Wellington Rotary Club Awards Scholarships To Seven Seniors

The Rotary Club of Wellington recently held its annual college scholarship awards dinner at the Wanderers Club.

Most members of the club, many members of the community, the scholarship winners and their parents attended.

Seven seniors from Palm Beach Central High School and Wellington High School were awarded college scholarships ranging from one to four years at $2,000 per year.

The club’s Scholarship Committee carefully reviewed every applicant, including their grades, community service, extra-curricular involvement, work history and financial need. Finally, every applicant was also interviewed by the committee, which then chose the winners.

The winners of the scholarships were as follows: Melissa Kappel won the Mark McLean Scholarship, Jackie Kaminski won the Marylou Alexander Scholarship, Sarah Baldeo and Amanda Eberhardt won the Joan Boughner Scholarship, Malcolm Robbs won the Joshua Candreva Scholarship and the Wellington Rotary Club Scholarship, Emaan Sulaiman won the Wellington Rotary Club Scholarship and the “Service Above Self” Interact Scholarship, and Courtney Osmond won the Neil August Scholarship.

All of the college scholarship winners were congratulated and were wished luck next year as they embark on their college career. The students will be attending Palm Beach State College, Florida State University, Florida Atlantic University and the University of Florida. Scholarship Committee Chairman Jay Broder served as the master of ceremonies for the event.

For more information about the Rotary Club of Wellington, or to become a member, contact Bob Salerno at (561) 512-8247 or bobultracleaners@gmail.com.

ABOVE: Rotary scholarship winners at the awards dinner.