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WOLCOTT, CT - 15 JANUARY 2009 -011509JT03-<br />
From left, Devon Precision CEO Yvon Desaulniers, sales representative Gary Terni representing colleague Steve Burns to accept a $500 scholarship for Chase Collegiate student Matthew Burns, secretary/treasurer Lorraine Desaulniers, senior project engineer John Trusch accepting a $1000 scholarship for son and Central Connecticut State University student Matthew Trusch, grinding department employee Mirosh Alickolli accepting a $500 scholarship for daughter and University of Hartford student Ina Alickolli, and human resources representative Festim Myslymi accepting a $1000 scholarship for daughter and Post University senior Rexhina Myslymi, in Desaulniers' office on Thursday afternoon after an awards ceremony honoring recipients of the 17th annual Eglantine Pelletier Memorial Scholarship Award. Pelletier was one of the first employees of Devon Precision, and died about 20 years ago, after which her colleagues started the scholarship award in her name. This year Larry Pelletier, son of Eglantine, and current employee of Devon Precision, donated $500 to the fund. Scholarship money is donated from employees and the company and is awarded to children of employees or employees themselves. Devon Precision also gave out awards on Thursday for years of service, employee of the year, and apprenticeship programs.<br />
Josalee Thrift / Republican-American