2017 Avon-by-the-Sea Education Foundation High School Senior Scholarship

Congratulations to Elizabeth 'Ellie' Farrington, of Avon-by-the-Sea, winner of the 2017 Avon-by-the-Sea Education Foundation High School Senior Scholarship. Ellie is a dance major at Red Bank Regional High School's Visual and Performing Arts Academy. The daughter of Maureen and Paul Farrington, Ellie plans to matriculate to the University of Connecticut to study Physiology and Neurology.

In addition to information about their high school performance and community service involvement, scholarship applicants were asked to explain how the experience of growing up in Avon influenced their goals and plans. In Ellie's essay, she explained how her teachers at Avon Elementary school stressed the "importance of honesty, individuality and respect." The AEF scholarship recognized Ellie' exemplary community service, academic talent, and extracurricular participation. Among a pool of highly qualified candidates, Ellie's application best reflected the mission of the Avon-by-the-Sea Education Foundation.

On Wednesday, June 7, Foundation members Tess Nielsen (president), Peggy Oldakowsky (secretary), and Susan Annitto (board member), met with Ellie Farrington and her family at the Avon Library to award the $1,000 prize.

Avon-by-the-Sea Education Foundation is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization organized exclusively for charitable purposes. The purposes of the corporation are to:

  • Promote the advancement of community and public education for those who reside in the borough of Avon-by-the-Sea, New Jersey.

  • Secure and distribute grants and contributions from individuals, estates, government, corporations, foundations, and any other source for the educational benefit of the residents of the borough of Avon-by-the-Sea, New Jersey.

Your support will help bridge the gap between the educational needs of our community and currently available resources.