2021 Bodkin Scholar Named
Brennan Wilkins ‘22 of Kent was named the 2021 Bodkin Scholar by the Marvelwood School. The Robert and Cornelia Bodkin Memorial Scholarship was established in 2007 by Anne “Nancy” Wood, co-founder of the Nancy and Andrew Wood Charitable Foundation. Mrs. Wood endowed this annual scholarship in honor and memory of her brother Robert Bodkin, Marvelwood’s founding Headmaster, and his wife, who together led the school for over 30 years. The Bodkin Scholarship provides full financial assistance for one year to a rising senior who has achieved excellence in an academically rigorous course load, served the school in a significant capacity as a student leader, and demonstrated the qualities of character encouraged and embraced by the Bodkins: loyalty, compassion, engagement, selflessness, and service.
A graduate of Kent Center School, Brennan is an avid birder and environmentalist. He recently won second place in the 2021 CT Maps Competition for his story map, ‘Swallowed’, featuring local swallow and swift species, completed through a community partnership with Kent Land Trust as part of the UConn Natural Resources Conservation Academy's Conservation Ambassador Program. The first-place winner in the Maps Competition was the 2020 Bodkin Scholar, Olivia Pignataro ‘21, who presented the honor to Brennan at Marvelwood’s annual Prize Day on May 28th.