Fort lauderdale rotary awards $40,000 in scholarships to 18 area high school graduating seniors

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The Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale presented $40,000 in scholarships to 18 outstanding graduating seniors from area high schools at its annual awards luncheon next week.

The recipients were selected through a competitive process that included an application, essay and recommendations from school faculty and community leaders. Since the inception of the program, more than $2 million in scholarships have been presented.

The students were honored at the club’s weekly luncheon meeting on Wednesday, June 8 at the Global Events Center of the First Baptist Church:

General Scholarship
Sydney Boyd, St Thomas Aquinas, Boston College
Timbria Burke, Stanahan HS, Univ of FL
Gabrilla Calixto, Ft Lauderdale HS, Univ of FL
Lackrishan Campbell, Dillard HS, FL State Univ
Marcus Mickey, Cardinal Gibbons HS, Univ of FL
Churchill Perry, Westminster Academy, Brandeis Univ

Aiello Scholarship
Nicole DeBrigard, St. Thomas Aquinas, Univ of FL

Parker Foundation
Zaria Modeste, Dillard HS, Univ of Central FL

Grimme Scholarship
Julianna Freire, Ft Lauderdale HS, Hawaii Pacific Univ
Alexis Quintana, Westminster Academy, FL Gulf Coast Univ

FAU Scholarship
Jordan Trumbore, Cardinal Gibbons HS, FL Atlantic Univ

Kelly-Perrone Scholarship
Sabrina Chiu, Northeast HS, Univ of FL

McCrary Trust
Nedrick Haye-Mckoy, Ft Lauderdale HS, Howard Univ
Anthony Splendor, Ft Lauderdale HS, Univ of FL

CSI Scholarship
Leila Jerome, Stanahan HS, NY Univ

McFatter Scholarship
Arthur Lazure, McFatter Technical College
Dudley Philistin, McFatter Technical College

Heiko Dobrikow Scholarship
Kimberly Barry

“Education has always been one of the biggest priorities for the Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale,” said President Mike Sanchez. “Our club’s 100 plus members take great pride in recognizing the academic achievements of these outstanding students and providing assistance with their higher education.”

Rotary International is a global organization of community volunteers. Founded in 1905 in Chicago, Ill., the organization has grown to more than 1.3 million members in 43,000 clubs in more than 200 countries. To learn more about Rotary International, go to

The Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale, commonly referred to as “Downtown Rotary,” was founded in 1922. For more information about the club’s work in the local community, go to


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