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Local Girl Scout Seeking Donations for McSheffrey Memorial

Monetary donations are being collected as part of Jennifer Fleming's Girl Scout Silver Award project Jennifer to purchase new books and electronic resources for the EMS library in her former teacher's memory.

who taught eighth-grade history at Easton Middle School, died unexpectedly of a heart attack in April. Patch File Photo
who taught eighth-grade history at Easton Middle School, died unexpectedly of a heart attack in April. Patch File Photo

Jennifer Fleming, an eighth grade student at the Easton Middle School and a Cadette Girl Scout, is working to turn the tragic loss of her teacher Bryan McSheffrey into a lasting legacy. As part of her Girl Scout Silver Award project Jennifer is collecting monetary donations in order to purchase new books and electronic resources for the EMS library. All of the books purchased with the money raised will include a memorial book plate. 

Bryan McSheffrey, history teacher at the Easton Middle School, passed away unexpectedly in April. Having taught for the last 17 years at the Easton Middle School, he had a great influence on all of his students. He was particularly known for his involvement in National History Day which he brought to Easton.  Mr. McSheffrey was well known for his love of books and use of technology in the classroom.

After developing her initial concept Jennifer approached EMS principal Mr. Luke Carroll and guidance counselor Mrs. Catherine Millet, who suggested she speak with Mrs. Jessica Garbowski, the media specialist. With the help of Mrs. Garbowski Jennifer has identified some key needs of the library including a new set of World Book Encyclopedias.  The wish list also includes history and social studies books and electronic resources. 

Donations to this effort to remember Mr. McSheffrey may be made by check, payable to the Easton Girl Scout Service Unit, noting “McSheffrey” on the memo line, and sent to Jennifer Fleming, 496 Depot Street, South Easton, MA, 02375.  There is a collection can located at Paperback Junction in Easton.  Donations of $50 or more will be recognized with a personalized book plate if requested; however any donation would be greatly appreciated. 

The Silver Award is the second highest award that can be earned in Girl Scouts.  The award requires 50 hours of work to a cause that will leave a lasting legacy in the Girl Scout’s community.  Jennifer is a member of Cadette troop 80633, one of the 19 troops in Easton which serve over 250 girls ranging from the ages of 5 to 18.  

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