Aug 23, 2011
Vogel, who lives in Thompson, attended
More than 6,000
Vogel was recognized by the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter, for high achievements in the face of adversity. She was one of several 2011 high school graduates awarded a Hayley’s Hope and Michaela’s Miracle MS Memorial Scholarship. Scholarships are made possible through the Hayley’s Hope and Michaela’s Miracle MS Memorial Fund. The fund was established in 2007 by the Petit family to honor the memory of Jennifer Hawke-Petit, who had MS, and her daughters Hayley and Michaela, who were active with the chapter helping to raise funds to support scientific research for a cure.
In the fall Stephanie will attend
“Throughout high school, Stephanie has maintained her excellent study habits, participated in sports and also worked part-time” said her high school guidance counselor, Janice Hanny. “Behind the scenes, Stephanie was not your typical teen. At home Stephanie took on a more attentive role. She never complained. Stephanie earned the respect of both faculty and her peers.”
The National MS Society scholarship program is offered annually to vocational, technical, or college-bound high school seniors diagnosed with multiple sclerosis or to applicants whose parent has multiple sclerosis. Scholarship applications for the 2012 school year will be available online in October. For more information on MS or for additional information on 2012 MS scholarship criteria, please contact the Connecticut Chapter at or visit www.ctfightsMS.org.