Winchendon resident elected national secretary of the American Legion Auxiliary


Staff Report
Published: 9/19/2021 4:15:28 PM
Modified: 9/19/2021 4:16:17 PM

INDIANAPOLIS — Dr. Coral May Grout of Winchendon was elected national secretary of the American Legion Auxiliary at the organization’s 100th national convention. In her role, Grout will serve as a corporate officer to maintain constant and continuous control of all trademarks, trade names, patents and copyrights of the American Legion Auxiliary.

Grout joined the American Legion Auxiliary through the military service of her father, Charles E. Grout, who served during World War II, and her grandfather, Stanislas Laplante, who served during World War I. She is a longtime, active member of Auxiliary Unit 193 in Winchendon.

Having held numerous positions at the unit, district, department (state), and national levels within the American Legion Auxiliary, including department president for three terms, nine national chairmanships, and national historian, Grout also served as an elected director on the American Legion Auxiliary Foundation Board of Directors.

Grout holds a bachelor of arts degree from Mount Holyoke College and a master of education degree from the University of Massachusetts. Throughout her professional career, Grout has dedicated her talents and leadership skills to the education sector and is a retired superintendent of schools.

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