On Monday, May 8th, the Englewood Democratic Club presented its first “Living Democracy Award” to graduating Lemon Bay High School senior, Addison Adcock at a ceremony held at the high school. Ms. Adcock was the winner of the Club’s non-partisan essay contest based on the question: “What Can I do to Preserve and Improve Our Democracy?”.
Ms. Adcock’s submission, “Our Living Democracy” was the unanimous selection of an expert panel of judges consisting of Judith Geithmen, retired Lemon Bay English teacher; Michael Haymans, attorney in Punta Gorda; and Joyce Colmar, retired attorney and Adjunct Professor of Law.
The $1000 scholarship was presented to Ms. Adcock in recognition of her excellent essay and in the hope that it helps her realize her career goal of “upholding the justice system in our great nation.”
The Englewood Democratic Club has over 100 members and hosts monthly gatherings for members as well as guests. For more information, please visit https://englewooddemclub.org/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo information: (left to right) Christine Kenealy, Club President and Tony Dunbar, Club Treasurer, presenting the award to Ms. Adcock.