Long Hill Garden Club awards scholarship

Each year the Long Hill Garden Club makes available a $1,000 scholarship to a high school senior who is a Trumbull resident and plans to continue his/her education in biology, botany, conservation, environmental studies, forestry, horticulture, landscape design, land management or related subjects.

This year’s recipient is Tyler Davis. He will attend The University of Vermont majoring in Environmental Science.

Tyler has taken a rigorous course load of Advanced College Preparatory and Honors level courses since his Freshman year. As a Senior he has taken numerous AP level courses proving his commitment to advancing his learning and education. His AP Government class gave him the opportunity to be a part of the “We the People” team which meets in the evenings and practices for state-wide and national debates and competitions with public speaking and team collaboration being at the forefront. His AP Environmental Science class also took him beyond the classroom setting to research projects studying environmental issues. Currently, working with the Connecticut Audubon Society, the project is testing the possible effect of different trail-types on the surrounding soil at the Fairfield Reserve. He was inducted into the National Honor Society this year.

Throughout high school Tyler was a member of the Varsity Tennis Team and this year is the sole Captain. He has worked on the Eagle’s Eye, the school newspaper, as sports photographer and writer for two years.

Tyler is extremely involved in community endeavors, employment and dedication to the art of photography. He served as President of the Long Hill United Methodist Church Youth Group for two years volunteering over 80 hours per year. He worked as a Counselor’s Aid for Trumbull Loves Children for 15 hours a week and taught tennis for Trumbull Recreation last summer. An avid photographer, Tyler is the youngest member of the Flagpole Photography Club. He started his own business, TJD Photography, where he made significant networking contacts and profit. His passion has always been photographing nature and hopes one day to become a member of the International League of Conservation Photographers.

The Long Hill Garden Club is happy to have found such a qualified recipient for our scholarship.