First of all, thanks so much to those of you who have supported the CHS Class of 1968 Scholarship fund through the years. Your donations are truly appreciated and have allowed us to award a total of 26 scholarships since 1999. But, our fund continues to struggle.
At this time, we need every classmate’s help to reach our goal of $5,000.00, and make our fund self-sustaining.
We are asking that each year, each of you to invest in the future of a child by sending your tax deductible gift of at least $19.68 to Lynne Faimalie. If your company does donation matching, please be sure to include that form with your check.
Check out the Recipients tab to see information about all of the wonderful young people that YOU have helped with their education. We should all be very proud of the difference we have made in their lives!
CHS Class of 1968 Scholarship Committee Members
Lynne Edelman Faimalie, Jim Drain and Patty Day Perkey.
The CHS Class of 1968 Scholarship Fund was established at the 30th Reunion in 1998 at the suggestion of Beth Jamieson Knowles. It was the feeling of the attendees that this was a valuable contribution where we could continue to give back to our community. Lynne Edelman Faimalie serves as Chairman of this committee and Lynne and her committee have developed the focus for awarding the scholarship as outlined below.
Scholarship may be used for college, technical or vocational training school.
Top consideration will be given to the graduating senior child of a CHS Class of 1968 alum graduating from Clearwater High. If no qualified recipients fit that category, other Class of 1968 alum's graduating senior children residing in Pinellas County Florida, will be given special consideration. After that, all applicants complying with the other criteria will be considered equally.
Academics, community or school service/leadership, financial need etc. will all be taken into consideration.
The money goes through the Pinellas Education Foundation here in Pinellas County, which keeps hassles to a minimum and offers a tax break to donors. Lynne and her Class of 68 Scholarship Committee screen all applicants and the final decision is made by two representatives from the committee and one representative from Educational Foundation committee.
What We Need
We need $5,000 minimum to be an "ongoing" scholarship, which means that the recipient could renew the scholarship each year, as long as certain criteria continue to be met.
All we're asking for is a minimum donation of $19.68 each year. If you are willing and able to donate more, Lynne will be happy to accept. Keep in mind, this is a tax deductible donation that will help a child in need from Clearwater High School continue on with his or her education.
If you have not donated recently, please go to the "Donations Station" tab for instructions on supporting our scholarship fund
Tamara Arangjelovik is the recipient of the Clearwater High School Class of 1968 Scholarship for 2018. Originally from Macedonia, Tamara loves history plans to attend the University of Florida and will pursue banking and finance and hopes to become an attorney. Her essay about experiencing the atrocities of war in the former Yugoslovia touched us all. Congratulations to Tamara and thanks to all of you who continue to contribute to the CHS Class of 1968 Scholarship Fund making it possible for us to continue this wonderful legacy for our class.
On a sadder note, neither Mr. nor Mrs. Justice was in attendance this year.
2017 Scholarship Awarded to Sh'vaela Dionsha Colton
This year's scholarship winner, Sh'vaela Dionsha Colton. Sh'vaela was in the Business Economics Technology program at CHS. She hopes to study criminology at either Florida International University or Florida State University. Sh'vaela is a member of the National Honor Society and the Marching Band and works parttime at Publix. Suffice it to say that Sh'vaela has had many challenges in her yound life and we are so happy to be able to assist her in achieving her goals.
Mr. and Mrs. Justice were still able to attend the ceremony! 96??
2016 Scholarships Awarded to Damitra Davis and Paul Frappolo
This year's scholarship winners were Demitra Davis and Paul Frappolo. Damitra wants to study Hospitality at a 2-year college, whle Paul will pursue a 4-year degree in Computer Science. Congratulations to both of them. We wish them the best as they graduate from high school and start the next phase of their lives.
Mr. and Mrs. Justice were at the ceremony!! 95??
2015 Scholarship Awarded to Sierrra Dawson
Congratulations to Sierra Dawson, the 2015 Clearwater High School Class of 1968 Scholarship winner. Jim Drain and Patty Day Perkey presented her with her award this evening at the Senior Awards Ceremony in the auditorium at CHS (it hasn't changed all that much). Sierra plans to study engineering.
BTW, Mr. Justice was also at the ceremony. His wife is 94, so he must be somewhere around that age.
2014 Scholarship Awarded to Tramell Donoso
Congratulations to this year's CHS Class of 1968 scholarship winner, Tramell Donoso. Tramell will be attending Florida State University in the fall. This young man has risen above adversity to be an outstanding member of the CHS Class of 2014, and we hope he is successful beyond our wildest imagination.
2013 Scholarship Awarded to Krystina Nelson
Congratulations to Krystina “Krissy” Nelson, the winner of the 2013 Clearwater High School Class of 1968 scholarship. Krissy will be pursuing a certificate in early childhood from PTEC. She is the first person in her family to graduate from high school and is proud to be setting an example for her three younger brothers. She is also the first in her family to attend classes post-high school. Krissy has finally found her passion with child care and we are thrilled to provide her with this opportunity. Thank you Class of 1968 for making this possible. You're the BEST!!!
2012 Scholarship Awarded to Desmond King
Desmond King was selected as the recipient of the 2012 CHS Class of 1968 Scholarship. Desmond participated in varsity football, wrestling, and Lacrosse at CHS, and was very active at the school's radio station. He was a member of many school clubs and won first place in the Music Video Category at the Florida Association of Media Education Awards. Desmond will be playing football at Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kansas. Go Desmond and go Blue Jays!
