10 Students Honored During 53rd Lt. Paul Sullivan Scholarship Ceremony

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Watertown’s Lt. Paul Sullivan was killed in Vietnam in 1968, and a scholarship in his name has been given out for 53 years.

The following announcement was provided by the Lt. Paul Sullivan Scholarship Committee:

The Lt. Paul Sullivan Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce the winners of the 53rd Scholarship awards.

Paul was a member of Sacred Heart Parish in Watertown and a graduate of St. Mary’s High School in Waltham in 1961.He was a 1965 graduate of Boston College.During those years he participated on many area athletic teams, most notably in the areas of basketball and baseball. He worked for the Watertown Recreation Department as a park instructor.

After his college graduation, Paul taught at the West Jr. High School in Watertown and coached at Sacred Heart High School in Newton and St. Patrick’s High School in Watertown. He volunteered for the Army, graduating from OCS and Ranger training.He was sent to Vietnam in early July 1968 and was killed in combat on August 9, 1968.He left behind his wife, his family, and his friends, all of whom had been deeply touched by his life.

This Scholarship was established in his memory by his family and friends to be awarded annually to that young person who best exemplifies the kind of person Paul was.Over the years, 54young men and women have been recognized as recipients of the Lt. Paul J. Sullivan Scholarship and 236 other young people have received recognition and financial assistance as finalists.Thousands of dollars have gone to college scholarships, sponsorship of athletic teams, and support of programs for youth.

Congratulations to the 53rd Lt. Paul J Sullivan Scholarship recipients.A total of $27,000 was presented to these ten wonderful young men and women.Awards were presented on Sunday, May 23 via Zoom.

Caiden Kiani of Watertown, 2020 Lt. Paul j. Sullivan Scholarship Winner, Watertown High School, attending Princeton University.

Emma Grady of Watertown, Lt. Paul Sullivan Scholarship in memory of Paul Cusick, Mt. Alvernia High School, attending Sacred Heart University.

David Manoukian of Watertown, Lt. Paul J. Sullivan Scholarship in memory of Michael Walsh, Watertown High School, attending University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Aidan Kirby of Belmont, Lt. Paul J Sullivan Scholarship in memory of Father Robert Sullivan SSJ, Boston College High School, attending Middlebury College.

Tyrin Laron Sykes of New Orleans, La., Lt. Paul J Sullivan Scholarship in memory of Father Robert Sullivan SSJ, St. Augustine High School, attending Illinois Wesleyan University.

Thomas Leonard of Watertown, Lt. Paul J. Sullivan Scholarship in memory of Lt. Edward Walsh BFD., Catholic Memorial High School, attending Union College.

Elaine Andrade of Watertown, Lt. Paul Sullivan Scholarship in memory of Sister Eileen Sullivan SBS, Watertown High School, attending Providence College.

Semaj Hollins of New Orleans, Lt. Paul Sullivan Scholarship in memory of Sister Eileen Sullivan SBS, St. Katherine Drexel Preparatory School, attending Loyola University of New Orleans.

Liam Reardon of Waltham, Lt. Paul Sullivan Scholarship in memory of Richard “Dick” Crowley, St. Joseph’s Prep, attending Marquette.

Teagan Young of Watertown, Lt. Paul Sullivan Scholarship in memory of Carmela Pagliaro, Ursuline Academy, School, attending Fairfield University.

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