Birch Mountain Day School created a scholarship named after Megan Osborne-Godi, who worked at the school for several years and was an inspiration to many. The scholarship is awarded to a chosen individual who cares for children in an educational or nursing setting.
Megan was hired to care for the first born child of Jenifer and Andrew Minicucci while also working at Birch Mountain Day School. She was freshly graduated from Bolton High School, class of 1998, at just 18 years old. She was confident, friendly, and always kind. The staff often joked that Jennifer and Andrew’s son, Jeffrey, was her firstborn.
Megan married her high school sweetheart and eventually became a mother of four children. After having three boys, she was overjoyed to have a baby girl. Within weeks of having her baby girl, she was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. She fought hard for 3 years and passed away in July 2018.
Megan was raised in Bolton and attended the Bolton Public School System. She loved her school, her friends, and her teachers. This scholarship is in memory of her determination to fight and her never-ending love for her children. It is awarded so that the recipient may continue his/her education to care for young children.
My three brothers and I were raised by our parents in beautiful, rural Bolton where we rode our bikes in the road to neighbors homes and played hide and seek until we were called home for dinner. Our parents raised us to understand the importance of education, especially a college education.
After graduating from Bolton High School, I was accepted into the education program at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island. I graduated 4 years later with a B.S. in Elementary Education with a minor in Mathematics. After Salve Regina, I pursued a master’s degree at St. Joseph’s College in West Hartford where, two years later, I earned a Master of Arts Degree in Elementary Education, Reading and Literature. My parents succeeded in all four of their children earning college degrees and beyond.
With my husband’s resources, my parent’s financial help, and lots of hard work we built Birch Mountain Day School. During construction we had written on a chalkboard, “Build it and they will come.” Three months later, on September 3, 1995, Birch Mountain Day School began its first school year. And yes, “They did come.”
Since 1995 we have been successful in educating the young, who will be graduating from college 17 years after they graduate from their first school, Birch Mountain Day School.
My husband and I live in Bolton and are enjoying raising our 3 children. All have attended Birch Mountain Day School.