Brewster Curvey Scholars meet with benefactors


WOLFEBORO — Over dessert at Brewster Head of School Mike Cooper and wife Andrea's residence recently, James C. Curvey, vice chairman of Fidelity Investments, and his wife, Shirley ,met the three youngest Curvey Scholars. They offered advice to all the scholars as they move into the new school year at Brewster Academy, and Curvey fielded questions from some of the students.

Each year, three incoming local freshmen are awarded Curvey Scholarships, thanks to the generosity of the Curvey family who reside in Alton. This year's freshman scholars are Roy Gardiner of Gilford and Tara Fitzpatrick and Catriona Lennon of Wolfeboro.

Recalling Jim Curvey's commencement speech to the Class of 2013 and his focus on the importance of relationships, one student asked Curvey how his own relationships have shaped him. Curvey talked about the importance of building relationships and making connections in the workplace. ''Find the people that will provide you with the best management that you can learn from, and when you are asked to do three things – do four, ''he said.

Another question for Curvey: does he think technology, such a big part of students' lives today, is positive or negative. He sees both the positives and negatives. ''It changes so fast – while we sleep – and it is filled with opportunity to be creative and entrepreneurial."Take advantage of that, but keep a balance in your lives. Don't forget about the importance of personal relationships." he said.