Local teen uses pajamas to raise money for kids with cancer
Young leukemia survivor Sophie Lenschow has once again used pajamas to help other children with cancer. On Feb. 10, Lenschow is asking that Greenwich High School students donate $1 to wear their jammies to class. The money raised will go to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford.
People can also give at https://give.connecticutchildrens.org/ team/474305. As of Monday, more than $1,200 had been raised through the page. Last year, Lenschow held a similar fundraiser through the Greenwich schools that raised $11,565 to help kids battling cancer at Connecticut Children’s.
At Home turns 15
Marking its 15th anniversary, the community organization “At Home in Greenwich” has been helping older adults to thrive at home since its launch on Jan. 26, 2008.
At Home in Greenwich was an ambitious idea back in 2006 when Marylin Chou read an article Beacon Hill Village, a Boston-based organization established to support and empower older adults to live independently in their homes. Chou and Wellesley classmate Mimi Kayden traveled to Boston to learn more about the program.
Chou, together with a number of prominent Greenwich residents including town officials, launched the not-for-profit organization “At Home in Greenwich” using the Beacon Hill Village model.
During the luncheon to launch the new community group, Stephen Jones, then medical director of the Center for Healthy Aging at Greenwich Hospital, said in opening remarks, “the launching of this initiative is a wave of the future, a concept so simple, yet profound, that promises to enhance the quality of life and health of our growing senior population.”
Board members of At Home are actively planning events throughout the year to celebrate the 15th anniversary. These events include the annual meeting on April 18, a luncheon honoring the founders, a festive gathering under a tent on June 2, a “summer cruise to nowhere” and a benefit on Sept. 29 at the Delamar Hotel. Anyone interested in learning more about At Home is encouraged to call the office at 203-4222342 or visit the website at www.athomeingreenwich.org.
The At Home office is on the second floor of the recently-named Steeple Common adjacent to the Second Congregational Church, 139 East Putnam Ave.
Employee of the month named
Angie Kaether, the customer service representative in the first selectman’s office, has been named the town’s employee of the month for January. According to the weekly newsletter from First Selectman Fred Camillo, Kaether “is the one answering the phone, helping people in need of assistance when they come to the office, preparing all our proclamations and certificates of recognition and basically keeping the first selectman’s office running. We would not be able to do the work serving the public without her and that was especially true at the end of last year when she was literally doing the work of two people while some open positions were being filled. She is immensely deserving of this honor and I was proud to be able to give her this special thank you for all of the hard work she’s done and is continuing to do,” Camillo wrote.
Riverside student named to dean’s list
McMillan Graham of Riverside has been named to the fall 2022 dean’s list at Wofford College in South Carolina.
To be named to the dean’s list, a student must be enrolled for at least 12 semester hours of graded courses and attain a semester grade point average of 3.6 or higher.
Wofford College, established in 1854, is a fouryear, residential liberal arts college in Spartanburg, S. C. It offers 27 major fields of study to a student body of 1,800 undergraduates.
Greenwich Academy student scores at sailing
Helena Borcherding, a freshman at Greenwich Academy, competed in the North American Sailing Championships which took place Jan. 15 to 17 in Coconut Grove, Fla. Borcherding and her crew, Violet Martin, won top Female Boat and placed second overall in the regatta. They have qualified to represent the United States this summer at Jr. Europeans (Poland) and Worlds (Turkey) competitions.
Five Greenwich students honored at Holy Cross
Five students from Greenwich were named to the Fall 2022 Dean’s List at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass.
The students are Avery Byrne, of Greenwich, member of the class of 2025; Lydia Fullerton, of Old Greenwich, member of the Class of 2026; Christina Marciano, of Greenwich, member of the Class of 2024; Teresa Marciano, of Greenwich, member of the Class of 2026; and Brendan O’Brien, of Cos Cob, member of the Class of 2025.
To qualify, students must pass four or more letter-graded courses with no failing grades during the semester and earn a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
Two Greenwich students earn dean’s list honors
A pair of Greenwich area students have been named to the dean’s list at
Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, for the fall semester. The students are Bradley Negrin, of Old Greenwich, and Sela Turkel, of Riverside.