Community Channel: Firefighters give to Burn Camp, Happily married...
Published 1:30 pm, Friday, June 30, 2017
The Westport Firefighters Charitable Foundation recently presented a check to the Connecticut Burns Care Foundation “Children’s Burn Camp.”
Kathleen Gerrity, executive director of the Connecticut Burns Care Foundation, accepted the $1,700 donation from Theodore Crawford, president of WUFCF. The donation was made possible from the Westport Firefighters Annual Golf Tournament held in May of this year.
The annual golf tournament is one of WUFCF’s main fundraisers each year, the proceeds of which are distributed among various charities in the local area. This year, almost 100 golfers participated in the tournament, which was held at The Links at Longshore.
Miami University in Oxford, Ohio awarded 3,683 degrees to students — including three Westport natives — during spring commencement exercises May 13.
Molly Barreca received a bachelor’s degree in strategic communication; Ryan Moran received a Bachelor of Science in Business, majoring in supply chain and operations management; and Chase Steinke received a Bachelor of Science in Business, majoring in accountancy.
Schafrann attended Staples High School and is a clinical extern in Manhattan for the Anxiety and Mood Disorders Center at the Child Mind Institute. She graduated from the University of Michigan with honors and received a master’s degree in school psychology and is a fourth-year doctoral candidate in the Combined School-Clinical Child Psychology Program at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University.
She is a daughter of Richard and Amy Schafrann of Westport. Her father is an investment banker and her mother is the president of College Strategy Horizons and a member of the board of directors of Norwalk Hospital.
Diamond is an associate in electronic trading for Goldman Sachs in Manhattan. He also graduated from the University of Michigan.
He is a son of Rabbi Mark and Lois Diamond of Encino, Calif. His mother, a registered nurse, is the manager of Clinical Medical Review and Provider Appeals at Health Net of California. His father is a lecturer in the Department of Jewish Studies at Loyola Marymount University and a professor of practical rabbinics at the Academy for Jewish Religion California.
To be included on the dean’s list, full-time students must have completed 12 or more credits for letter grades during a semester and achieved at least a 3.30 quality-point average.
Seaman recruit Margot Witter, a Weston native and graduate of Recruit Training Command, Division 194, earned the Military Excellence Award as the top sailor on June 23.
The Navy Club of the United States Military Excellence Award is the top award presented to the number one recruit of their graduating training group. The MEA is awarded to the recruit that best exemplifies the qualities of enthusiasm, devotion to duty, military bearing and teamwork.
The award placed Witter at the pinnacle of today’s newest sailors; she was awarded a flag letter of commendation for her achievements.
Witter joined the U.S. Navy to continue a family tradition of military service and to start a career in nuclear power. Her aspirations for joining the Navy started in the days following the 9/11 attacks.
After graduation, Witter will attend Nuclear Machinist’s Mate “A” School in Charleston, S.C., followed by Nuclear Propulsion School and finally, prototype training. Machinist’s mate duties in nuclear propulsion plants include operating reactor control, propulsion and power generation systems.
Witter will be able to choose between serving on an aircraft carrier or volunteering for submarine duty.