June 15, 2016
For Immediate Release
CMM VOLUNTEER COUNCIL ANNOUNCES SHOLARSHIP WINNERS
What started as a mere idea a year ago by the CMM Volunteer Council developed into the awarding of five scholarships on Friday, June 10, 2016 at the Calvert Marine Museum. The Volunteer Council, led by President Judy Larsen and Vice President Ray Brule, wanted to give incentives to young volunteers and established a new scholarship program in early January for students pursuing higher education. Five $500 scholarships were awarded and presented by Squeak, CMM’s very own otter. The recipients are: Veronica Booth, Des’ree Brown, Bethany Hoschar, Courtney Mattson, and Shayna Zabiegalski.
These young volunteers understand the importance of giving back to the community and CMM is proud to have them as members of the volunteer family. “I’m proud of this award and have learned a lot and got to meet a lot of great people. I started volunteering two years ago and this experience helped me decide that Biology and Environmental Science was the field for me,” said award recipient Courtney Mattson. The program is open to applicants 25 years and younger who are in college, or are graduating high school seniors headed to college, and have completed 20 hours of volunteer service at CMM during the year.
Assisting with the generous funding to allow for five recipient awards was the CMM Volunteer Council, Board of Governors, Patuxent Small Craft Guild, Canoe/Kayak Club, and the Solomons Island Model Boat Club (SIMBC). “This idea began with offering one scholarship and we were so pleased that the other clubs and Board of Governors jumped on board,” said Volunteer Council Vice President, Ray Brule.
For complete details and to learn more about the program, contact the CMM Volunteer Coordinator at 410-326-2042, ext. 19, or visit the museum’s website at www.bit.ly//VCScholarshipProgram.
Photo attached courtesy Teddie Watts. Pictured l to r is Shayna Zabiegalski, Veronica Booth, Bethany Hoschar, CMM otter, Des’ree Brown and Courtney Mattson
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