Shane Condon Scholarship
Established February 2010
By Vincent and Jane Condon
Shane grew up in Woodbury, Connecticut and graduated from Nonnewaug High School in 2009. He was an excellent student and a terrific athlete who was two-year captain of the cross-country team and senior captain of the basketball team. He was named to the Berkshire League All Star teams for both cross country and track and field. Twice in his senior year Shane received the Nonnewaug Grid Iron Club Award. He went on to run cross-country at the University of Vermont.
Shane passed from this life suddenly in January, 2010.
Shane enjoyed all types of music, especially country. He loved to dance and play the guitar. He was an avid crossword buff and read books on philosophy. Some favorite pastimes were camping, fishing, swimming, and waterskiing. During high school, Shane had numerous part-time jobs which included washing dishes, stacking hay and painting fences. The summer of his senior year he worked as a counselor at Camp Harkness with individuals with disabilities. This inspired him to set his goal to become proficient in sign language and get his education in a field where he could help others. Shane also had a sense of civic-mindedness. He volunteered for many town activities, some of which included the “Ride for Rick”, the Lions Club Hay Ride, and lighting the luminaries on Christmas Eve at St. Theresa’s Church.
More importantly, Shane was a friend and often a mentor to anyone he met. He touched many people with his gentle nature and irrepressible smile. His calling card was his wit and his laughter. His legacy was his ability to include, inspire, and to encourage other without ever judging them.
We dedicate this
scholarship in Shane’s name. We would like to offer it
annually to students who have shown a willingness to
help others and demonstrate respect and compassion for
their fellow man.