WOODBURY — Erin Classey has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship by the Pomperaug Valley Garden Club of Woodbury.

Erin is a senior at Nonnewaug High School where she has been an active member of the girls’ basketball, field hockey and track teams and was a leader in the Wingman/Harbor Program.

Erin participated in the Leo Club and volunteered at the Harold Leever Cancer Center. She spent three years on the Student Council and is a member of the National Honor Society. She will attend the University of New Hampshire and plans to major in environmental science.

In her essay she wrote, “It is a passion of mine to live as sustainably as possible, and also encourage others to do so. Environmental conservation is extremely important to me, which is why I plan on majoring in environmental science, in hopes of making a difference on the environment. 

“I have been involved with a mentor ship program with Litchfield Land Trust. There, I gained a great deal of hands-on experience, as we explored invasion species, animal life, habitat protection, and living sustainability. This experience furthered by understanding and interest in pursuing environmental science, while being mentored by environmental experts.”

The Pomperaug Valley Garden Club is a charter member of the Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut and National Garden Clubs. 

The club sponsors speakers at monthly meetings, garden-oriented field trips, civic beautification and educational outreach projects in Woodbury and a scholarship program.

Those seeking information regarding membership may visit www.pomperaugvalleygc.org.

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