Thursday, August 16, 2018

2018 Scholarship Award & Special Guest

The Clermont Woman's Club presented three $1000 scholarships to three local High School graduates and honored them and their parents at a luncheon at Cheeser's Palace in Downtown Clermont.


Recipients are Ambika Pancham from East Ridge High School, who will be attending the University of Central Florida, A’Zhane Faulknor from South Lake High School, who will be attending Florida Gulf Coast University and Courtney Santiago from Lake Minneola High School, who will be attending the University of South Florida.  To the right is Carol Spaldi, CWC Scholarship Chairwoman.

Marsha McAllister, left, receiving the Clermont Woman's Club Scholarship Award in 1965.

The club was fortunate to have a program speaker, Marsha McAllister, the first $100 scholarship recipient in 1965.  She spoke about the major highlights that resulted from receiving the scholarship.  After attending Asbury College, she immediately joined the Peace Corps and spent three years in Jamaica and 34 years in Juneau, Alaska, where she earned a Masters of Teaching degree from Alaska Pacific University and served as the State of Alaska Adult Education Director.  She expressed her thanks for all the years the Clermont Woman’s Club has given scholarships.


The Clermont Woman's Club, through the South Lake Hospital Foundation, presented a $1000 scholarship to South Lake Hospital nurse, Jo' el Bartley.  Jo 'el will further her education at the University of Central Florida in the Family Nurse Practitioner Graduate Program.  Pictured from left is Sheri Olsen, Director of the South Lake Hospital Foundation, Jo' el Bartley and Carol Spaldi of the Clermont Woman's Club.