Sunday, October 25, 2020

Chamber Scholarship Recipients Named

Photos by Don ManleyScholarship winners, from left: Kathryn Schiller, Michael Scola, Adalid Lora,Hunter Angersbach and Blake Dehooghe.

Photos by Don ManleyScholarship winners, from left: Kathryn Schiller, Michael Scola, Adalid Lora,Hunter Angersbach and Blake Dehooghe.

By Don Manley

Marine biology, advertising and the fashion industry are just a few of the career paths selected by the eight recipients of the 2016 Leadership Marco Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Awards.

The winners of $18,000 in scholarships were announced at the Chamber’s May After Five, held at CJ’s on the Bay in the Esplanade Shoppes. The scholarship funds were raised by the Chamber’s Leadership Marco committee through events such as Wet Paint Live. The Chamber’s Education Committee reviews the applications, conducts interviews and selects the recipients.

Duneshka Cruz – Marco Island Academy: Will attend the Pennsylvania State University’s Schreyer Honors College, where she’ll major in biology. She plans on a career in forensic pathology.

Activities and Awards: Honor roll, student of the month, National Honor Society, Varsity Gold, Palmer Trinity School track and field team, Palmer Trinity School Singers, Palmer Trinity School Best Buddies, student leadership and the Interact Club.

Elizabeth Clark – Lely High School: Will attend Florida Atlantic University where she’ll major in biology. Her career plans include marine biologist, researcher, dive master and teacher.

Activities and Awards: JV cheerleader, freshman academic award, color guard, dance line captain and member of the marching band.

Lauren Camposano – Lely High School: Will attend the University of Central Florida where she’ll major in business and marketing. Camposano is interested in a career as a buyer in the fashion industry.

Activities and Awards: Four-year member of both the marching and symphonic bands, flute section leader and first-chair oboe in symphonic band, member of the National Honor Society, key club member, four-year academic excellence

Chamber President Alex Parker opens by introducing the scholarship recipients. He’s flanked by Donna Niemczyk (far left), Laura Schneider and Desiree Buhelos of the Chamber’s EducationCommittee.

Chamber President Alex Parker opens by introducing the scholarship recipients. He’s flanked by Donna Niemczyk (far left), Laura Schneider and Desiree Buhelos of the Chamber’s EducationCommittee.

award, newspaper editor and STEM ambassador at Hodges University Diversity Festival.

Adalid Lora – Marco Island Academy: Will attend Florida Gulf Coast University where she’ll major in biology. She plans on a career in pediatric medicine.

Activities and Awards: National Honor Society, student leadership, Key Club and involved in New Life Community Church. 

Hunter Angersbach – Lely High School: Will attend Florida Southern College where he’ll major in advertising and public relations. He’s interested in a career as a creative director in the advertising industry.

Activities and Awards: Varsity swimming, varsity lacrosse, Rotary student of the month, Top-10 senior, National Honor Society, Key Club, basketball, Lely High School webmaster, 2015 AICE Marine Biology Department Outstanding Student Award and completed laureate for outstanding achievements in 2015, FGCU’s CEO Academy.

Kathryn Schiller – Lely High School: Will attend Florida State University where she’ll major in political science and pre-law. She plans on a career as a criminal defense attorney.

Activities and Awards: Varsity cross country, cheerleading captain, soccer and track, National Honor Society, Road Runners Club, Project Unify and a counselor for Camp Able.

Blake Dehooghe – Marco Island Academy: Will attend Florida Southern College where he’ll major in business administration.

Activities and Awards: Golf team, National Honor Society, cheerleading captain, Christmas Island Style float planner, Relay for Life, Interact Club, golf ball drop and Meals of Hope.

Michael Scola – Lely High School: Will attend Florida State University. Will major in finance and economics and plans on a career in investment banking.

Activities and Awards: Spanish Award recipient, involved in cross country, sailing and golf and a licensed pilot.

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