RMHS ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP
The RMHS Alumni Scholarship fund was created by Michele Petrillo (class of '81) in May 2009. When Petrillo came up with the idea she immediately approached Kerry Moots (class of '84) who thought it was a great idea Since Moots had received a scholarship while at RMHS she felt it was important to give back.. Petrillo & Moots contacted the principal at RMHS Dr Jack and set up a meeting. Petrillo & Moots where so sadden to hear that the student had very few options for scholarships that their immediately committed to offer 2 scholarships for students each year starting in 2010. The scholarships would be a minimum of $1,500 each. Moots researched the different types of scholarships that were available and realized that there were no scholarships offered to students that have financial difficulties or hardship situations. So these 2 scholarship are for any student at RMHS that has been a student for at least 2 years, wants to further there education in a trade school, 2 year school or 4 year school. The fund is intended to help 2 students further their education that do not have the resources.
In June of 2009 Michele was contacted by the Orlando family and was asked if the RMHS ASF could also do a scholarship in the memory of Claudia Orlando. The family wanted the scholarship to go to a student that would like to become a teacher so the RMHS Claudia Orlando Teaching Scholarship was created. Starting in 2010 the RMHS ASF and the Orlando family are committed to awarding a least 1 scholarship per year in the amount of $250. We are hoping to be able to raise more money every year and be able to give out bigger scholarships and more scholarships.
The first fundraiser held was RMHS ALUMNI MULTI CLASS REUNION and was organized by Michele Petrillo, Dana Cardillo (class of '82) and Rocco Umbrino (class of '80) the fundraiser was held on June 12, 2009 at Cafe Tivoli in Ridgefield. This was the first RMHS ALUMNI MULTI CLASS REUNION and will be held annually.
The 2nd RMHS ALUMNI MULTI CLASS REUNION will be held on March 20, 2010 at Cafe Tivoli in Ridgefield.