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Holiday Kiwanis: scholarships

The Kiwanis Club of Holiday has presented two scholarships to graduating Gulf High School seniors.

Jason Murphy and Caroline Colaprete have each received a $500 scholarship.

Murphy received the Dennis K. Taylor Award for $500 to be used at the college of his choice. Murphy had a grade point average of 4.2857 and ranked in the top 1 percent of his graduating class. He was listed in Who's Who Among High School Students for the past two years, is a member of the National Honor Society, was secretary of the Math Honor Society and was on the varsity soccer and varsity cross country teams. He was also a member of Future Business Leaders of America and Interact Club. He hopes to pursue a degree in business at a major four-year university.

Miss Colaprete received the James Downey annual scholarship for $500 to use at the University of Florida. She ranks in the top 5 percent of her graduating class with a grade point average of 3.9047. She is a member of the National Honor Society, was listed in Who's Who Among American High School Students, was an honor roll student, second chair in the All-County Band and a volunteer at Windsor Woods Nursing Home. She was a member of Just Say No to Drugs, Students Against Driving Drunk, Spanish Honor Society and concert band. She was drum major for the current year at Gulf High School. She hopes to become a pharmacist and still continue her interest in the music field.

The Dennis K. Taylor scholarship is given in honor of Dennis K. Taylor, principal of Mittye P. Locke Elementary School. The Jim Downey scholarship is awarded in the name of the late Jim Downey, who was a club member.

Bill Phillips, president of Holiday Kiwanis Club, presented the awards.