Central Florida Electric Cooperative recently announced the winners of the Educational Charity Scholarship Program. Ten scholarships were awarded in all, and these students receive $1,000 toward furthering their education in an accredited university, community college or trade school.
The scholarship winner from Williston High School was Dylan ODell, and from Dunnellon High School, the winner was Nichole Zarkowski.
Dylan ODell grew up admiring his grandfather, a retired officer with the Miami Dade Police Department. Because of this, his plans are to study criminal justice.
Nichole Zarkowski has maintained a weighted grade point average of 4.70, while contributing more than 100 volunteer hours to community organizations. Her plans are to attend the University of Florida with a goal of becoming an anesthesiologist.
Other scholarship winners were as follows: Ulrica Diamond, Bell High School; Brenna Land, Trenton High School; Benjamin Nutt, Bronson High School; Lindsay Edmunds, Cedar Key High School; Kaliopi Hicks, Chiefland High School; Travis Whitley, Newberry High School; Kaci Anguish and Courtney Squires, Dixie County High School.