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Laura Cody McNaughton lived her life in service to her family, her community and the well-being of all of those around her.  She was taken from us in a tragic car accident on June 28, 2018.

Laura has been a runner since middle school and found a renewed passion for running after returning to Vermont. Her family and friends have created this run/walk event as a way to come together the last Saturday in June each year in remembrance of Laura. It is also intended to be a fun activity families can participate in together. Any proceeds from the race will support the Laura Cody McNaughton Memorial Fund.

This Memorial fund was established in order to commemorate Laura’s life and to support young people pursuing the principles of service to family and community.  The Memorial Fund will award a scholarship annually to a graduating senior who exemplifies Laura’s leadership and giving spirit, and, is pursuing further education and training in a field where these principles may be put into practice.


2023 Scholarship Recipient

The Laura Cody McNaughton Memorial Fund is proud to award this year’s $8000 Public Health and Community Service Scholarship to Stephanie Ager of Bellows Falls, now studying at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT.

Throughout her high school career Stephanie has been actively involved in academics, sports and community service. She graduated second in her class and was inducted into the National Honor Society. At Bellows Falls Union High School, she served in student government and participated in band, chorus and sports as well as other extracurricular activities. Even with the constraints of Covid, Stephanie was able to volunteer in her community. Her many activities included serving the Girl Scouts, the Junior Auxiliary of the American Legion, and as a planning commissioner for the Town of Rockingham. Stephanie is described as natural leader always making her peers feel supported and offering a sense of belonging to all.


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