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Chick-fil-A gives $12,500 in scholarships to Palm Coast team members

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'We are proud of each of these outstanding young people,' Operator Glen Efford said.
by: Guest Writer

Chick-fil-A Palm Coast Operator Glen Efford spent his Saturday afternoon awarding Chick-fil-A Remarkable Futures Scholarships.

Five team members were selected and awarded over $12,500 on May 16.

The recipients were Gianna LaBarbera, Keilee Gocking, Maria Sadio, Keisha Ocasio and Kale Britton. This is Britton’s and Gocking’s second year receiving the scholarship.

Chick-fil-A Scholarships began when founder Truett Cathy set a mayonnaise jar on his first restaurant counter to help a team member pursue his dream of a college education. Since 1973, Chick-fil-A has helped over 59,000 team members achieve remarkable futures through a total investment of $92 million in scholarships.

“We are proud of each of these outstanding young people,” Efford said. “They represent the best of our youth today. They are hardworking, dedicated and display care in everything they do. Simply put, they are remarkable.”

Press release by Chris Calderon, Chick-fil-A Palm Coast marketing director

 

In other business news:

 

Duke Energy donates to Boys and Girls Clubs

Recently, Boys & Girls Clubs of Volusia/Flagler Counties received a grant from Duke Energy Foundation for almost $10,000. This grant provides scholarships for 12 youth to attend the Boys & Girls Club (in person or virtually). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the eight units of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Volusia/Flagler Counties have been engaging youth and their families in virtual programming and services. 

“Duke Energy Florida is proud to be a part of the many programs that make our communities such a vibrant place to live and work,” Catherine Stempien, Duke Energy Florida state president, said in a press release.

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