Kellette Boynton

A 2022-2023 Phillips Alumni Scholar

Kellette Boynton is a graduate of Otter Valley Union High School in Vermont. She is now pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education at the University of Maine, Farmington. Kellette was able to get a jumpstart on her career preparation through the Human Services program at her high school, which placed her in preschool and kindergarten classrooms. She expanded upon that experience as an educator for first graders at her church, and by serving as a student representative on the local school board. On top of those commitments, Kellette participated in both the National Honor Society and National Technical Honor Society and worked multiple retail jobs during her time in high school. She is now eager to delve into her college coursework which, “will provide me with an education and experience that [will] help me to achieve my goal of becoming an Elementary School Teacher.”  


The Phillips Alumni Scholar Award goes to a new recipient of the scholarship who clearly exemplifies a “sense of other,” strong work ethic, academic strength and commitment to community service that are the hallmarks of the Phillips Scholar. The funds for the Alumni Scholar award(s) come from the generosity of Phillips Scholarship Alumni who donate so that others may have the opportunity to overcome the same financial barriers to education that they found. We are deeply grateful for the support of our alumni.