As you will see below, Mrs. Martineau has some exciting news to share.
This news brings mixed feelings and with them, a quest to find just the right parting gift that would honor Mrs. Martineau perfectly.
Mrs. Martineau is a woman of boundless energy. She optimizes service leadership and commitment to Catholic education. She has shared 37 years of her precious life with Trinity High School and St. Joseph Regional Jr. High School. This parting gift would have to speak to that selfless devotion.
One afternoon, earlier in the school year, she shared with me that for many years of her career, Catholic educators at St. Joe's used part of their humble salaries to fund the tuition of particular children. Immediately, I knew a scholarship fund in her name and dedicated to those who served beside her would be the most fitting gift of all.
As you are aware, a Catholic education is an investment in the children's experience today and a lifetime of skills and attributes including service work. For some of our students, past, present and future, this type of school experience would not be possible but will undoubtedly change the trajectory of their lives. They will make lasting friendships, build confidence and skill and develop unshakeable faith in the pivotal years of adolescence.
So, Families, I invite you to help us build the Pauline D. Martineau Catholic Educators Scholarship Fund. To date, with just three donations, the scholarship has $9,050. Our goal is $25,000, that would allow us to distribute two $2,500 scholarships to St. Joe's and more in the future. I have several meetings in the next few weeks with benefactors who know Mrs. Martineau and would like to contribute.
Please share this link with others, especially alumni, and help us by donating by going to the link below or send checks (
marked scholarship fund on the memo line) of any amount to us at the school by way of the students or mail to:
St. Joseph Regional Jr. High School
148 Belmont Street
Manchester, NH 03103
c/o Mrs. Martineau Scholarship Fund