WCI Communities' Junior Golf Foundation awards scholarships to local high school seniors

2011 WCI Junior Golf Foundation winner Andrea Grouch of Barron Collier High SchoolBONITA SPRINGS, Fla. – WCI Communities Junior Golf Foundation has awarded scholarships to six outstanding high school golfers in Lee and Collier counties.

The annual Academic & Athletic Achievement Award scholarship program, now in its 12th year, has awarded more than $200,000 to deserving high school seniors who exhibit skill, talent and dedication, both on and off the links.

Mariel Rickert and Steven Reynolds of Bishop Verot High School and Andrea Grouch and Matthew Taylor of Barron Collier High School, will each receive a $3,000 scholarship from the foundation.

George Price of Fort Myers High School and Dylan Fine of Ida S. Baker High School each will receive a $1,500 scholarship.

2011 WCI Junior Golf Foundation winner Matthew Taylor of Barron Collier High School“We are committed to supporting students who seek to further their education and have developed an appreciation for the game of golf. Many applicants express how golf has helped them with life lessons such as patience, perseverance, honesty and integrity,” said Ed Weber, foundation board member. “We are happy to continue this tradition of recognizing and rewarding their efforts.”

The scholarship program was launched in 2000 to recognize students committed to the future of golf. “WCI believes in supporting excellence in athletics and the classroom beyond the high school years,” said Weber.

The WCI Communities Junior Golf Foundation was formed in 1999 and awards scholarships annually to graduating seniors who qualify from Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties. In addition to being a member of the foundation, junior golfers must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA and have participated in a WCI Junior Golf event or similar tour within the last year.

For more information visit http://www.wcigolf.com.

WCI Communities creates amenity-rich, master-planned lifestyle communities, catering to primary, retirement and second-home buyers. The company offers traditional single and multi-family home choices with prices from the mid-$100,000s to just under $1 million. In addition to homebuilding and development, WCI generates revenues from its Prudential Florida Realty business, the second largest residential realty company in Florida; its Wells Fargo-affiliated mortgage services; insurance and title services; and its recreational amenities, as well as through land sales and joint ventures. For more information, visit www.WCICommunities.com.


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