The Woman’s Club of Oldsmar (WCO) officially announce Katelyn Howie as the winner of the Amelia Jean Jorgenson Scholarship on Saturday, April 11th at 2 pm at the WCO Annual English Tea at the Oldsmar Senior Center (127 State Street West, Oldsmar). At the Annual English Tea, the Club’s largest fundraiser, Miss Howie was presented a check for $1,000.
Miss Howie is currently attending SPC Tarpon Springs campus where she is pursuing a degree in Health Administration. She works two jobs, Stars and Comets Before and After Care at Palm Harbor University High School and the Westlake Christian School cafeteria, to finance her educational goals. Her pursuit of a higher education has not been without obstacles, but her determination does not waiver. Miss Howie has dedicated her life to activities that help her community. She is an active member of the Youth Group and Praise Band at Community United Methodist Church, Oldsmar Cares Volunteer, Surf Club Beach Cleanup, and Co-chair of the local Relay for Life fundraiser. She exemplifies the criteria for the scholarship (see below).
The scholarship fund was created by Amelia Jean Jorgenson’s daughters to carry out the charitable and educational purposes of the WCO by assisting Oldsmar Women fund collegiate or other advanced education. This fund, when matched with funds raised by the Oldsmar Woman’s Club, provides an annual scholarship for an Oldsmar woman through 2020. Their goal is to grow this fund through fundraisers and community contributions and continue it in perpetuity.
Amelia Jean Jorgenson resided in Oldsmar for more than 40 years and dedicated herself to making Oldsmar true to its motto: “Great Place to Live, Work, and Play.” The Oldsmar Woman’s Club was proud to have Mrs. Jorgenson as its president and longtime member. She lived life with purpose, commitment, and passion, much like the outstanding young lady receiving this year’s award.