Graduation time means also it’s also time for the awarding of the Leadership Marco Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Awards.
Scholarships totaling $17,000 have been awarded to nine graduating seniors from local high schools to assist them as they move on to the world of higher education. The funds were raised by the Chamber’s Leadership Marco committee through such events such as Wet Paint Live. The Chamber’s Education Committee reviews the applications, interviews recipients and selects the recipients.
The 2019 recipients were announced at the Chamber’s May “After Five” gathering, held recently at the Island Country Club.
This year’s winners are:
- Juan Patino – Marco Island Academy
- Teagan Havemeier – Marco Island Academy
- Jayce Dawson – Marco Island Academy
- Lauren Dehooghe – Marco Island Academy
- Kaitlin Creedon – Marco Island Academy
- Morgan Jones – Marco Island Academy
- Hannah Rodriguez – St. John Neumann
- Isabella Valencia – Lely High School
- Morgan Broxson – Lely High School
“All of these students have proven leadership skills, all of them have spent time volunteering and all of them are staying in Florida to continue their education,” said Laura Schneider, chairman of the chamber’s Education Committee.