NPC Check to Champions for Learning

Introduction of Ellie Rushing

our 2015-16 NPC Scholarship Student

L-R Drew Attanasio and Susan McManus, vice president-finance and president of Champions for Learning/the Educational Foundation of Collier County

L-R Drew Attanasio and Susan McManus, vice president-finance and president of Champions for Learning/the Educational Foundation of Collier County

Susan McManus and Drew Attanasio, president and vice president-finance for Champions for Learning/the Educational Foundation of Collier County, accepted the $2,500 check from Naples Press Club for our NPC Scholarship Fund.

McManus spoke about our history together, starting with then NPC Scholarship Chair Phil Beuth’s desire in 2007 to set up the NPC Scholarship fund and find student recipients who were passionate about a career in the field of journalism. She said that Beuth was determined to make it work, and it did.

L to R, Back Row: Connie Kindsvater, Kyle Shatto, Andrew Friedgen, Sarah Grace Davenport, Melissa Gomez, Oscar Santiago-Torres, Lauren Schoepfer. Front Row: Phil Beuth, Chairman of the Scholarship Committee. Photo: by Helene de Neergaard

L to R, Back Row: Connie Kindsvater, Kyle Shatto, Andrew Friedgen, Sarah Grace Davenport, Melissa Gomez, Oscar Santiago-Torres, Lauren Schoepfer. Front Row: Phil Beuth. Photo: by Helene de Neergaard

As a result of his efforts, NPC Terrence J. Miller $1,000 Renewable Scholarships have been awarded to 19 Collier County students from 2007-2015/16. Those students have primarily attended Florida schools (FGCU, FSC, FSU, FSWU, UCF, UF, USF and Rollins College). Other colleges chosen were Colorado State University-Pueblo and Emerson College-Boston.

The current NPC Scholarship Students are: Melissa Gomez (Lely H.S. 2014)-University of Florida (sophomore), Oscar Santiago (Golden Gate H.S. 2011) – FGCU (senior), Lauren Schoepfer (Barron Collier H.S. 2012) – University of Central Florida (junior), Kyle Shatto (Naples H.S. 2013) – Florida Southern College (junior), John Marshall Wix III (Golden Gate H.S. 2011) – FGCU (senior).

Ellie Rushing and Jeff Margolis

Ellie Rushing and Jeff Margolis

2015-16 NPC Scholarship Student Introduced: Ellie Rushing is graduating from Naples High School May 29, 2015, and will attend Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida in the fall. Ellie plans to major in journalism and also play varsity softball for Rollins. She also announced that she just learned that she was awarded the prestigious Naples Daily News Doris Reynolds Scholarship.

Ellie Rushing and Connie Kindsvater

Ellie Rushing and Connie Kindsvater

NPC President Carole Greene thanked the NPC Scholarship Committee for its efforts: Chairman Connie Kindsvater, Phil Beuth, Jeff Margolis and Rhona Saunders.

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