Bursary, donations and more: Good news in Ocala / Marion


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Law firm rewards student with scholarship for service and leadership

Zaniyah Williams of Vanguard High School was recently recognized as an Outstanding Ocala Student by receiving a scholarship under the Law Firm’s second annual Empowering Greatness Scholarship Program Farah & Farah, according to a press release from the cabinet.

Williams maintains a GPA of 4.46 and is a member of the National Honor Society, the track team, and the student government. Farah & Farah has offices in Florida and Georgia.

Through dollar-for-dollar correspondence with the Florida Prepaid College Foundation, the scholarship will prepay tuition, registration fees, and local fees for 60 lower division semester credit hours at one of the public colleges or universities. from Florida.

Five scholarships were awarded statewide.

“With today’s teens facing so many unique challenges, including the continued increase in gun violence in Florida, it’s more important than ever to invest in their future,” said Chuck Farah, Senior Partner by Farah & Farah, in the press release. “Giving students the opportunity to get a quality education opens the door to a better future. “

Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop donates to area schools

The Dunnellon community thrift store recently donated to area schools, according to a press release from the thrift store.

Left to Right: Jan Salter, Dunnellon Community Thrift Store volunteer, presents a check for $ 499 to Romeo Elementary School Principal Suzette Parker.

“It was a pleasure meeting the principals of three local schools and offering them checks for $ 499 each,” said Joann McCullough, advertising representative for the thrift store, in an email. “Budgets are always tight and this year is no exception. By donating to them, the countless hours we spend running our thrift store are worth it.

Thrift store volunteer Jan Salter presented Romeo Elementary School Principal Suzette Parker with a check for $ 499. Parker said Romeo’s children were excited to return to a normal school routine after the disruptive pandemic year, the statement said.

Left to right: Dunnellon Community Thrift Store volunteer Anthony Tatarka presents a check for $ 499 to Dunnellon Middle School Principal Ken McAteer, who plans to use the funds to facilitate outings in the field of advancement via individual determination.

Funds donated by the thrift store will be used to provide incentives to students in the supplemental reading program.

Thrift store volunteer Anthony Tatarka presented a check for $ 499 to Dunnellon Middle School principal Ken McAteer, who plans to use the funds to facilitate field trips of advancement via determination individual, according to the press release.

Left to Right: Dunnellon Community Thrift Store volunteer Joann McCullough presents a check for $ 499 to Dunnellon Elementary School Principal Karen English.

McCullough presented a check for $ 499 to Dunnellon Elementary School principal Karen English. The money donated will be placed in the principal’s discretionary fund to boost morale.

Quilters Presents Shands Children’s ICU with Quilt Donations

Morriston Baptist Church Quilts recently donated more than 59 quilts to the children’s intensive care unit at Shands Hospital, according to a press release from the quilting group.

Front row: Rachel Coombs and Julia Rustler, Child Life Specialists.  Back row: quilters Bonnie Curtis, Fay Vause, Judie Brown, Martha Buss and Linda Hall.

The group meets Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Morriston Baptist Church in Morriston.

Ocala / Marion County Realtors Association donates food to families at Hillcrest School

Members of OMCAR's Community Outreach Committee presented a food donation to families at Hillcrest School.  From left to right: Lisa Toler, Sonia Bravo, Randy Alvord, Suzann Shields, Denise Bibeau, Nancy Johnson and Hillcrest Home School Liaison Officer Sabrina Cret.

The Ocala / Marion County Realtors Association recently collected and delivered several bags and boxes filled with various food items to four families at Hillcrest School, said Toni-Ann Burke, communications specialist for OMCAR, in an email.

The association is Hillcrest’s business partner. He reached out when he learned that four families needed help providing a Thanksgiving meal for their loved ones, according to the email.

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