The Woman’s Club of St. Michaels recently presented scholarship awards to two graduates of St. Michaels High School, Adrianna DiSilvestro, and Sincere Taylor. Adrianna will be attending St. Andrews University with a major in biology and plans to focus on large animal nutrition and educate developing countries about livestock maintenance. Sincere will be attending Stevenson University with a major in biology and plans to become a physician, specializing in cardiology.
Both of these outstanding young women have been inspired to pursue their careers because of their strong relationships with their mothers. As Adrianna was growing up, she developed her passion for horses by being involved with her mother’s business of rescuing abused animals. When Sincere was just ten years old her mother was studying to become an oncology nurse, and Sincere developed an interest in medicine when she started reading her mother’s medical textbooks. Sincere knows that growing up while her mom was attending college and witnessing her workload has given her a good idea of what to expect on her way to becoming a doctor.
Through its annual scholarship to a St. Michaels High School senior, the Woman’s Club of St. Michaels has been dedicated to helping young people who have demonstrated academic excellence and service to the community, achieve their promise and potential. This scholarship award of $6,000 is the major philanthropic outreach of the club and this year is divided among these two outstanding young women.
The first scholarship award was granted in 1977. The scholarship may be given to an applicant planning to attend a 4-year college or university, a community college, or a vocational/ technology school. In 40 years, the Woman’s Club of St. Michaels has awarded over $200,000.00 to deserving St Michaels students.
Due to the circumstances of the Coronavirus, this year’s recipients were visited at their homes by the Scholarship Committee rather than being presented at the Woman’s Club annual end of year luncheon. The Scholarship Committee chair, Carolyn Wasdyke said, “As always, it is difficult to determine who is most worthy of our $6,000 scholarship, for many of the applicants are impressive young men and women who meet our stringent criteria. The Woman’s Club of St. Michaels wishes to congratulate the entire St. Michaels High School senior class of 2020 who have graduated under this year’s unprecedented circumstances.”
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