The culmination of ZCoM's year is our annual scholarships award banquet where, this year, we awarded a record twelve $2,000 scholarships, thanks to a very successful Homewalk. This event wraps the mission of Zonta and our entire year's activities with a big sparkly bow and presents us with an evening of purpose, touching stories, and warm fuzzies. It brings together:
Denise Avery presented a brief review of Homewalk 2014 and pointed out that we counted 5,791 times that we welcomed guests across the thresholds of our homeowners' front doors. She also explained the attendance numbers and how the dollars raised our distributed. Homewalk ticket sales provide funding for our community service grants, and Homewalk sponsorships go directly into our scholarship fund at the Midland Area Community Foundation.
Then, each scholarship recipient in attendance was introduced and gave a brief glimpse into their lives and futures. In addition to the scholarship recipients, three families of Homewalk homeowners attended the dinner and learned first hand how their generosity impacted these women.
These scholarship recipients are: Julia Terhune, Georgia Wheeldon, Robin Shisler, Heather Owens, Elizabeth Scott, Isabella Krolikowski, Miranda Grimley, Stacey Thrush, Molly Rossman, Rebecca Indianer, Kathryn Robbins, and Amanda Bishop.