Marco Island Police Foundation President, Bill Morris, along with Foundation Director George Schroll, were pleased to award college scholarships of $1000 each to Caitlyn and Lauren Hood. The sisters are the daughters of Marco Island Police Sergeant Brian Hood and his wife, Linda. “We’re very proud of them,” commented Linda.
Caitlyn had just returned from the boundary waters of Minnesota where she participated in an Outward Bound wilderness adventure. These programs are meant to build character, teach leadership and challenge inner strength. Cailtyn is attending the Honors College at the Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter, Florida, majoring in biology or chemistry. She was accepted into their medical school program.
Lauren was unable to attend the check presentation, having already arrived at the University of Florida, Jacksonville, where she was participating in the National ROTC. This is Lauren’s second scholarship from the Police Foundation.
According to George, the girls will be eligible for additional scholarships as long as they maintain a satisfactory grade point average.