2017 VSMF Bunnell High School Scholarship Winner, Jessica Taliercio!

Congratulations to our Bunnell High School scholarship recipient of 2017, Jessica Taliercio! Jessica is a Stratford senior and will be attending Quinnipiac University this fall. She is majoring in Mathematics in the 5 year Secondary Education program.

Jessica told us, “I am truly honored and so blessed to say that I was awarded with the Vicki Soto Memorial Fund Scholarship! Words cannot express how grateful I am. I want to thank the Soto family and all who are involved in the foundation for giving me such an amazing opportunity. I cannot wait to be a part of all you do. This award means more to me than you know. I promise that I will work hard in school and one day be the best teacher I can be. Vicki is such an inspiration to me. She is a true hero and I hope I can be just like her and follow in her footsteps. I promise I will carry on her legacy and I will continue to follow her mantra “Live. Laugh. Love.” every day. I am so excited to become a teacher and inspire the youth, as Vicki inspires me.”

Jessica’s scholarship application and essay stood out from the rest. When we first met her for an interview, we knew she was the right person for this scholarship. We are already so proud and honored to have Jessica as part of our Team Vicki family. We know she will be an exceptional teacher and carry on Vicki’s legacy. We wish Jessica all the best in college this fall!