WOMEN OF SUGARMILL WOODS, INC.
A 501 (c) (3) Corporation IRS code 1954
100 West Cypress Blvd.
Homosassa, FL 34446
WOMEN OF SUGARMILL WOODS, INC.
EDUCATION AND SCHOLARSHIPS
During the most recent meeting of the E&S committee eleven students were selected to receive various Women of Sugarmill Woods scholarships. A grand total of $29,000 was awarded at our April luncheon as follows:
$4,000 was awarded to Take Stock in Children candidate Marissa Lolly, a seventh grade student at Crystal River Middle School. Marissa is our first TSIC recipient since 2008.
$5,000 was awarded to two WTI adult students, Danielle Steel and Bryan Brady, so that they may further their studies in cosmetology. This scholarship is part of our newest offering made to students already enrolled at WTI who are currently receiving Pell Grants – our scholarship enables them to “fill the void” between the cost of the program and their current Pell Grant.
$1,000 technical scholarship was awarded to Arianna Ridge who graduates from Crystal River High School in June, 2013. Arianna will begin studying nursing at Central Florida in the fall, and subsequently pursue her BSN degree. You might see Arianna with our local EMT squad as she begins an internship in the ambulance.
$1,000 WSW/CF Endowment scholarship was awarded to Tanner St. Pierre, also an upcoming graduate from Crystal River High School. His studies will be in business while at Central Florida. Tanner is also a mixed martial arts assistant instructor, and he’s won numerous awards in state and national kick tournaments.
$1,000 Central Florida scholarship was awarded to A’Laura Ledford, a 2013 graduate from Lecanto High School. A’Laura’s plans include nursing as well. She hopes to become a registered pediatric nurse upon graduating from college.
$1,000 Central Florida scholarship was awarded to Angelina Banks, also an upcoming LHS graduate. Like other of our scholarship recipients Angelina wishes to pursue a medical field and become an ER doctor. She also has a goal of making the 2016 United States Women’s Boxing team -- she’s already a national Golden Gloves boxing champ!
Four $4,000 scholarships were awarded to the following:
Katelyn Schulze from Lecanto High School. Katelyn plans to study pre-law at Florida State University. She has been active in school government and Girls’ State, where she was selected to be County Attorney.
Kendall Moore from Lecanto High School. Kendall plans to study nursing at Florida Southern College, more specifically pediatric oncology nursing. During high school Kendall has been active in drama, chorus, and team manager for volleyball, track and field, and varsity weightlifting. She is a dual enrollment student, has been on the Principal’s Honor roll all four years, and has volunteered at Blessings in a Backpack.
Elizabeth Lynch from Citrus High School. Elizabeth plans to also study at Florida Southern College. Like Kendall she wishes to pursue a medical career in the area of assisting young children with disabilities, so she plans to study occupational therapy. Elizabeth has been a member of the KEY Club, LINK crew, SADD club, participated on the basketball team, volleyball team, and track team….all this while maintaining her studies to be on the All A Honor Roll.
Lissette Toledo from Citrus High School. Lissette will begin her study of pre-law at the University of Tampa. Born in Cuba, Lissette came to this country with her family in 2002. She is a member of the National Honor Society, has been an Honor Roll student throughout high school, participated in KEY Club, LINK crew, SADD, chess club, history club, and played basketball, cross-country, and track. Becoming an attorney is one way that Lissette sees herself helping others.
Congratulations to each of our scholarship recipients. And a most heartfelt thank you to all the Women of Sugarmill Woods whose hard work and many contributions made this possible!
Submitted by Donna Rayne, Education & Scholarship Committee