Congratulations To All Our Winners!
Three 2020 Scholarship Recipients
There were three students selected as scholarship recipients for 2020. Cade Cooper, grandson of classmate, Debbie Smith Kennedy, and Katee Perry, are both attending the University of Florida while Allyson LeFleur, neice of Greg LeFleur, is attending St. Petersburg College. The recipients each received $500.00, which is administered by the Pinellas Education Foundation. Congratulations to them all.
Last year's winner, Emma Wolfe, was eligible to renew her scholarship for 2020. Below is what she wrote about her freshman year at USF. Unfortunately, her freshman year has been interrupted by the Coronavirus. We wish her the best in her sophomore year with the challenges this unprecedented time has presented all of us.
"This first year of college has been quite challenging. Trying to adjust to a different living situation, making new friends, and having to find new ways to study. Luckily I pushed through and I was able to finish the first semester with great grades and a great experience. They all say freshman year is one of the hardest due to the whole adjustment to college, but I also saw fellow students and friends struggling financially when It came to paying for school. I was thankful to have been able not to worry about that but to put all my focus on my classes and my mental health. The scholarship I received went towards paying for my classes and the fees associated with them, and as a student who takes 13-15 credit hours a semester, it helped tremendously. If I were able to receive the scholarship again, I know I’d be able to keep my focus on school and minimize my worrying on other things such as finances."
2019 Scholarship Winner is Emma Wolfe.
Congratulations to Emma Wolfe, winner of the CHS Class of 1968 Scholarship winner. Emma will pursue a bio medical degree at the University of South Florida, and hopes to become a dentist. Thanks to all of you who support our efforts to fund these scholarships. You are making a difference!!
Tamara Arangjelovik Named 2018 Scholarship Winner
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 part time 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 Recipient: 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.