Florida State Council

Knights of Columbus

Catholic High School Scholarships Awarded

The futures of five Sarasota-area students will benefit from the legacies of those who left us with their memories. Knights of Columbus Council 7826 St Thomas More (Sarasota) presented five scholarships to students who will attend Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School this fall. The scholarships awarded and their recipients are:

1.The Richard A. Schwehr Memorial Scholarship - Mr. Daniel Andrew Ramirez
2.The Angele Ciancuilli-McAlonie Memorial Scholarship - Mr. Joseph Alex Sassano
3.The LCPL Patrick Ryan Adle Memorial Scholarship - Mr. Liam Jack Donovan
4.The Hank Peppard Family Memorial Scholarship - Mr. Michael Lee Thayer
5.The Jeffrey C. Jeffers - Memorial Scholarship - Mr. Leo Ennis Ramirez II

Each scholarship is worth $500 towards attendance at Cardinal Mooney. This is the second year that K of C Council 7826 has awarded scholarships, and increased the inaugural awards by two for the coming school year.

The students all had family and benefactors in attendance, and the awardees included two brothers.

The Master of Ceremonies for the event was council 7826 Deputy Grand Knight Ken Berberich. Benefactors included: Sybilla Schwehr, George & Fran Jeffers & Elizabeth Meyd. Committee members who were also benefactors included: John McAlonie, Jim Meyd, and Hank Peppard.

Other committee members from Council 7826 in attendance were: PGK Dan Bulinski, Ed Cox, Larry Hall and Stan Szfranski.

Also in attendance from the host council: GK Johnnie Turner, Ron McCluskey, Steve McElroy, Joe Summer, Jack Christy, Neil Corrado and Jim Clark.

Cardinal Mooney's Rene Hebda and the Diocese of Venice/Florida Catholic's Bob Reddy were also present to help document the special event.

For more information, please contact: Jim Clark, K of C Florida State Council Media Relations & Production Director - 786-317-1342, jimclark.kofcfl@gmail.com