Daniel had just graduated with the class of 2007 at MHS when he lost his life-long battle with Cystic Fibrosis. Those of us who had the privilege to work with him remember him with great admiration as he never let his illness keep him from experiencing all life had to offer. The spirit, determination, courage, and hope displayed throughout his life and his illness made Daniel a hero to those who knew him. He had a contagious spirit and personality that welcomed each person he met. Dan could brighten any day with his wonderful sense of humor and flair for the dramatic.
The award is made annually to a member of the Medfield High School Theatre Society, the club where Dan enjoyed much of his high school years and where he gained the respect of everyone. The recipient of this award is a member of the club who displays a strong moral character, a genuine respect for life, and a deep appreciation for family and friends. They are courteous, kind, and considerate to all. The winner personifies the true spirit of Dan - compassionate, optimistic, dependable, determined and hard-working with a bright spirit and a kind soul.
Daniel had a love for life and lived each moment that life gave him. His strong 'warrior' spirit lives within the recipients of this award.
PAST RECIPIENTS OF THE AWARD:
Alex Hendrix class of 2008
Stephanie Coulombre class of 2009
On September 19th we will be holding an evening of comedy and silent auction to fund this scholarship for future recipients. As it would also have been Dan's 21st birthday and in celebration of his wonderful sense of humor we can think of no better way to honor his life, so we hope you will join us!
Laughter is the best medicine! Enjoy an evening of laughter with Boston's own comedian Jimmy Tingle. Jimmy has made numerous appearances on network TV including the Tonight Show, Larry King Weekend and 60 Minutes II, and his signature brand of intelligent humor, wry social commentary and political satire has won him several "Best of Boston" awards. For more information on Jimmy visit his website at jimmytingle.com. This evening will also include a silent auction with many exciting items.
For a complete list of items available at the silent auction click here. All proceeds will benefit the Daniel C. Palermo Scholarship. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.
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If you cannot make it to our event but would like to donate to the scholarship we would be very grateful for your support. Checks can be made payable to MHS/Daniel C. Palermo Scholarship Fund and sent to Mary Ann Hatem at Medfield High School, 88R South Street Medfield, MA 02052. Thank you!