2016 Vicki Soto Memorial Scholarship recipients

The 2016 Vicki Soto Memorial Scholarship recipients are Katelyn Root of Bunnell High School, who will be attending Eastern Connecticut State University in the fall and Olivia Mastroluca of Stratford High School, who will be attending Fairfield University in the fall.

Marley Roberts.

Marley Roberts

The Vicki Soto Memorial Scholarship committee also chose a national recipient, from a pool of more than 45 applications from 26 different states: Marley Roberts of Albuquerque, N.M., who will be attending Northern Arizona University.

All graduating seniors will be majoring in education.

2014 scholarship recipient Emily McKay, Katelyn Root and Mathew Soto.

2014 scholarship recipient Emily McKay, Katelyn Root and Mathew Soto.

Mathew Soto, Olivia Mastroluca and 2014 scholarship recipient Maggie Bodginton.

Mathew Soto, Olivia Mastroluca and 2014 scholarship recipient Maggie Bodginton.

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  • xxx

    Another year of publicity and another year of only 5% raised going to the actual scholarships…not cool.

  • Joe Pedoto

    XXX: Can you confirm – with any data at all – your claim that only 5% of what was raised went to the scholarships?

    Or are you just another angry, anonymous troll who seeks to besmirch a family that has undergone a horrific tragedy? Please produce the bank records to back up what you say…or apologize!

    I think it’s awful how this family is attacked again and again by people like you and the Sandy Hook “truthers.” Evidence again that there is no limit to the depths to which some despicable people will descend.

    • Students need help not scams

      Ask them for their 990 to confirm for yourself, as a non profit it is public record. Remember Bernie Madoff was really nice when he asked for money as well…do your research, it’s 5%. I think it’s a disgrace to kids who need this money, and the people who truly believe they are giving money for a schoolship when it is whatever they want to buy or donate to on a whim or political favor…and it’s getting worse. Now $500 for tolls…where are the “tolls” in Stratford…no where that I know of.

      • Joe Pedoto

        I think it is shocking that Melvin Mason, Editor of the Stratford Star allows anonymous Internet trolls like you, SNHNS to post attacks on the Soto Family.

        You, like many other anonymous posters here, can’t stand the light of day. Post your accusations with your real name, make them known to your employer, your neighbors and all the town.

        Of course, you won’t because then people will know what a disgusting liar you are. You’re comparing the Sotos with Madoff? You are simply an awful person. You are a despicable coward to hide behind SNHNS.

        Don’t just claim you’ve got ‘proof’– post it online for all of us to see!

        Melvin, I ask that you delete posts anonymously attacking the Sotos. This family has suffered enough without this nonsense.

      • Joe Pedoto

        SNHNS: If what you say is true, why hasn’t the Soto family been arrested like Kansas resident Robert Terry Bruce who defrauded donors to a Sandy Hook charity that he set up after the tragedy? He used nearly $30K for his personal expenses. You see, when someone actually breaks the law, there are consequences…

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