DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The Florida State League
Scholarship Committee in a telephone conference today awarded twelve (12) $1,500 educational scholarships to applicants from each team in the league.
The Committee awarded the scholarships after a review of the materials submitted by each applicant. The award is based both on financial need and grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Students eligible for this award must be an employee of, or the child or grandchild of an employee of the participating club, and must be at least a high school junior by the 2012 fall term.
The Miami Marlins have sponsored this program for thirteen (13) years and have contributed a total of $124,500. Florida State League president Chuck Murphy stated, "This program is one of the best things we do in the league and I congratulate the directors and general managers on their dedication and enthusiasm in administering this program."
The purpose of the program is to send a message that an education is key to success in life.
The scholarship winners will be guests of the Miami Marlins in pregame ceremonies on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012 at 1:10 p.m.
2012 winners and their club
Ms. Ellen Hyland - Bradenton Marauders
Mr. Michael Congrove - Brevard County Manatees
Ms. Katrina Figueroa - Charlotte Stone Crabs
Mr. Joseph Zakshevsky - Clearwater Threshers
Mr. David Walkovic - Daytona Cubs
Mr. Jonathan Glass - Dunedin Blue Jays
Mr. Ryan Gravel - Fort Myers Miracle
Mr. Yogi Brewington Jr. - Jupiter Hammerheads
Ms. Shelby Johnson - Lakeland Flying Tigers
Mr. Camden Hearn - Palm Beach Cardinals
Ms. Kayla Pitoniak - St. Lucie Mets
Mr. Jake Sullivan - Tampa Yankees
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