The Phelps School President Norman Phelps announced the Phelps Paragon- a $100,000 scholarship to be awarded to one student on need basis.
The fund marks more that the school’s 65th anniversary, it also honors Timothy Phelps- long-time faculty member, brother of president Norman, and son of school founder Norman, Sr.
“(Timothy was) a passionate Civil War historian, world traveler, lover of animals and devoted family member and teacher…This scholarship celebrates Tim’s life by sharing his principles through the nurturing of future young men dedicated to continued excellence across all platform,” Phelps told Daily Local News writer, Sara Mosqueda-Fernandez.(DLN)
Fernandez describes the Phelps Paragon this way:
“The boys considered for this scholarship must exhibit a variety of talents, personal interest, and a strong desire to learn. According to the administration, he must have also demonstrated compassion toward family, community and others. Qualified recipients have endeavored to broaden their cultural awareness and exposure to global issues while pursuing personal and academic enrichment.” (DLN)
On a personal note, I started my career at Phelps when Norm was head and T. Phelps was on the faculty. T. Phelps was one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet- anywhere. He was also one the great people who make boarding schools work- self sacrificing and always willing to take on a job, or challenge, that other faculty didn’t want to touch. I’m saddened to learn of his passing.