Sharon T. Simpson | Kayla's Scholarship Banquet

Kayla's Scholarship Banquet

March 15, 2015  •  2 Comments

                 When I first was approached to photograph this event I had no idea the depth at which Kayla had touched the community and so many of the lives of those around her. Personally I met her only once at the Chester Public Library last summer. Kayla passed away unexpectedly only two weeks after that day on July 29th, 2014 at the young age of 21. Her parents said, "She believed in helping people and we've created a scholarship fund in her name to help NH students". This event, held at the Castleton Banquet & Conference Center in Windham NH, was a huge success and the goal was reached to launch the scholarship fund and help NH Computer Science students. As the sun began to set on Friday March 13th, 2015 the venue was alive with over 300 guests from all walks of Kayla's life, drenched in a glow of green (Kayla's favorite color), and surrounded in an abundance of literature adorning the room. From the beautifully crafted cake by Sweet Ideas by Vikki, to the center pieces on each table; flowers by Lady Slipper Creations in the colors Kayla loved complimented by books and personal heart-felt thanks from Kayla's family. Wherever you looked literacy works were hand crafted into beautiful works of art portraying the love for knowledge and education this young girl had. Lori D. Entertainment along with prominent family members led the night's activities into its roaring success. It was an honor to be a part of this night and be able to donate to a cause along with many other local NH businesses and others closer to home, like the beautiful art work donated by her former Chester Academy art teacher that was auctioned off. A beautiful night in honor of a beautiful woman.



See the news coverage here by WMUR



Lisa Romick(non-registered)
Beautiful Tribute to a beautiful wonderful girl!
Karen Bertolami(non-registered)
Stunning pictures. ..thank you so much!
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