Celebrations by students, volunteers in Greenwich

St. Roch meets for a family picnic

GREENWICH – St. Roch Church in Chickahominy held their annual family picnic on Sunday October 6th. This year the event was dedicated to the volunteers who make the Church’s many events possible, including the popular Carnival and the festival in August.

Rev. Carl D. McIntosh honored the many picnic volunteers with awards for their work over the past year.

ESF summer camps go to Greenwich Catholic

ESF summer camps will be relocated to Greenwich Catholic School for Summer 2020 and beyond after 27 years at Greenwich Academy.

“We are excited to officially call the Greenwich Catholic School campus our new home,” said Michael Rouse, CEO and Co-Founder of ESF. “ESF works year round to develop innovative and cutting-edge offerings for our campers and this move to GCS meets the growing demand for these unparalleled bespoke programs.”

The new location will give campers access to “extensive facilities on campus” and encourage our general commitment to youth development, “he said.

ESF offers a summer curriculum for boys and girls aged 3 to 15.

The ESF camps have access to a variety of facilities for fun camp experiences in rain or shine. Campers will enjoy two pools, sports fields, art studios, playgrounds, STEM laboratories, maker spaces and tennis courts. GCS indoor and outdoor pools will allow the ESF to offer additional Red Cross certified swimming lessons and more swimming time for campers.

“The longstanding and significant commitment of the ESF to youth appeals to us because of the synergy with the mission of our school,” said Mario Gaztambide, chairman of the board of directors of Greenwich Catholic School.

Early enrollment begins on November 12th. Please visit www.esfcamps.com/greenwich for more information.

Local students enroll at universities

Hundreds of students from all over Greenwich enrolled in colleges and universities across the country this fall.

Andrew Carlson of Cos Cob and Elizabeth Essaid of Old Greenwich are among these new students. Both are freshmen enrolled at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY. You joined a class of 474 students this fall.

The 2021 class at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania includes the following local students: Mitchell Finkelstein of Greenwich; Katherine Turkeltaub from Riverside; Quentin Schubert of Old Greenwich; Timothy Hanna of Old Greenwich; Sabrina Trabish of Greenwich; Yusef Abaza of Greenwich; Leila Schneider from Greenwich; Alexandra Farricker of Greenwich; Ella Morrissey of Greenwich; Frederick Tucker of Old Greenwich; and Mitchell Katz of Greenwich.

At Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, freshmen and transfer students spent an afternoon traveling to 50 locations in the greater Nashville area to do community service. The event called SERVE allows students to immerse themselves in their new hometown. Two local students who attended were Julia Bibeault from Greenwich and Samuel Nadler from Old Greenwich.

At the University of Vermont, Burlington, Greenwich-based incoming student Lillian Grady and more than 270 freshmen, led by 76 upper-class executives, began their UVM experience by participating in TREK, a seven-day freshman enrichment program sponsored by the Department for university student life.

Grady participated in White Water Kayaking, which gives incoming students the opportunity to hone existing skills or develop basic paddling skills while exploring Maine’s Kennebec River. Groups spent days on the water and riverside camping in the evenings, learning about kayak paddling, river hydrology, safety and life at UVM.

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