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Clara-Rosa Hertzog, Evelyn Criswell, Mackenzie Schmidt, 

Women's Club of Milton Awards $2,000 Scholarships to 3 Local Women

2020 Scholarship Recipients are Clara-Rosa Hertzog, Evelyn Criswell,  and Mackenzie Schmidt

This year the Women’s Club of Milton (WCOM) awarded three $2000 scholarships to young women graduating from high school in 2020. These young women excelled in academics, community service, and in leadership roles. The WCOM Scholarship Committee enjoyed reading all the applications and had a difficult job choosing the top three.  The WCOM thanks everyone for their participation in this award program.

Clara-Rosa Hertzog, a senior at Cape Henlopen High School, is very involved in the JROTC program, where she is a member of the Drill Team. She was inducted into the National Honor Society in her sophomore year. Clara volunteers at Bayhealth Hospital and is working on the Fort Miles Renovation project. In 2019, Clara was selected as a school representative to the prestigious “Girls State” program. Clara plans to attend the University of Delaware and to major in neuroscience. She hopes to specialize in neurology and work at one of our Delaware hospitals.

Evelyn Criswell, a senior at Cape Henlopen High School, is a very talented artist whose work has been on display at the Milton Arts Guild, and the Rehoboth Art League’s “Young at Art Showcase.” Evelyn enjoys playing the piano at community recitals. Her love of science has led her to the University of Delaware where she will pursue a major in Civil Engineering “because of its applications in science, specifically physics.”

Mackenzie Schmidt is a senior at the Sussex Academy. During her high school years, Mackenzie was involved in the theater program. She volunteers teaching summer theater camp to children at the local theater. Mackenzie and her entire family are very involved in volunteering at the Softball Senior League World Series, an homage to her Aunt Helen because she was always involved in this event. Mackenzie has been accepted at Hofstra University where she will major in theater.

The members of the Women’s Club of Milton wish these three young women, as well as all the scholarship applicants, much success, and the Club looks forward to learning about future endeavors. Scholarship applications are available in the guidance departments of all area high schools each spring term.

The Women’s Club of Milton works throughout the year to raise funds for its scholarship program and many other charitable contributions. The WCOM appreciates everyone who supports its fundraising efforts and helps to make its contributions possible.