SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

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L to R: Mackenzie Vitolo; Georgia Hitchens; Samantha Connors

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

Our first recipient is Samantha Connors.  Samantha was involved in many clubs at school as well as the National Honor Society.  Every  year Samantha earned 80 + volunteer hours. Samantha plans to attend Appalachian State University, majoring in the Nursing program. She hopes to become a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. As a three-sport student athlete at Cape High School, Samantha will be playing Division 1 field hockey at college.

Georgia Hitchens, our second scholarship winner, plans to pursue a career in the field of engineering. One of her favorite sports to watch is Formula 1 racing. Georgia says she is “fascinated with the work that goes into creating a world championship winning car”. She has been accepted into the Honors Program at the University of Delaware.  She said that majoring in engineering “will allow me to work towards my dream of becoming a Formula 1 engineer”.

 Our third scholarship was awarded to Mackenzie Vitolo. She will be pursuing a music degree at Towson University. During her senior year at Cape Henlopen High School, Mackenzie taught middle and elementary school music students through her Senior Internship.  Her extracurricular activities include Varsity tennis, basketball , All State Band, and the Delaware Winds semi-professional orchestra. She hopes to continue her education by earning her Masters degree in conducting. The members of the Women’s Club of Milton wish these three young ladies success as they pursue their dreams.