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                                                  ScholarShip NewS

      Sandhill Cove Foundation,

      Inc. Distributes $118,500 In

      By Jackie Holfelder
        On May 4, 27 employees of Sandhill Cove Retirement
      Living and/or their children received $118,500 in scholarships
      from Sandhill Cove Foundation, Inc. to use towards
      furthering their education.
        Recipients will be working towards five advanced degrees,
      22 undergraduate degrees and career training certifications.
        Dr. Timothy Moore, president of Indian River State
      College (IRSC), was guest speaker. Dr. Moore noted that   Anne Holmberg; Ivan Escobar, winner of   Foundation Scholarship Committee members (seated) Phyllis Kordick;
      throughout his academic career, he has never felt like he’s   William Holmberg Award; and Foundation   Ellyn Capper; Kathy Garlington, chair; Pat Morgan; Nancy Treece
      making the impact that he is at IRSC.              Committee member Bill Sheehey          (standing); Les Applegate and and Bill Sheehey
        Mary Antaya, foundation president, stated, “The residents
      of Sandhill Cove are keenly aware of time, its rewards and its   accordance with Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS, has given the     Sandhill Cove Foundation, Inc. consists of the Scholarship
      penalties. As we observe these young people, we know they   stipends. To date, it has awarded 230 scholarships.  Committee and a 13-member Board of Directors.
      don’t have a deep understanding of how precious time is –     Recipients of the scholarships are Ashley Abaunza,     For information, call Mary Antaya, president of the
      however, what we do see in them is a desire and willingness to   Anthony Armstrong, Tariq Bacon, Whitney Beaucejour,   Sandhill Cove Foundation Inc., at (772) 286-0676.
      work hard and move forward in their pursuit of an education.”  Daria Behrens, Nathalie Desir, Suzzlie Desir, Clifford           Photos by Jackie Holfelder
        The foundation is an independent, tax-exempt public   Dominique, Kindra Dominique, Flory-Anne Eliaza, Shantia
      charity set up by Sandhill Cove residents in August 2015 in   Elliot, Ivan Escobar, Kerry Exantus, Kara Francois, Tianna
                                                         Francois, Essence Hammond, Maria Hernandez, Rosie
                                                         Julmis, Mia Kerner, Savoya Levers, Beverly Louissaint,
                                                         Elmanny Mondesir, Shantia Reid, Alton Simpson, Heather
                                                         Stone, Karina Teixeira and Naomi Zizzo.
                                                           Eleven awardees will attend IRSC, 15 will attend other
                                                         Florida schools and one will attend an out-of-state university.
                                                         They will be enrolled in degrees for nursing, accounting,
                                                         computer science, occupational therapy, criminal justice,
                                                         dental hygiene, finance, business administration, health care,
                                                         health administration, engineering, elementary education,
                                                         chemistry, solar energy and several career trainings programs.
                                                           Committee members who interviewed and selected recipients
      Jane Coutts, Ashley Abaunza, winner of Curt Coutts Award,   were Kathy Garlington, chair, and Ellyn Capper, Les Applegate,   Foundation Scholarship winners with Dr. Timothy Moore,
      her mother and Foundation Committee member Pat Morgan  Phyllis Kordick, Pat Morgan, Nancy Treece and Bill Sheehey.  president of IRSC and Mary Antaya, foundation president

      2022 Award Winners from page 1                     Recycling, City of Stuart, ColorLength, Ecological Associates,   • Community Enrichment Award – Jensen Beach Garden Club
                                                         Fred Astaire Dance Studio, Goldasich Environmental,   • Community Impact Award – Paula Smith, Indiantown Garden
      The Community Enrichment Award was presented to the   Illustrated Properties, Jenkins Landscape, Lucido &   • Community Improvement Award – City of Stuart, Shepard Park
      Jensen Beach Garden Club for the gardens they create and   Associates, Manatee Pocket Yacht Sales, The Mil-Cor Group,   • Community Revitalization Award – Martin County Board of
      care for throughout Jensen Beach and Rio.          The Pulte Group, Shearwater Marine, the Stull-Wise Family,     County Commissioners, Hobe Sound Scrub Preserve
        Two dozen sponsors provided financial and in-kind support,   Treasure Coast Urgent Care, Program Partners, Crown   • Conservation Steward Award – Loxa-Lucie Initiative
      for which the organization is grateful: Presenting Sponsor,   Trophies, The Firefly Group and Steven Martine Photography.  • Environmental Education Award – Florida Oceanographic
      Sailfish Point Country Club; Champion Sponsors, Sunrise     To view a complete list of Environmental Stewardship     Society, Ocean EcoCenter
      Grove Commerce Center and Three Lakes; Steward Sponsors,   Award  nominees,  as  well  as  images  from  the  event,   • Innovation Award – House of Hope, Traveling Nutrition Garden
      Martin County Board of County Commissioners District   visit or  • President’s Award – Students4H2O & Martin County
      Five Edward V. Ciampi and Waste Management; Sustainer   KeepMartinBeautiful.                           School District
      Sponsors, AHS Residential, FPL, Meritage Homes, and van   2022 Environmental Stewardship Award Winners   • Remarkable Recycler Award – Project LIFT
      Vonno Consulting; and Supporter Sponsors, Bonnie Landry   • Community Cleanup Award – Live Love Local Hobe   • Riley Jackson Award – Kathy Fitzpatrick
      & Associates, Camo Farms, Captec Engineering, Circular     Sound Cleanup                             • Trailblazer Award – Maggy Hurchalla
                                                                                                           • Youth Engagement Award – Jackie Brownie
                                                                                                           • Youth Group Champion Award – River Kidz
           TAKING CARE OF FAMILIES ON THE TREASURE COAST                                                   • Youth Impact Award – The Pine School
           AND PALM CITY FOR OVER                                                                          About Keep Martin Beautiful
                                                                                                             Keep Martin Beautiful (KMB) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit
                                                                                                           community organization founded in 1994 as an affiliate
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                                              “Our TEAM is committed to                                    enhance the quality of life in Martin County through litter
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                         IS OUR               comprehensive services including                             and programs include the Environmental Stewardship
                                                                                                           Awards, the International Coastal Cleanup, the Great
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                                                                                                           American Cleanup, the Adopt-A-Road and Adopt-A-Street
                PASSION                       procedures, porcelain crowns and                             programs, and other educational and outreach activities. Find
                                              veneers and complex implant
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                                                                                                  or call (772) 781-1222.
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