SOUTH BURLINGTON-Since 2001, University Mall has awarded local students over a quarter of a million dollars in scholarships courtesy of owners Bill Finard, Todd Finard, and Rob Hughes of Finard Properties.
Brooke Connor, daughter of Marian and Paul Connor of Bridport, is a senior at Middlebury Union High School. She received a scholarship from the Finards. She has volunteered for over a decade with the Otter Creek Basin Student History Club, reaching out to her community as a tour guide and through hands-on historic reenactments.
Connor has been in the news since 2008, recognized for her work with dozens of community organizations including Rotary, VFW, and Governor's Institute. She plans to attend St. Michael's College.
MUHS senior Brooke Connor of Bridport receiving a recent certificate of appreciation from the American Legion. She has received a scholarship from the University Mall.