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Woodbury, Connecticut

Carolyn Jean Parris Memorial Scholarship

Established December 2010

By Clifford P. and Eleanor P. Swanson

Carolyn Jean Parris was born in Philadelphia on September 10, 1941 to Clifford and Eleanor Parris. She moved to Woodbury in October of 1948 at age seven, where she attended Mitchell Elementary School.

Carolyn loved writing and illustrating stories at an early age.

In 1949, following her eighth birthday, Carolyn and her mother were stricken with polio during the epidemic in Woodbury. Carolyn died within 48 hours of being stricken with the disease.

This memorial scholarship celebrates the promise of this young girl.

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