34,500 was donated this year.