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L to R: Anna Fantoli, Stella Dutton, Debby Pecoraro, WCOM President, Anna Nauman and Madison Drake.

The Women’s Club of Milton (WCOM) is pleased to announce it has awarded  $2,000 scholarships to four women residing in the Milton area and entering their freshman year of college. The successful applicants were judged on their academics, community involvement, and extracurricular activities. The four recipients are all graduates of Cape Henlopen High School.

Our first recipient is Madison Drake. During the pandemic, Madison founded the Lewes, DE chapter of "Letters for Rose." This organization created and distributed letters to elders residing in the Milford Veterans Home and Harbor Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center. In her last semester of high school, Madison worked as a civil engineering intern at a local firm. She will be pursuing a degree in aerospace engineering at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Stella Dutton plans to pursue a career in forensic science at West Virginia University. While at Cape Henlopen High School, Stella was a member of the school's dance team. She has appeared in local theater productions, and trained in classical ballet for 15 years. Throughout her school years, Stella played the flute in concert band, symphonic band, and wind ensemble.

To quote recipient, Anna Fantoli, "What began as a love of plants and flowers, has grown into a passion for the environment." Anna has volunteered for the Milton Garden Club, planted and maintained the garden at the Milton Firehouse, and performed docent duties for Mill Pond Garden.

During covid, Anna Fantoli taught herself how to make candles and started her own company called, "Anna Banana's Candles." Anna will study forestry and environmental science at the University of Vermont.

The fourth recipient a the WCOM scholarship is Anna Nauman. Anna's extracurricular activities include the National Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, Operation Smile leader, Best Buddies, and the Unified Basketball Team.

Anna Nauman has a personal interest in Phelan-McDermid Syndrome and participates in fundraising for the rare disorder. Her teachers say Anna is a "positive role model for students with disabilities." Anna will attend the University of North Carolina Wilmington, focusing on a major in elementary and special education.

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