BY C.S. HOWARD
Scholarship recipients Michaela Walker and Dejane Stewart with BPW President, Glenda Williams. Not pictured is Amaia Cliatt.
Business and Professional Women of North Sarasota presented its 2016 scholarships on May 12th at the North Sarasota Public Library. This year’s scholarship recipients were Amaia Cliatt, Dajane’ Stewart and Michaela Walker.
Amaia graduated from Booker High School where she was involved in the VPA Program, Student Government Association and volunteered with the Manatee County ESY program, assisting teachers with special needs children. She participated in the Manatee County Black Chamber of Commerce youth group and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority’s youth group. She will attend Bethune-Cookman University to pursue a double degree in Psychology and Sociology.
Dajane’ is a student at State College of Florida and will receive her A.A. degree this fall. She will continue her education at Valencia College in Orlando in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program, eventually going on to the University of Central Florida to earn a bachelors degree.
Michaela graduated from Booker High School and participated with the Sarasota Y-Achievers. She will attend Bethune-Cookman University to pursue a degree in Hospitality Management with a minor in Business Administration.
BPW/North Sarasota celebrates its 43rd as an advocate for working women in the community. Founded in 1919, Business and Professional Women is the oldest and largest organization of working women in this country. For additional information about the local organization, visit the website at www.bpwsarasota.org. Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at the North Sarasota Library at 6:00 p.m. Glenda Williams is the president.