NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) Four graduating seniors from Newtown High School will receive college scholarships to help them pursue careers in education.
The money is coming from the ``We are Newtown'' charity, which was formed by a group of local residents and businesses in the wake of the December shooting rampage at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. It has raised $200,000 so far and plans to give out $26,000 in scholarships each year.
A ceremony is planned for Saturday for the students chosen to receive the first four scholarships. Each will be introduced by a Sandy Hook teacher or family member of someone directly affected by the tragedy.
Much of the money raised came from the sale of ``We Are Newtown'' T-shirts.