Anna Maria Blescia – Courter Executive DirectorMargate Business Association, Submitted
Margate resident students Madelyn Fox and Gavin Parto will each receive a scholarship of $ 2,500 from the annual Daniel and Maria Walters scholarship program of the Margate Business Association. The two students defeated a group of ten scholarship applicants who submitted essays on the topic: “If I had to describe the year 2020 in one word, it would be …”.
Senior Madelyn Fox, of Atlantic City High School, chose the word “community” for her essay. In his words, âCommunities have developed unique strategies to come together throughout the pandemic. Despite the adversity encountered, community was a common theme in 2020. âMadelyn, an active community volunteer, outstanding athlete and member of the National Honor Society, will attend Temple University in the fall to pursue a career in science exercise and sport.
Gavin Parto, who will be graduating from Ocean City High School, is a Distinguished Honors student and varsity athlete. For his essay, Gavin chose the word ‘unlimited’ and said in his essay: ‘The year 2020 has been a year in which the whole world has been tested and passed what any of us have. could have imagined. Gavin will go to the University of South Carolina where he will pursue business / entrepreneurial studies.
The Daniel and Maria Walters Fellowship Program of the Margate Business Association has awarded more than $ 115,000 in scholarships since the inception of the program.