LWRWC Awards Community Service Scholarship
Lakewood Ranch Women’s Club was one of 15 organizations presenting scholarship awards to exemplary graduating seniors at the Lakewood Ranch High School’s Senior Awards Assembly on April 27, 2017.
The Lakewood Ranch Women’s Club is honored to recognize Tori, Molly and Aston, three amazing, smart and altruistic young women who represent our future. Molly Mendoza, also received the coveted “Lakewood Legends Award.” This award was established and voted on by the faculty for “seniors who exemplified excellence in the area of academics, leadership, citizenship, and community service.
The Women’s Club is committed to continuing our Community Service Scholarship as part of our philanthropic focus.
The Lakewood Ranch Women’s Club (LWRWC) met at the Country Club in LWR on Tuesday April 11, 2017 to present the 2nd annual LWRWC Community Service Scholarship to Victoria (Tori) Boudreau.
In addition to the winner of the annual award, the club presented two “runner-up” awards to deserving students, Molly Mendoza and Ashton Adams. The runner-ups each received $250.
The $1,000 merit-based scholarship is awarded to a female Lakewood Ranch High School senior who will pursue a degree in higher education and resides within a Lakewood Ranch Community. Recipients must be well-rounded and demonstrate commitment to community service, especially in a leadership role.
Philanthropy Chair, Eileen Buzzard, awarded the $1,000 scholarship to Victoria (Tori) Boudreau, a senior at Lakewood Ranch High School. Tori, along with her parents and grandparents were present to accept the award.
Victoria (Tori) Boudreau
“The LWRWC Philanthropy Committee members were extremely impressed with Ms. Boudreau’s community service work at Pinnacle Academy as well as her exemplary character and outstanding achievements,” stated Ms. Buzzard.
With a GPA 4.54 and 394 hours of community service, Tori’s academic awards include AP Scholar Award and National Science Merit Award. In addition, she is President of the Student Government, Lakewood Live News Editor and Morning News Anchor, as well as participating in Lakewood Leaders and various advisory board positions. She also is varsity sports reporter for Brighthouse Sports Network, the Travel Soccer & Dance Team Captain, Quill & Scroll(officer,) Buddy Program, and Blood drive committee.
Her additional Community Service includes activities with Braden River Soccer Club, Windsor Senior Living, the YMCA and Tops Soccer.
Ms. Boudreau has accepted an offer of admission to Florida State University in the fall and plans to major in Criminology and Law with a minor in communications.
Molly Mendoza, a senior at LWR High has a GPA of 4.65 and ranked in the top 3% of her class. Her academic awards include National Honor Society, Junior Book award from Dartmouth College, FBLA 1st in district & qualified for state competition. Extra-Curricular and outside activities include Junior and Senior advisory Board positions, President of Senior class and Future Business Leaders of America. Molly has conceived of and organized fundraising events, Charity drives, and community service events.
Molly’s outside activities include TOPS Outreach Program for Soccer (which helps children with special needs experience the fun of playing Soccer on a team. Molly Mendoza plans to attend Duke University next year.
Ashton Adams has a GPA of 4.38 and has over 300 hours of community service.
Her community service includes Mott Marine Laboratory. She co- founded and is President of the Lakewood Ranch High School Chapter of the National Organization, GIRL TALK, a student to student mentoring program where high school girls mentor middle school girls and help them with the issues they face during their early teen age years.
The event was particularly special for Tori and Molly because they were delighted to see their former beloved teacher, Helene Levin, LWRWC Recording Secretary, at the scholarship reception.
LWRWC President, Monika Templeman, opened the ceremony by welcoming all the attendees and thanking the philanthropy committee for selecting three remarkable 2017 LWRWC award recipients who represent the hope for the future.