First Selectman Timothy Herbst arrived at last Tuesday night’s Board of Education meeting with checks made out to four Trumbull student organizations.

The Academic Challenge for Excellence (ACE) Foundation, Trumbull High School Golden Eagle Marching Band, Trumbull High School Booster Club, and Friends of Trumbull High School Choir each received a check for $12,000, totaling $48,000. The money was raised during this year’s second annual First Selectman Golf Classic.

“I sincerely hope that whoever the first selectman may be in the years ahead, that this golf classic continue,” Herbst said.

He thanked volunteers who helped with the golf classic, including Anthony Timpanelli, Sean Carroll, Rosemary Seaman, Beth Llodra Gilman, and Barbara Whetstone.

Superintendent Gary Cialfi stressed the importance of organizations like the four receiving the donations. He said that athletic, musical and academic clubs provide kids a connection to school that help them in future careers and college, as well as promoting student mental health.

Herbst agreed the organizations being honored do great work.

“It’s truly an extension of learning outside the classroom,” he said of all four groups.