In June 2021, Soroptimist International of Havre de Grace presented a total of $ 22,200 to high school seniors for outstanding academic achievements and financial grants for women pursuing additional training for their careers.
Academic Scholarships totaling $18,700 were awarded to thirteen young women graduating from high school attending college for the first time in the fall to fulfill their academic dreams. Each recipient demonstrates the attributes needed to truly become future leaders of tomorrow in their respective communities representing schools in both Cecil and Harford County, Maryland.
The academic and scholarship recipients by award categories are: Academic Scholarships – Peilin Chen, Aberdeen High School; Christine Kim, Patterson Mill High School; Avani Patel, Aberdeen High School; Ashley Janus, Fallston High School; Merit Scholarships - Morgan Teefy, Havre de Grace High School; Caelie Bratcher, Fallston High School; Art Scholarship- Shokhsanam Nabiyeva,Patterson Mill High School; Carolyn Zinner Scholarship - Abigael Hartieb, Bel Air High School; Elva Boyle Memorial Scholarship - Alexis Bailey, Bohemia Manor High School; Kay Mike Memorial Scholarship – Olivia Alton, Harford Technical High School; Pat Wedenko Scholarship – Ruth Wireduwah , Aberdeen High School; Patricia Keen Memorial Scholarship – Lannon Fritts, Havre de Grace High School; and Photography Scholarship – Sarah Speiker –Wild, Harford Technical High School.
In addition, 2 recipients received awards totaling $3,500 to attend educational or training programs in their chosen careers. “The Live Your Dream Award” is given by HDG Soroptimist to assist women, head of household, who are enrolled in continuing education programs in order to improve their lives and the lives of their families.
The “Live Your Dream” award recipients are: Sarah Ostrowski who will be attending University of Valley Forge for religious studies, and Natalie Ricci who will be attending Dawn Career Institute of Cosmology.
The term Soroptimist, which means “Best for Women,” is an international volunteer service organization working to improve the lives of women and children in their local communities and throughout the world. The Havre de Grace Club, chartered in 1949, is still going strong to support women and girls through their “Dream Programs” to inspire them to reach for the stars to fulfill their potential. The club also supports local community and service projects.
Questions concerning other educational programs we sponsors may be directed to SI of HdG, P.O. Box 848, Havre de Grace, MD 21078 or email to email@example.com
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