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Scholarship Corner

From left: Anthony Bibbo, Mount Saint Joseph High School, will be attending Villanova University; Jessica ­Zimmerman, Archbishop Spalding High School, will be attending Christopher Newport University; Cecilia Ramirez, Chesapeake Science Point, will be attending Johns Hopkins; Andrew Potter, Archbishop Spalding High School, will be attending University of Maryland College Park; Jesse Ekong, DuVal High School, will be attending University of Maryland College Park. Not shown, Alexandra Porzillo, Annapolis High School, will be attending the University of Tampa.
Youth soccer pays dividends
     Six graduating high school seniors each were awarded $2,500 scholarships in the annual Anne Arundel Youth Soccer Association 2019 essay contest. The scholarship is open to any graduating senior attending college or trade school who has played at least one season in AAYSA, the county league for Anne Arundel County. Essays are judged blindly by local educators and community soccer commissioners. The scholarship is funded by the league’s annual Arundel Cup Tournament, held Columbus Day weekend each year and open to youth soccer teams ages 7 to 18 from around the region.
     Entrants were asked to answer one of two questions: What experiences have you had in AAYSA that have taught you about the value of good sportsmanship? What personal strengths have you gained that you would like to pass on to younger players if you had the opportunity?
Helping Students Help the Bay
      Three high school seniors each get $1,000 of help in studying how to help the Bay thanks to the Anne Arundel Watermen’s Association, aided by Deale businessman John Hiser. 
     The winners were Cyrus Johnson of Southern High School, Adriana Pena of South River High School and Alliana Sneade of Indian Creek School. 
     The Watermen’s Association hosts an annual October seafood festival to fund its scholarships. “Winners can study in any maritime or environmental field that will have an impact on the future of the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem,” said Bill Scerbo, Association president. 
     The Association is a nonprofit established by the watermen of Anne Arundel County for the purpose of protecting community-based commercial fishing while advocating for sustainable fisheries and a health Chesapeake Bay.