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  • Sara Joly named Harvey Knepp Scholarship winner

    DOVER- Seacoast Education Endowment of Dover (SEED), a non-profit organization that promotes academic excellence by providing innovative learning grants to Dover educators, recently awarded Dover High School’s Sara Joly the 2021 Harvey Knepp Scholarship. The $1,000 award is given to the “unsung hero” of the graduating class. Someone who quietly works hard and isn’t always recognized. In the fall, Joly will be attending the University of Vermont in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources.
    Knepp was hired as a Physics teacher in February of 1950. His career was almost immediately interrupted when he was called back to serve in the United States Army for two more years during World War II.  When his tour was finished, he returned to teach at Dover High and eventually became assistant principal. In 1962, he was named principal, a role he held until 1975.  His 13 years as DHS principal are exceeded only by the tenure of Charles Langdon "Pop" Wallace, who served from 1919 to 1933.  In 2012, with the permission of Knepp’s family, the Dover HS Reunion committee started the memorial scholarship. His family is still donating to it today.
    The scholarship is funded by donations received throughout the year. If you would like to support the Harvey Knepp Scholarship Fund, please send donations to: The Harvey Knepp Scholarship Fund C/O: SEED, 61 Locust Street, Suite Mailbox 236, Dover, NH 03820. For more information, visit 
    About SEED
    Formed in 2011, SEED is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working to promote academic excellence, champion technology and reward educator innovation in Dover’s public schools. SEED support is not intended to replace appropriate municipal funding.  SEED raises private philanthropic dollars and provides grant funds, on a competitive basis, to educators who submit formal applications. SEED’s overarching goals are to create a legacy for educational excellence in Dover Public Schools and to advocate the value of education in the community. SEED welcomes donations of time, talent, and resources.