Due to the pandemic, the Avon Land Trust was not able to present the annual Hugh Blanchard Scholarships in person this year. Sadly there was no handshake, no handing over of the scholarship checks, no face-to-face congratulations, no photos. Instead, we simply and proudly recognize…

Krishna Donger,  Justin Shieh, and Sanjana Nistala

for their commitments to land stewardship and the natural world, and we wish them well in their academic pursuits — all three of them will be attending the University of Connecticut!

The Hugh Blanchard Scholarships are named after one of the members who founded the Avon Land Trust back in 1973. Hugh and his wife Dottie cared deeply for preserving Avon’s natural resources to benefit future generations.

Written by Susan Rietano Davey