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William T. Gualtiere '21 is awarded the Phillip A. Lauria Scholarship

By his enthusiastic engagement in the mission of Fairfield Prep, William T. Gualtiere '21 has been awarded the Phillip A. Lauria Scholarship. Through the generosity of the Lauria Family and in the name of Phillip (Phil) A. Lauria of the Prep Class of 2005, this scholarship was established in Phil’s memory. Phil was a true “Man for Others" who lived and learned with integrity, ethics, kindness, religious values and respect for others, as Will has in his Prep years.

As a giving and faith-filled young person, Will’s record of ministry service in support of others and his scholarship are exemplary. He has served the Fairfield Prep community by his dedication to Campus Ministry and Retreat Leadership, having led Prep's Freshman Retreat, Sophomore Retreat, Kairos Retreat and Senior Ignatian Movie Retreat. Will’s deep sense of mission inspired him to become the Co-director for this year’s Freshman Retreat in developing and directing a multi-day retreat program for the entire freshman class. 

In the school community, Will has served as a Peer Tutor and Open House volunteer, and has shared his acting and musical talents as a fixture in Prep’s Drama, Select Choir and Liturgical Music programs. In the wider community Will has volunteered at Spooner House and with the CT Challenge. His openness to growth and vitality of faith were recognized at his recent graduation in being awarded the St. Francis Xavier, S.J. Award, which honors a student who by his choices and actions has taken advantage of the full array of opportunities and experiences offered throughout his four years at Prep. William will continue his mission to learn and serve others as he begins his college years at Fordham University in the fall.

Photo info from left to right: Phil and Elaine Lauria, Will Gualtiere '21, President Christian J. Cashman, Principal Tommy de Quesada.

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