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Uncommon Friends Foundation announces 2017 scholarship winners

July 14, 2017
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Uncommon Friends Foundation has announced the winners of its 2017 student scholarships.

Scholarships are awarded to deserving students, veterans, struggling adults, and single parents who are pursuing degrees in education, law, technology, and other studies.

Nominees came from Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Glades and Hendry counties, need financial assistance, excel in school and in their personal lives, and possess high character qualities.

The scholarships awarded and winners are:

* Berne Davis Future Teacher Scholarship Jessica Groll-Whipple.

* Florida Prepaid Schol-arships Yazmin Castelo, Tequon Chatman, David Delices, and Jacqueline Rodriguez.

* Ellie Newton Student Chair in Humanities at FSW Katiuska Carrillo.

* James Newton Student Chair in Leadership at FSW Sarah Tamplin.

* Health Sciences Schol-arship Sarah Haggard and Martha Williams.

* Hilliard Scholarships Robyn Basquin and Steph-anie Canales.

* Lee County Bar Asso-ciation Scholarship Shelby Reed.

* PACE Center for Girls of Lee County Scholarship Judith Otero.

* Single Parent Schol-arships Anna Bonilla, Amy Sukay, and Sabah Yassin-Gomez.

* Technical College Scholarships Alexander Canto and Giovanni Cruz.

* Veteran's Scholarship Chelsea Emmerich.

* 2017 Special Recog-nition Scholarships Gerardo Alvarado, Joshua Ashby, Savanna Galloway, and Fortasia Leonard.

Chatman, Otero and Alvarado are all Cape Coral residents.

All of the winners will be honored at the Uncommon Friends Foundation's Un-common Evening to be held Thursday, Nov. 2, from 6-9 p.m., at the historic Bur-roughs Home & Gardens.

Tickets and sponsorships can be purchased by emailing

The Uncommon Friends Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to lifelong character building among today's youth and business leaders. It is located at the historic Burroughs Home & Gardens at 2505 First Street. Its waterfront Gale McBride Pavilion is available for public and private weddings and events.

Public tours of the historic home are available by reservation.

For more information, visit or call 239-337-9503.



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