Kiwanis Provides Clearwater High Senior With Scholarship
Clearwater High School senior, Alyssa Wygant, has been awarded the Max Devane/Bill Roys Scholarship by the Youth Services Committee in the Kiwanis Club of Springtime City in Clearwater at a recent awards program at the school.
Alyssa's overall GPA was 3.8. She was involved in the CHS Life Club, Chorus, Drama, French Club, Math Club, Ecology Club, and Track Team. Alyssa is also highly involved in missions work at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, including volunteering with less-fortunate families. Her educational/career goals include a major in Ministry & Religious Studies.
Alyssa will be the Guest of Honor at the Kiwanis Club's meeting on Thursday, June 17, at 6:00 p.m. at the Clearwater Country Club.
The Max Devane/Bill Roys Scholarship is given to a Clearwater High School Senior each year. Kiwanis Club of Springtime City has a 501(c) 3 foundation that provides the funds for two years tuition at St. Petersburg College. It was created to honor Springtime City member Max Devane, who had passed away. Max was a Guidance Counselor at St. Petersburg Junior College. The first award was given in 1982. Springtimer Bill Roy's name was added to the award in 2002, to honor him for his service as a Guidance Counselor at St. Petersburg Junior College. There have been twenty-eight recipients of this award, and it has helped them to fulfill their educational and professional dreams.
Kiwanis' Defining Statement is: Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. The motto for Kiwanis is: "Serving the Children of the World."
Recent club service activities include the 17th annual free Children's Health Fair on July 24 at the Long Center, college scholarship to SPC, many school programs from Headstart through High School, including the Ed Wells, Jr./Kiwanis Invitational Track and Field Meet for the past 48 years, as well as direct donations to children-related groups and causes that benefit children and youth in the Clearwater area.
Kiwanis has 15 clubs in Pinellas County, with more than 300,000 members in 94 nations. Last year, Kiwanis clubs donated more than $117 million and almost 7 million volunteer hours for community service projects.
The club's website is www.kiwanis.org/club/springtimecity.
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