The Gamma Xi Boulé Foundation awarded scholarships to three outstanding local area high school graduates at its annual scholarship ceremony on May 25, 2019, at the Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Library. This year’s ceremony marks the first awards from scholarships funded by Gamma Xi Boulé member Donald R. Reaves and his wife, Deborah R. Reaves, and Gamma Xi Boulé member Robert L. Wood and his wife, Angelia D. Wood.
Zhameera Fuller will receive $4,000 per year for the next four years from the Donald J. and Deborah J. Reaves Scholarship. Fuller, a 2019 Booker High School graduate, plans to study child psychology when she enrolls at the University of North Florida in the fall.
Marc Brunot is a 2017 graduate of Bayshore High School. He earned a $4,000 annual Matthew Carter Scholarship in 2017. The Gamma Xi Boulé Foundation created the Matthew Carter Scholarship to honor Matthew Carter, who was a charter member of Gamma Xi Boulé. Brunot will begin his junior year as a business major at Florida Gulf Coast University in the fall.
Maicy Powell will receive $4,000 per year for the next four years from the Robert L. and Angelia D. Wood Scholarship. Powell graduated from Booker High School in May and she will matriculate in the fall at Howard University as a business administration major.
The Gamma Xi Boulé Foundation has awarded approximately $65,000 in scholarships to outstanding high school graduates since 2001.
Anthony Freeman, 2012 recipient, graduated in 2016 from Villanova University in Pennsylvania, and majored in Liberal Arts with two minors in Economics and Theology. Currently he is employed as an Underwriting Technician at FCCI located in Lakewood Ranch, Florida.
“I’m grateful for the scholarship because it helped me realize how much support I had from others in my community.”
Anthony Lowe, 2014 recipient, is currently attending University of Central Florida studying IT and will graduate the Summer of 2020. The former Booker HS graduate says that the Gamma Xi Foundation basically kick-started his college,
“If it wasn’t for them I would not be where I am today.”
Brendan Healy, 2016 recipient, is very appreciative for the scholarship that helped him keep his student debt low. In 2018, he graduated from the University of Florida in Business and his first job was with Sherwin-Williams as a Store Assistant Manager in Sarasota, Florida after his completion of their Management Trainee Program. In September of 2019, he accepted a position with Apple in Sarasota, Florida.
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