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“We Are Newtown” Scholarships To Help Students Pursue Careers In Education

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File photo of Newtown High School in 2013. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

File photo of Newtown High School in 2013. Photo by WTIC’s Matt Dwyer.

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) _ Four graduating seniors from Newtown High School will receive college scholarships to help them pursue careers in education.

The money is coming from the “We are Newtown” charity, which was formed by a group of local residents and businesses in the wake of the December shooting rampage at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. It has raised $200,000 so far and plans to give out $26,000 in scholarships each year.

A ceremony is planned for Saturday for the students chosen to receive the first four scholarships. Each will be introduced by a Sandy Hook teacher or family member of someone directly affected by the tragedy.

Much of the money raised came from the sale of “We Are Newtown” T-shirts.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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