Local Media Covers Awarding of 10 Dr. Pergament Scholarships

The Next 10 Eugenes Get Their Tickets
by Melissa Bailey | Jun 2, 2011 7:26 am

Chantal McHayle, Hillhouse Class of 2011: valedictorian; aspiring obstetrician; heading to Fairfield University, with Pergament’s help.
Those people two shook hands Wednesday evening onstage in the James Hillhouse High School auditorium, at an awards ceremony for the school’s 172 seniors.
Pergament quietly donated $1 million to the school last year. He showed up this week to personally sow seeds of investment in the “generations to come.”
Chantal and nine lucky peers got a handshake from Pergament and a $10,000 scholarship each for college next year. They are the second wave of seniors to join Pergament’s legacy: He gave out a first batch of scholarships last year. He plans to continue giving 10 each year until 2020. While the low-profile philanthropist skipped the ceremony last year, he showed up Wednesday to see a science wing dedicated in his name and to meet the young people he hopes will follow in his footsteps.
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  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — The science wing at James Hillhouse High School Wednesday was named for Dr. Eugene Pergament, a 1951 Hillhouse graduate, who donated $1 million to start a scholarship fund. The fund gives 10 students each $10,000 for college. This is the second year the scholarships have been awarded.
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