On May 22, 2019 the Kiwanis Club of Vero-Treasure Coast awarded fifteen $1,000 college scholarships to Indian River county high school graduates. The scholars all achieved honors at their schools and also averaged more than 300 hours of community service. Several of the awardees participated in a Kiwanis-sponsored trip to Puerto Rico to help with reconstruction. Nearly all participated in Kiwanis Youth in Action county-wide service initiatives as well as in Kiwanis-sponsored beach and island clean-up projects.
Scholarships were awarded to Saryah Blaha, Cheyanne Campbell, Skylar Carstairs, Sarah Castillo, Linsey Derival, Sophia Fodor, Julianna George, Gerrica Lamothe, Grace Lees, Kathleen O’Quinn, Elizabeth Richardson, Kendall Schlitt, Sydney Tran, and Amy Yerneni. Colleges that the scholars will attend include seven to the University of Florida, three to the University of Southern Florida, two to the University of Central Florida, and one to the University of Houston and one to Stanford University.
The Kiwanis Club of Vero-Treasure Coast was established in 1973. Its mission in our community is to help support children’s education, activities and charities. Kiwanis is a 100-year old global service organization based in the US with clubs in 80 countries, all dedicated to improving the lives of children. Kiwanis has served Vero Beach and Indian River County since 1935. For more information on our activities, members and membership information, visit our website at www.verokiwanis.com or call Robi Robinson at (772) 460-0925.