Cape May Kiwanis Club


 Scholarship Chairperson with 2018 Scholarship Awardees
 
Scholarship Winners

Awards Were Presented June 13, 2018

The Kiwanis Club of Cape May holds an Annual Awards dinner for Club Members to recognize the scholarship award winners and their immediate families. This is truly a special evening for these young students off to higher education.

The awards help with school expenses for the next level school or certification, and are given as an Honor or a Memorial.  Awards for 2018 totaled $20,000. This was all made possible by the Kiwanis Club’s continual service to the community, fundraising activity and your support for the annual Car Raffle.

The current raffle ticket sale is underway. The Kiwanis Club members hope the community supports their annual Car Raffle tickets sales.  We have always made our goal -- and this year we need to sell 600 tickets to maintain the many scholarship awards.

  

Awards were presented in 2018 to: 

Lower Cape May Regional High School Scholarships:

  • $1000 scholarship awarded to Olivia Levin given in honor of Larry Reed whose life career was in education as a teacher. 
     
  • $1000 scholarship awarded to Jacob Mullen given in honor of Jim and Linda Waldie who are a husband and wife team in our Kiwanis Club
      
  • $1000 scholarship awarded to Gabrielle Masterson given in honor of Gerald Reeve who was President of the Cape May Kiwanis Club in 1990.  The Club recognizes his outstanding work in the banking industry and President of the Sturdy Savings Bank, one of the premier banks in Cape May County. 
      
  • $1000 scholarship awarded to Athenna Myre Stoddard given in honor of Eileen Kreszswick who is an active member of our club and a trusted and worthy Secretary of the club. 
      
  • $1000 scholarship awarded to Paige Golden given in honor of Robert Morris who was President of our club in 2009.  Bob recently retired as head of the Lower Township Elementary Food Service Department. 
     
  • $1000 scholarship awarded to Kyle Verycken given in honor of Charlie Hendricks who is an active member of our club.  Charlie has chaired our car raffle committee for the last several years. All of them successful.
     
  • $2000 scholarship awarded to Jessica Alexander given in honor of Robert Fite who joined Kiwanis and was president of our club in 1972.  He is our oldest member who is still very active. He is one hundred percent true Kiwanian and believer in our motto – “serving the children of the world. 
     
  • $3000 scholarship awarded to Johanna Zheng given in honor of Kim Ford President for the last two years and currently serving as New Jersey Lieutenant Governor in 2018-2019.

Lower Cape May Regional Memorial Scholarships:

  • $2000 scholarship awarded to Christopher Hollandsworth given in memory of Charles (Bud) Swain who joined our club in 1954 and was its President in 1960.  Bud ran a very successful family business for many years in Cape May, the well-respected Swain’s Hardware Store. 
     
  • $1000 scholarship awarded to Madison McGay given in memory of Jim Washington who was a long-time member of Kiwanis. Jim was President of Kiwanis in 1978 as well as a past distinguished Kiwanis Governor.
     
  • $1000 scholarship awarded to Victoria McCann given in memory of Ralph Bakley who was a long-time member of Kiwanis and served as President in 2003. He served for fifty years on the Lower Township Board of Education. 

Cape May Technical High School Scholarships:

  • $1000 scholarship awarded to Kathleen Connelly in honor of Al Conley, an active member of the club coordinating the community service committee for Meals on Wheels. Al spent his entire career in education in the position of Social Studies teacher for 7th to 12th grade. His hobby is Revolutionary War history.
     
  • $1000 scholarship awarded to Coryn Marie Dykhouse in honor of Harvey Williams, a long term member of the club, President in 1979, and an active member. Harvey retired from the Cape May Post Office as Post Master and he has always been civic minded. He knows more people in Cape May than any club member.
     
  • $1000 scholarship awarded to Caitlyn Jamison in honor of Larry Notch and active member of the club since 1998. Larry is the “go to” guy for completing projects at the club house. He is retired from the New Jersey State Police, the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office and the Cape May County Sheriff’s department, a life of service to the state and community.
     
  • $1000 scholarship awarded to Miranda Fisher in honor of Chuck Kealy, Kiwanis Club Treasurer and member for over ten years. The Office of Treasurer is considered one of the more important offices, in addition to Secretary, for effective and efficient club record keeping.

Cape May Technical High School Memorial Scholarships:

  • $1000.scholarship awarded to Ryan Cleffi in memory of Ed Rochford, given by his son, Jim Rochford, a long time Kiwanis member of the Club. Both Ed and Jim participated in club activities over the years. Ed Rochford spent his career in vocational high school with the last fifteen years as Principal of the Bloomfield Vocational and Technical High School.

 

2017 Scholarship Winners - Cape May Kiwanis Club
2017 Cape May Kiwanis Scholarship Winners

2016 Scholarship Winners - Cape May Kiwanis Club
2016 Cape May Kiwanis Scholarship Winners

2015 Scholarship Winners - Cape May Kiwanis Club
2015 Cape May Kiwanis Scholarship Winners

 
Kiwanis Club of Cape May Scholarship Memory Lane:

Awards were presented in 2017 to: 

Brandon Bauer, Lower Cape May Regional
Sarah Doherty, Cape May County Technical School
Eric Einhaus, Lower Cape May Regional
Emily Fournier, Lower Cape May Regional
Kerri Harrigan, Cape May County Technical School
Alyssa Jackson, Wildwood Catholic High School
Heaven Kelly, Lower Cape May Regional
Brian Lee, Cape May County Technical School
Anthony Patrizi , Wildwood Catholic High School
Caleigh Pirnik, Cape May County Technical School
Mishell Sanchez, Lower Cape May Regional 
Gabrielle Wolf, Cape May County Technical School

Awards were presented in 2016 to: 

Thomas Beeby, Lower Cape May Regional
Morgan Burkhart, Wildwood Catholic
Brianne Nicholas, Lower Cape May Regional
Caleigh Manyak, Lower Cape May Regional
Joshua Meyer, Lower Cape May Regional
Marti Panczner, Lower Cape May Regional
Sarah Portewig, Lower Cape May Regional
Caroline Roth, Cape May County Technical School
Allison Sekela, Lower Cape May Regional
Destiny West, Lower Cape May Regional

Awards were presented in 2015 to: 

Farah Almandani, Cape May County Technical School
Victoria Jacoby, Lower Cape May Regional
Aubrey Pettifer, Lower Cape May Regional
Alexa Piro, Lower Cape May Regional
Monica Powers, Cape May County Technical School
Melanie Sheehan, Wildwood Catholic