6/11/2021 5:58:00 PM DWC of Charlotte County Scholarship Winners
Photo: Talon Bottenfield – Bob Taylor Memorial Scholarship winner.
The Democratic Women’s Club (DWC) of Charlotte County is excited to announce this year’s winners of the Betty Gissendanner and Bob Taylor Memorial Scholarship awards. The recipient of the DWC’s Bob Taylor Memorial Scholarship is Talon Bottenfield of Lemon Bay High School. Talon Bottenfield overcame reading difficulties in elementary school to become a highly accomplished student. In addition to pursuing a rigorous academic program, Talon also assumed leadership roles in extracurricular activities, contributed 200 hours of community service, and worked part time. In her application essay about why women matter in politics, Talon writes, “…issues that women face can be easily overlooked when politics are dominated by males. It is easy to silence the minority voice, so having women in politics allows women’s issues to be vocalized and addressed.” Talon plans to attend the University of South Florida and study environmental science.
This year’s recipient of the $1000 Betty Gissendanner Memorial Scholarship is MaKenzie Carter of Charlotte High School.