2011 Scholarship Awarded to Countryside High Graduate
After some initial confusion, Evan McKendrick of Countryside High School was awarded the 2011 CHS Class of 1968 Scholarship. Due to a mix up by the Pinellas Education Foundation, Evan, who wrote he attended "CHS" was funneled into the Clearwater High list of potential scholarship recipients. He was unanimously selected by the scholarship committee, and when Lynne Faimalie called to tell him he was going be awarded the scholarship, she found out he went to Countryside (the "other" CHS) and not Clearwater. But, he was so excited about the news that he won, that the committee decided to give him the scholarship.
2010 Scholarship Awarded to Clearwater High Graduate
Nicholas R. Chattaway has been selected as the 2010 recipient of the Clearwater High School Class of 1968 Scholarship. Nick is a 2010 graduate of Clearwater High and will attend the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg campus in the fall to study sports administration and business. Last year's recipient, Susie Knowles, daughter of Beth Jamieson Knowles had her scholarship renewed for the 2010-2011 school year to continue her studies at Florida Southern. Congratulations and continued success to both of these young people.
CHS Class of 1968 Awards Scholarship for 2009
Susie Knowles, daughter of classmate Beth Jamieson Knowles, graduated from Pinellas County Center for the Arts (PCCA) at Gibbs High School in June 2009. Later that summer she was able to travel with a group from PCCA to the International High School Theater Festival at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. This group was among a very few from the United States that were invited to attend. Susie was part of the crew and served as the sound board operator. In August, she entered Florida Southern College in Lakeland to study technical theater. She has been a member of the running crew for 2 of their main stage plays as a freshman. Susie has a special interest in stage make-up and hopes to develop her skills so she can eventually work in the theater.
CHS Class of 1968 Awards Scholarship for 2008
The CHS Class of 1968 Scholarship Committee has selected Scott B. Guinand as the 2008 recipient of the Clearwater High School Class of 1968 Scholarship. Scott is the son of our classmate, Sandy Hair Guinand and her husband Tom Guinand. Scott graduated this year from Palm Harbor University High School where he was in the Wellness and Medical Program. Scott plans to pursue pre-med at either the University of Florida or the University of Central Florida. Good luck to the future Dr. Guinand!!
CHS Class of 1968 Awards Scholarships for 2007
The CHS Class of 1968 has elected to present two scholarships this year. One scholarship was presented to Mark Faimalie, son of our classmate, Lynne Edelman Faimalie. Mark will attend Florida State University. A second scholarship was awarded to Grant Drain, son of classmate Jim Drain. Grant is attending St. Petersburg College.
CHS Class of 1968 Awards Scholarships for 2006
The CHS Class of 1968 presented its 2006 scholarship to Jonathan Walters, who will attend USF. Jonathan is the son of classmates Paula McCann Walters and Ken Walters.
CHS Class of 1968 Awards Scholarships for 2005
Cerea McKenzie, a Clearwater High graduate, is the recipient of the CHS Class of 1968 Scholarship. Cerea will attend SPC.
CHS Class of 1968 Awards Scholarships for 2004
The CHS Class of 1968 has elected to present three scholarships this year, all to children of our classmates. Jillian Graham, daughter of classmate, Debbie Batstone Graham, will attend the University of Central Florida. Katherine Knowles, daughter of our classmate Beth Jamieson Knowles, will attend Florida Southern. Marc Bentz, son of classmate, Bob Bentz will attend the University of North Florida.
CHS Class of 1968 Awards Scholarship for 2003
The CHS Class of 1968 Scholarship Committee has selected Luke H. Argeaux as the 2003 scholarship recipient. Luke, son of Class of '68 alum Danny (Andre') Argeaux, graduated from Seminole High School and plans to major in television/communications and Pre-Med at the University of South Florida starting in the fall. Luke belonged to the Thespian Club and Amnesty International, and is employed by Bay Mariner Beach Shops. In his essay, Luke addressed the overall challenge of finding a job after college graduation. Best of luck to Luke as he begins his college career.
CHS Class of 1968 Awards Scholarship for 2002
The CHS Class of 1968 Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce that it has selected Maria del Socorro Ooms as its 2002 scholarship recipient. Maria is the niece of our fellow classmate, Anna Marie Ooms. Maria wants to study engineering at the University of South Florida. At CHS, she was active in the Drama Club, the National Honor Society, and the Multicultural Club. Her essay on the challenges she expects to face in the engineering field as a woman and a minority weighed heavily in the committee's selection. We all wish Maria the best of luck in her endeavors.
CHS Class of 1968 Awards 3 Scholarships for 2001
This year the CHS Class of 1968 awarded scholarships to both Amanda O'Sullivan and Danielle Oppman, both graduates of Clearwater High. Amanda plans to attend USF and Danielle will attend St. Petersburg College. In addition to these two new scholarships, the committee also voted to renew Alicia Weatherilt's scholarship.
CHS Class of 1968 Awards Scholarship for 2000
Heidi Scheuermann was selected as the second annual recipient for the CHS Class of 1968 Scholarship. After high school, she attended St. Petersburg College (formerly SPJC) and plans to transfer to USF in the Fall 2001. She is a theater major and has been in several productions at SPC including All in the Timing, Graceland, Asleep on the Wind, and Typecast. Heidi is currently awaiting word on her acceptance as an intern at Ruth Eckerd Hall. Heidi lives with her family in Clearwater and has maintained a 3.94 average in college. Heidi reports that our $500 scholarship helped pay for her college textbooks. Alicia Weatherilt also renewed her scholarship for 2000.
CHS Class of 1968 Awards First Scholarship
The CHS Class of 1968 is pleased to announce that it has selected its 1999 CHS Class of 1968 scholarship recipient, and she is Alicia Weatherilt, daughter of Allen and Cathy Moore Weatherilt (CHS Class of 1968 and 1969, respectively). Alicia plans to attend St. Petersburg Junior College starting this fall (1999), and we're sure the $500.00 scholarship will be put to good use.