Michael R. McMahon Scholarship Fund
Est. 2014 as a scholarship fund.
Shelton High School (SHS) mourned the untimely loss of an alum in the summer of 2007. Michael McMahon, a graduate of the class of 2005, tragically passed away in an automobile accident at the young age of 19. His parents, Michael Sr. (Mike) and Monica, created a scholarship at SHS to honor the memory oftheir son and to benefit graduates who shared his passion for the Italian language and culture.
Pleased with previous interactions with VCF through the NicolariGura Scholarship Fund, the McMahons established the Michael R. McMahon Scholarship Fund at the Foundation to ensure that Michael's legacy will live on and impact generations to come.
"Michael did a lot of things in his 19 years," said Mike. "He participated in soccer and track, and kept busy with his guitar, art, dancing, skiing, hiking, and biking. He took art classes with Shelton art teacher Bob Boroski, coached the Boys Gymnastics team and participated in gymnastics at Polly's School of Gymnastics in Stratford. He also broke the pole vaulting record at SHS (which had been held for 20 years when he exceeded it,) and which he held for the past 8 years until it was recently broken. He truly brought passion to whatever he did."
"This scholarship is in memory of our son, who had compassion for his family, a passion for music, language, and art, and a kind and gentle spirit," said Monica. "This Fund will honor his legacy long after we are gone."
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