Congratulations Madeline!

We are pleased to share that Madeline Wolfe is the recipient of the 2020 Not In Our House scholarship. While at Lebanon High School, she worked on projects to promote action including a school walkout highlighting climate change, a feminine product drive for Upper Valley Haven, fundraising to support WISE, and a “wellness week” to improve student mental health and lower stress. As Madeline shared in her essay, "Initiatives make people aware of problems that they may not previously know of or realize the impact of, and thus they can create positive change."

The Not In Our House Fund was established by the Lebanon Girl's Lacrosse team in honor of beloved teacher Natalie Perriello who was killed by her husband in 2012. The team was inspired to provide extracurricular and community engagement opportunities to children who experienced domestic violence and/or sexual abuse in their homes. The fund now generously supports a scholarship award to a Lebanon High School senior. The scholarship is inspired by Natalie's deep commitment to education and is awarded to students seeking to create positive change in the community. 

We congratulate Madeline and wish her well as she transitions to higher education at Dartmouth College. In the WISE words of Michelle Obama, "You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world's problems at once but don't ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own."