Julia FitzGerald ‘22 was recently awarded The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians’ Girls Catholic High School Scholarship. The scholarship recognizes recipients for volunteering in their communities and living the motto of friendship, unity and Christian charity. Julia, who is a resident of Middletown, surely fits that description. Julia volunteers regularly at her church’s soup kitchen and has been working closely with Clean Ocean Access, a local non-profit that works to inspire and educate the community to take action through environmentally responsible behaviors. Julia, who is also a Haney Scholar this year, worked with the organization to evaluate sea-level rise effects on the 17 shoreline access points in Portsmouth. She wrote a twenty-seven-page data report and will present her findings to the Portsmouth Town Council this December.
In an Abbey connection, Jennifer Dring, who works in the Operations Department at Portsmouth Abbey, is a member of The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians’; she presented Julia with her award during a recent School assembly.
I always try to be an active member of the Aquidneck Island community - Julia '22